The Mental Health Funding Circle recently completed its second round of funding. Members are very happy to support great organizations working on highly impactful mental health interventions. The next open funding round will be held in the Fall - applications will be due October 1st, with final decisions made in early November. For more information, visit MHFC website. This round, MHFC members disbursed $789,833 to the following organizations, institutions and individuals:
$70,000 to Fine Mind for their direct service work on depression in northern Uganda.
$78,225 to Phlourish for guided self-help in the Philippines.
$50,000 to Happier Lives Institute for continued research on subjective wellbeing metrics and general operating support.
$65,000 to Overcome to support their work offering free online therapy.
$153,000 to Eggshells for their work on digital guided self-help.
$120,000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to station task-shifting youth therapy practitioners in HIV clinics in Botswana.
$24,000 to School of Hard Knocks to support lay practitioner interpersonal therapy for youth in South Africa.
$30,000 to CEARCH for meta research into effective mental health interventions.
$30,000 to Tata Institute of Social Sciences to support research on interpersonal therapy in primary schools in India.
$70,248 to Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute for research on suicidality and suicide prevention in urban settings in Zambia.
All funding decisions are made personally by individual circle members and do not necessarily reflect the priorities of the circle. For any information about funding or membership, please reach out!