Mental Health Programs for Children and Families

Posted by Viola Bernard Foundation on September 1, 2014

Viola Bernard Foundation Accepting LOIs for Mental Health Programs for Children and Families


The Viola Bernard Foundation supports innovative programs that address the interplay between social conditions and the psychological health of children and families. To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for programs that assist children and families in accessing mental health services.

Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to support programs that assist disadvantaged families in accessing services; make improvements to adoptive and foster care services; provide for effective, evidence-based psychosocial services and policies; and/or promote coordination, equity, and justice in systems serving disadvantaged children and their families. Grants are generally limited to projects or programs for children and young people with a mental health component.

Priority will be given to projects and programs in the tri-state area (New York City and environs, New Jersey, Connecticut). Vermont, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania may also be of special interest.

To be eligible, applicants must be certified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

LOIs must be received no later than November 2, 2014. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to submit full applications by December 1, 2014; invited applications must be received by January 30, 2015.

Visit the Bernard Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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