To qualify for Child and Family Mental Well-Being funding, your program or service must focus on families with children. Funding priority areas include:

  • Mental Well-being
    • Reduce suicide deaths
    • Reduce frequent mental distress, including anxiety and depression
    • Decrease opioid misuse

We are also looking for:

  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Comprehensive programs that include the entire family
  • Trauma Informed System for young children
  • Community Coalitions


  • A full and complete financial audit within the last two years from application. Submission must include the full audit, including any findings or letter from the auditing firm
  • A 501c3 designation letter or have a comparable government designation
  • Completed W9
  • Completed Supplier Form (a blank copy will be provided in the application)


  • Applicants can request a total grant award between $5,000 and $50,000 for the entire project period.  If your organization has an extensive project or program seeking for additional funding or collaboration, please reach out to to discuss.
  • A funding request may not exceed 20 percent of an organization’s annual operating budget, e.g., to be eligible for a $50,000 grant, your organization’s annual operating budget must be at least $250,000.
  • In general, small equipment and materials are eligible at no more than a total $5,000 cost, but large equipment, construction, and capital costs are not eligible. Consideration will be given if computer equipment is necessary and vital to the success of the project.
  • Grantees will be required to submit outcomes reports and will be expected to track and share aggregated data about their projects and participants.


  • Innovative projects with measurable results
  • Projects that promote significant and lasting change
  • Projects that are specific, well-defined, and cost-effective
  • Projects that focus on increasing access for low-income, uninsured, or underrepresented populations

To honor the time and energy of the Board in reviewing your application – as well as your time and energy in preparing the grant application – please don't apply unless your program or project fits into one of the categories listed above. If you have any questions as to whether your project qualifies, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss it with you.