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Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare Fund: Micro-Grants

A Great Quote from Pericles: ‘What You Leave Behind Is Not What Is Engraved in Stone Monuments, but What Is Woven into the Lives of Others.’” --Brian Duffy, LMHC, Addiction Professional, Winter 2017

Nonprofit behavioral healthcare organizations make lives better every day, but often toil under challenging circumstances in an environment of limited resources. In the most personally meaningful role of the Institute, the IABHC Fund supports activities that facilitate the high-quality, compassionate care we want to see across the country, including in the communities where we live and work.

The Fund reviews proposals on an ongoing basis and seeks to respond to current and emerging behavioral health needs, with a special emphasis on projects that improve the lives of children affected by mental illness and/or substance use.
The Fund has awarded nearly a quarter of a million dollars in micro-grants since its inception in 2017.
Grant proposals must be submitted through the online form below, and will be reviewed by the Institute’s Grant Review Board as they are received. Applicants may expect a response within 90 days. Please note: We do not make grants to individuals, for-profit institutions, or political campaigns. For questions related to the fund, please contact Peggy Mullaney at

How to Submit a Grant Proposal

Complete the form below and upload any additional information or supporting documentation you feel may be relevant.

The 2018 Grant Application Period Is Now Open.
This application period runs from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018.


Your Information:


Potential Grantee Organization:


Goals of Grantee Organization (Please list 3-5):


Project Significance:

Provide background information on the specific problem or challenge addressed by your program or project and explain how it contributes to a solution or improvement. Be sure to highlight any unique facets or circumstances relating to the grant request.


Detail the specific objectives of your program or project, including how it will improve behavioral healthcare.


Describe in detail how the objectives will be achieved, including a timetable for completion.


Describe the proposed method for evaluating and measuring your program or project’s success, including what concrete and observable outcomes can be expected.


Provide a budget for your program or project, including specific line-items as relevant. List any funds available from other sources for the project.

Plans for Continued Support

If the proposed project or ongoing program is expected to continue beyond the period for which the grant is requested, describe plans for continued support.

Tax Exempt Status

Attach a copy of the potential grantee organization's most recent determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service indicating classification as a 501 (c) (3) organization.

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