|Organization Name||Description||Key Projects||Financial info||Year Founded||Executive Director/ Chairman||Address / Phone / Website||Legislative Advocacy / Activity in D.C.|
|Active Minds||Active Minds is the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to raise mental health awareness among college students. The organization develops and supports student-run chapters on colleges and university campuses that promote a dialogue around issues of mental health and educate the entire student body about available resources in and around the campus community.||Active Minds takes a comprehensive, grassroots approach to promoting mental health. Through student-led chapters and national programs they educate the next generation of mental health advocates. |
Programming at Active Minds is developed based on the latest research as well as input and expertise from students, a Student Advisory Committee and a National Advisory Committee.
The organization manages awareness campaigns, fellowships, conferences, and outreach especially geared toward students and young adults.
|Active Minds is funded solely through private contributions.||2003||Steven A. Lerman|
|2001 S Street, NW Suite 450|
Washington, DC 20009
|In March 2017, they started a new campaign, 'Transform your Campus Campaign', that educates students on how to initiate policy changes that will better support mental health. There is no other major action on their part in DC.|
|Blu Matter Project||Blu Matter Project is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to offer a new and holistic approach to support people living with Depression and/or Bipolar Disorder that is rooted in the practice of yoga.||The organization operates as the liaison between Ambassador Studios and those living with Depression and/or Bipolar Disorder. They provide recipients with the opportunity to practice at a partnering yoga studio free of charge for a year.||None Listed||2012||Linda Malone
|680 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor|
Toronto, ON M4Y 2A6
|Brain & Behavior Research Foundation|
|100% of all donor contributions for research are invested in NARSAD Grants leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of disorders in children and adults, such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, autism, and bipolar, attention-deficit hyperactivity, post-traumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders.||Funding goes to individual investigators whose research is aimed at preventing, treating, and possibly curing mental illnesses||Have awarded more than $360 million to fund more than 5,000 grants to more than 4,000 scientists in 35 countries across the globe.||1987||Stephen A. Lieber|
|90 Park Avenue, 16th Floor|
New York, NY 10016
|Bring Change 2 Mind||In 2010, the Close Family co-founded Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M), a nonprofit organization built to start the conversation about mental health, and to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy. BC2M develops influential public service announcements (PSAs), including its most recent campaign, #MindOurFuture, has piloted evidence-based programs at the university (UBC2M) and high school (LETS BC2M) levels engaging students to reduce stigma and discrimination, and has created a social movement around change by providing people with platforms to share, connect, and learn.||Public Service Announcements||The organization's total assets are $1.6 Million.||2010||Glenn Close|
|155 Sansome Street, Suite Number 530|
San Francisco, California 94104
|Campaign to Change Direction||The Change Direction initiative is a collection of citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector trying to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness and wellness. At the time of the launch, the campaign had 50 partners pledging to share the Five Signs of emotional suffering with 30 million Americans over the next five years. In only six months, the campaign has grown to over 180 organizational partners who have already reached over 15 million Americans.||http://www.changedirection.org||When the campaign launched in 2015 in DC, First Lady Michelle Obama was their keynote speaker. Although the initiative was inspired by the discussion at the White House National Conference on Mental Health in 2013, there is no apparent lobbying action taking place in DC now.|
|Child Mind Institute||CMI's stated goal is to help improve the lives of children through integrating evidence-based clinical care, collaborative scientific research, information and resources, and advocacy. CMI consists of a clinical medical practice, the Child Mind Medical Practice, PLLC, a Limited-Liability Company and a non-profit foundation with which it shares office space and resources. The institute was founded by Harold Koplewicz, who serves as the medical director of the clinic, president of the foundation, and practices on a limited basis.||Clinical care, research||Total assets in 2015 were $25.4 million.||2009||Elizabeth Planet
|445 Park Avenue|
New York, NY 10022
|Dalio Foundation||The Dalio Foundation supports organizations at all levels of development, from start-ups in need of seed capital to well-established institutions that can bring big and/or novel ideas to fruition. They support research and treatment for mental disorders, primarily bipolar disorder and depression.||Staunch believer in transcendental meditation, which guides much of the foundation's grantmaking in this area. Still, he also supports more traditional outfits, including work on bipolar disorders||The Dalio Foundation is a family foundation financed by Ray and Barbara Dalio. As of 2014, the foundation had about $805 Million is assets.||2003||Janine Racanelli||1 Glendinning Place|
Westport, Ct, 06880
|David Lynch Foundation||The David Lynch Foundation For Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace (DLF) is a global charitable foundation with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Fairfield, Iowa. It was founded by film director and Transcendental Meditation (TM) practitioner David Lynch in 2005 to fund the teaching of TM in schools. Over the years it has expanded its focus to include other "at-risk" populations such as the homeless, U.S. military veterans, African war refugees and prison inmates.|
The Foundation is reported to have sponsored between 70,000 and 150,000 students in 350 schools throughout the U.S. and South America. It has held several benefits to inspire charitable contributions.
|They fund institutional implementations of Transcendental Meditation-based programs for underserved youth, veterans and military, at-risk women’s groups, American Indians, homeless shelters and prisons.||The foundation's total assets in 2015 were $5.7 Million.||2005||Bob Roth
Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Chairman
|228 E 45th St|
New York, NY 10017
|Their Center for Health and Wellness on Capitol Hill is provides government leaders, health experts, and influence-makers with innovative approaches, such as the Transcendental Meditation technique, for addressing the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk, underserved populations.|
In 2010, DLF established their Operation Warrior Wellness Program, supporting veterans dealing with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress. DLF raises money. The OWW initiative has partnered with leading veterans service organizations, Army and Marine bases and VA medical centers across the country to deliver the Resilient Warrior Program to veterans, active-duty personnel and military families in need. The initiative also partners with military colleges to create a new generation of more resilient officers. Every year, they host a Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, Virginia for nearly 700 veterans and their families to rest, reconnect, and recharge. Boulder Crest Retreat is the nation's first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to veterans and their families. They also have a donation page on their website to directly sponsor veterans.
In December 2016, they held a national forum on “Exploring the Science of Trauma, Meditation and the Brain” at the US Peace Institute in D.C., bringing together leaders in health, veterans, education, and addiction to explore 40 years of research and clinical applications on the use of Transcendental Meditation.
In June 2017, they held a grand benefit concert, “A National Night of Laughter & Song,” held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to raise funds to teach 10,000 veterans and at-risk youth in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
In November 2017 they will join the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus in D.C. to provide TM courses to the Ward 8 community and surrounding areas.
|Foundation for Education and Research on Mental Illness||The Foundation for Education and Research on Mental Illness (FERMI) was established in 1986 to provide training grants to allow young psychiatrists to come to the Intramural program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for direct "hands on" research experience. When Dr. Frederick Goodwin retired from the directorship of the NIMH, FERMI moved with him to the George Washington University Medical Center, and expanded it's research and research training mission to include public and professional education about mental illness.||Recent projects supported by the Foundation have included the revision of Manic Depressive Illness, the authoritative text on the illness, used by both physicians and patients for over fifteen years, and an initiative to educate primary care physicians and other health, but non-mental health, professionals on mood disorders, their diagnosis, and treatment.||The foundation takes donations as well as funding from awarded grants. They have received a $1.7 million grant from The Dalio Foundation.||1986||None Listed||131 Saint Andrews Rd|
MD 21146 USA
|Fountain House||Fountain House creates a culture that transforms lives. Their members, in partnership with staff, operate employment, education, housing and wellness programs. They perform all activities, including advocacy, administrative support, building maintenance and food preparation. Members hold jobs, graduate from schools, develop social networks and experience fewer hospitalizations and improved overall health. Increased fulfillment, sense of purpose, and stability inevitably follow.|
Fountain House has inspired the creation of hundreds of similar programs in 34 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually. In 2014, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation recognized their global reach and the efficacy of their evidence-based model with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
|Employment, education, housing and wellness programs||Total Assets in 2016 were $24.4 Million.|
Total operating support and revenue in June 2016 was $18.3 Million. (41% contributions from individuals, 27% fundraising events, 20% investment income from endowment, and 10% foundation and organization grants)
|1948||Kenneth J. Dudek|
|425 W 47th St|
New York, NY 10036
|In 2014, Fountain House partnered with WHO to develop guidelines and best practices to reduce early mortality among people with serious mental illness in lower and middle income countries (LMICs). Representatives from major international government agencies and NGO’s, as well as Directors from leading US agencies including, SAMHSA, NIMH and CDC, were in attendance to learn about the efficacy of Fountain House’s approach to integrated medicine and wellness within a community-based mental health setting.|
In 2016, Fountain House members represented the organization at the Destination Dignity March for Dignity and Change in Mental Health in Washington, DC. Destination Dignity is a collaborative project for change and public engagement around mental health in America. Marchers stood up to stigma, shame and discrimination and spoke out against chronic underfunding of mental health services.
|ICAMI - International Committee Against Mental Illness||The mission of ICAMI is to contribute to the eradication of mental illness. Initially, the organization arranged for drugs to be donated by the pharmaceutical industry to developing nations and also sent selected members to train local practitioners. Over the years ICAMI’s mission has evolved but has been primarily educational and consultative.||The United Stress Disorders Association - committed to improving the ability to manage the excessive stresses of everyday life initially through non-pharmacological intervention. The Association supports new modalities in research to promote stress management as the key to preventing debilitating mental disorders. |
ICAMI has also begun to develop research and policy portfolios to supplement its educational and consultative functions.
|1958||Robert Cancro, M.D.||110 Richmond Hill Road|
New Canaan, CT 06840
|They awarded the Nathan S. Kline Medal of Merit to First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1982 for her work in mental healthcare and the role she played in the reform of federally funded mental health programs.|
They also contributed to the "Report to the President from the President's Commission on Mental Health, 1978."
No recent action in D.C. found.
|Mental Health America||Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. The organization promotes mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of their current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.||Mental Health America manages programs in policy and advocacy, education and outreach, as well as information and referral services.||$4.1 Million in Assets for 2015||1909||Paul Gionfriddo|
President and CEO
|500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820|
Alexandria, VA 22314
|They hosted a Mental Health America 2017 Annual Conference in D.C. from June 14-16. Senator Al Franken opened with his story about how he became a champion for mental health in the Senate, and Patrick and Amy Kennedy spoke with Paul about the experiences that led them to form the Kennedy Forum, and where they hope to take the field. MHA gave Legislator Awards to Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator Chris Murphy, Representative Tim Murphy, and Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson to thank them making mental health reform a part of the 21st Century Cures Act.|
Before the conference, they hosted a Pre-Conference Hill Day and joined forces with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for a Capitol Grounds rally. They also held an Advocacy Training Conference Call on June 7th, 2017.
They also offer resources and news alerts on their website, informing readers of new developments in Washington and explaning health legislation and proposing MHA's analysis of current national mental health policies on their blog. They also offer guidelines for readers to contact senators to lobby for better mental health policy reform.
|MDSG - Mood Disorders Support Group of New York||The Mood Disorders Support Group of NY (MDSG-NY) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) self-help, peer run organization. Since 1981, we have been supporting individuals with mental health problems such as depression and bipolar disorder as well as their families and loved ones.||Unique to Manhattan, they offer 16 weekly support groups on both the East and West sides, a prestigious monthly lecture series, our quarterly newsletter, MOODS; plus an extensive website and a warm 24- hour phone line.||Members pay a nominal fee to participate in services. They also rely on generous donations from supporters and other patrons.||1981||-||P.O. Box 30377|
New York, NY 10011
|NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness||NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Offers education programs, crisis hotlines, public policy advocacy, and public awareness events and activities||Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.||Expenses for 2015 were $11.3 Million while Revenue was $10.4 Million||1979||Mary Giliberti||3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100|
Arlington, VA 22203
|They maintain an active presence in the U.S. Capitol on priority issues with relationships on both sides of the aisle. NAMI also has a strong presence in all 50 states, advocating for state laws, as well as county and local mental health policies. |
They also have a link on their website so people can 'join the movement' and write to Senators for health policy reform.
They are hosting a NAMI National Convention in D.C. from June 28 - July 1, where researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and people living with mental illness can meet and discuss strategies to advocate for changing the mental health system in America.
In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI's efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness.
|NAMI - NYC Metro||NAMI-NYC Metro improves the quality of life for people who have mental illness and their families, through support, education & advocacy.||Helpline, no cost support groups, business/organization/school presentations||Contributions and Grants for 2014 were $1.3 Million||1979||Wendy Brennan||505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103 |
New York, NY 10018
|They offer resources on their website educating members on state and local policy developments concerning mental health. Their members also receive their bi-monthly advocacy magazine. They encourage their members to advocate to local officials on mental health policy.|
|National Council for Behavioral Health||National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,800 member organizations, it serves more than 10 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addictions. The organization is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. Mental Health First Aid has trained more than 600,000 individuals to connect youth and adults in need to mental health and addictions care in their communities.||The National Council operates Mental Health First Aid USA to educate the nation on behavioral health disorders and the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions to provide nationwide technical assistance on integrating primary and behavioral health care. We offer the annual National Council Conference featuring the best in leadership, organizational development and excellence in mental health and addictions practice.|
National Council Magazine, National Council webinars and our Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research offer in-depth perspectives on current trends and hot topics in mental health and addictions.
|Total Operating Revenue for 2015 was $31.3 Million||2006?||Susan Blue|
|1400 K Street NW, Suite 400|
Washington DC, 20005
|The National Council’s annual Hill Day will be held in Washington, D.C. on October 2-3, 2017. They allow people to register on their website and regularly update Hill Day registrants with important advocacy and logistical information leading up to the event.|
They have a Policy Action Center tab on their website, where they list their Mental Health and Addiction Policy Agenda. They feature blog posts that discuss policies, help readers write to senators to advocate for policy reform, and feature shareable posts for social media that people can post.
|Neurobiology Foundation||The Neurobiology Foundation maintains efficient and effective organizational strategies in raising funds and providing grants to individual scientists and physicians for advanced research in molecular and neuropathological abnormalities of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They are focused on the development of improved management or cure of these diseases, and in generating an invaluable body of peer-reviewed literature and technological innovation.||The foundation makes biomedical research grants with the specific focus of revealing therapeutic targets to facilitate better management of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.||None listed||-||Jeremy D. Ollerenshaw Founder and Executive Director||Atlanta, GA|
|Quell Foundation||The mission of the Quell Foundation is composed of three main pillars- Training, Access and Awareness.|
After an initial organizational needs assessment, the advanced training program provides our first responders with the skills necessary to recognize and appropriately respond to signs of mental distress within their professional ranks.
The Quell Foundation is developing the next generation of caregivers. The Bridge the Gap program increases the talent pipeline through scholarship awards to students preparing to enter the mental healthcare profession.
|Project Awareness educates communities and individals in care disparities through the development of the “Lift the Mask” documentary, set for release in 2018. The Quell Foundation offers a FIGHTER scholarship for students living with a mental diagnosis and a SURVIVOR scholarship for students who have lost a parent or caretaker to suicide. Through these awards, Quell aims to reduce the number of suicides, drug overdoes, and the incarceration of people with a mental illness.||2015||Kevin Lynch|
CEO and President
|P.O. Box 1924 |
Falmouth, MA 02556
|SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration||SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.||SAMHSA has a number of programs and initiatives aimes at the prevention and treatment for substance abuse and mental disorders. |
Their SPF program is a five-step planning process that reflects a public health or community-based approach to delivering evidence-based substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion programs. The steps provide a roadmap to guide states, jurisdictions, tribes, and communities in the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities.
SAMHSA also makes grant funds available through the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Center for Mental Health Services.
|SAMHSA is a government ageny within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.||1992||Kana Enomoto|
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
(SAMHSA is led by the Assistant Secretary and a team of Directors and Regional Administrators.)
|5600 Fishers Lane|
Rockville, MD 20857
|SAMHSA works with states, territories, counties, and localities to support and improve state- and community-based behavioral health services and systems. They list details about these partnerships on their website. They have posted publications that they have authored and made available to state and local governments to guide their policies and programs regarding mental health.|
They also offer two block grants administered to state and local jurisdictions to fund behavioral health treatment and prevention programs. The Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) provides funds and technical assistance for programs with comprehensive, community-based mental health services to adults with serious mental illnesses and to children with serious emotional disturbances, and to monitor progress in implementing a comprehensive, community-based mental health system. The MHBG is provided to states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
No specific action listed in D.C., more national and state to state efforts.
|Seleni Institute||The Seleni Institute is a nonprofit organization that destigmatizes and transforms mental health and wellness by addressing real-life issues that challenge the emotional health of women, men, and their families, including: pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, infertility/third-party reproduction, miscarriage, stillbirth, menopause, parenting, and child loss.|
The Seleni Institute partners onsite with Seleni Psychology Counseling and Support, PLLC, a mental health and wellness practice that focuses uniquely on women's mental health care needs.
|Treatment; Trainings for professionals, including psychologists, therapists, OBGYNs, pediatricians, nurses, and midwives; Public programs, including new parent groups, breastfeeding clinics, and adolescent services; Research funding; Advocacy||None Listed||2011||Nitzia Logothetis, MSc, MA |
Founder and Executive Chairwoman
| 207 E 94th St|
New York, NY 10128
|The institute's founder, Nitzia Logothetis, has advocated for the mental health of women and families around the world, and has been a keynote speaker in engagements at the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the US Capitol.|
No current actions in D.C. could be found.
|Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Foundation||Sheppard Pratt Health System (SPHS) is the largest non-profit provider of mental health, substance use, special education, and social support services in the country. As a nationwide resource, SPHS provides 2.3 million services each year across a comprehensive continuum of care, spanning both hospital- and community-based services. Since its founding in 1853, SPHS has been an innovator in the fields of research and best practice implementation, with a focus on improving the quality of mental health care on a global level. SPHS has been consistently ranked as a top national psychiatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report for the past 26 years.||The Foundation offers patient care, special education services to children with autism, clinical research programs in a variety of mental disorders, as well as education programs for professionals.||The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Foundation has received at least $400,000 from the Dalio Foundation for a bipolar research initiative||1853|| Harsh K. Trivedi, M.D., M.B.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer
|6501 N. Charles Street|
Baltimore, MD 21204
|Staglin Foundation / One Mind for Research||When Shari and Garen Staglin's son, Brandon, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1990, they realized that advancements in scientific research were vital to understanding mental illness. Rather than wait for a miracle, they started a The Staglin Foundation on their own to raise funds for mental health research. |
Along with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, the Staglin’s foundation co-founded One Mind for Research, which works on finding the cure for brain disease. The main goal of the research is to find a cure in 10 years.
|The Foundation makes grants for research on mental illness. They have partnered with The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and issued grants for research to the UCLA Department of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Harvard Medicl School, among other institutions.||During the past 20 years, IMHRO and the Staglin’s Music Festival for Mental Health event have raised more than $200 million for mental health charities and research.|
Garen, his wife Shari and their children, Brandon and Shannon, are founders of the Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, California. Actively involved for 30 years in the wine industry, through the operation of their winery and business interests the family has been able to support of various charitable causes.
In the last ten years, causes they have chaired or donations from their wines have generated more than $800 million.
Much of their support comes from donors and from the support from the National Institute for Mental Health.
Co-Founder and Chairman
|120 Lakeside Ave., Suite 200|
Seattle, WA 98122
|The Treatment Advocacy Center||The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating legal and other barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The Stanley Medical Research Institute is a fully integrated supporting organization to the Treatment Advocacy Center.||Advocacy and Research||Total assets in June 2015 were $0.9 Million||1998||John Snook |
|200 North Glebe Road, Suite 801|
Arlington, Virginia 22203
|Their website provides readers with information about relevant legislation as well as TAC's advocacy priorities. They provide links to help readers write to legislators directly.|
Their website also provides news updates on health policy developments in Washington.
|Youth Mental Health Project||The Youth Mental Health Project wants to improve the lives of children and families by promoting mental health education about youth. They aim to create sustainable action and lasting change.|
YMHP is focused on changing the narrative to ignite a grassroots dialogue. Through various mediums, they seek to inform and educate community stakeholders, parents, and others about the importance of children’s mental health nationwide. Promoting mental health literacy programs is one avenue. YMHP believes early intervention and prevention is key in lowering the incidence and severity of mental illness.
|They use personal storytelling through film, community conversations, workshops and educational tools to change hearts, minds and perceptions about youth mental health. The organization also provides parents, practitioners, teachers, clergy and students with practical knowledge and education to increase mental health literacy and reduce misunderstanding, shame, blame and silence.||None Listed||2011?||Randi Silverman|
Co-Founder and CEO
|Westchester, New York?|
(No address listed)