|Organization Name||Description||Key Projects||Financial info||Year Founded||Executive Director/ Chairman||Address / Phone / Website||Legislative Advocacy / Activity in D.C.|
|American Foundation for Suicide Prevention||The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide.||Research, advocacy, education, counseling for those who have lost someone, a large community of nationwide chapters||Total assets in 2016 were $15.2 Million.||1987||
Chief Executive Officer
|120 Wall Street|
New York, NY 10005
|They list public policy priorities on their website, as well as state-by-state statistics and facts concerning suicide and health policy. They have a link to their 'Action Center' webpage (https://afsp.org/our-work/advocacy/action-center/#/), where people can find their elected official and write to senators. |
They organize advocacy days and an Annual Advocacy Forum in DC and at state capitols to meet with representatives and encourage them to support suicide prevention policies.
They enlist AFSP Field Ambassadors to represent AFSP with elected officials at all levels of government. Ambassadors lead chapter advocacy and public policy committees.
|Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF)||The Jordan Porco Foundation was founded in 2011 by Ernie and Marisa Porco after they lost their son, Jordan, to suicide when he was a freshman in college.|
The Jordan Porco Foundation is committed to preventing suicide in the high school, college, and college entry student population. Through awareness, education, and innovative programming, JPF is challenging stigma around mental health and help-seeking, creating open conversations about the prevalence of suicide and mental health issues in the young adult population, and saving lives.
The Jordan Porco Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non profit, located in Hartford, CT.
| Using a peer-to-peer messaging model, Fresh Check Day utilizes student groups in addition to college/university staff to develop and execute interactive booths that deliver mental health and resource information in a fun and engaging way.|
The Jordan Porco Foundation created the Nine out of Ten program and website to educate students about the warning signs of suicide, available resources, and action steps to take if a friend is thinking about suicide. With this knowledge, students are empowered to be gatekeepersfor their peers and get them help if they’re struggling with their mental health.
4 What’s Next is a student-driven primary prevention program to help high school students develop positive coping skills and enhance protective factors in preparation for life beyond high school.
|Total Assets in 2015 were $2.2 Million||2011||Ernie Porco|
|Goodwin Square |
225 Asylum Street, 12th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
|The JED Foundation||JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. They partner with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. They encourage community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health. (not strictly BP related, but relevant)||Hotlines, On-Campus support groups and advocacy programs, videos and PSAs geared toward youth,||Total Assets in 2015 were $3.6 Million.||2000||Phillip M. Satow|
|6 East 39th Street, Suite 1204|
New York, NY 10016