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    Current Grantees

    The inaugural class of APAF Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program grantees was announced in July 2022. The five grant recipients are working to support mental health equity for young people of color, with an awarded grant of up to $10,000 over two years. The grant is funded by the APA Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K.

    2024 Grantees

    Be Eccentrich, Inc.

    Be Eccentrich, Inc. will use its grant to support “BE WELL: A Therapeutic Art Intervention Program,” a project tailored to address the mental health disparities faced by people of color in Broward County by employing a culturally competent and inclusive approach, incorporating community partnerships, and creating accessible and community-centered locations to improve access to mental health resources, reduce stigma, and promote positive mental health outcomes.

    Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

    Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. will use its grant to support “CPLC Nahui Ollin Wellness Program Youth Camping Retreats,” a project to engage and serve the diverse community of Pima County, which includes a demographic mix of Latino, Indigenous, White, and a growing Asian and Black population, by addressing the increasing prevalence of youth marijuana use, mental illness, and gender-based violence among the county's youth population through empowerment through education, a culturally responsive approach, leadership development, youth advocacy, safe spaces, mentorship and peer support, trauma-informed care, community engagement, and cross-cultural dialogue.

    Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation

    Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation will use its grant to support “Creating Access to Safe and Equitable Places for Our Youth to Play and Be in Nature,” a project to support the well-being and mental health of children by creating access to safe and equitable places for them to play and be in nature or greenspace environments.

    FCBC Community Development Corporation: H.O.P.E. Center

    FCBC Community Development Corporation: H.O.P.E. Center will use its grant to support “Suicide Prevention and Youth Resilience,” a project to leverage the social influence of adolescents to enhance protective factors and reduce suicide through their school-based peer networks by measuring engagement and impact on social protective factors including peer connectedness, for youth across a range of risk levels based on prior suicidal ideation-behaviors, depression, ACEs exposure, and academic achievement.

    The Greatest Investment (TGI) Girls Empowerment Program

    The Greatest Investment (TGI) Girls Empowerment Program will use its grant to support “TGI Girls Mental Health Initiative,” a program to help increase equitable access to mental health initiatives to young people of color and help change the narrative of mental health within communities of color by offering community events, mental health program initiatives and connecting our young people of color with industry experts who look like them.

    Health Care for the Homeless

    Health Care for the Homeless will use its grant to support “Behavioral Health Care for Youth Experiencing Homelessness,” a project to ensure both access to behavioral health care and culturally and linguistically appropriate care for young people of color through their home health model.

    Jubilee Healing Farm, Inc.

    Jubilee Healing Farm, Inc. will use its grant to support “Peer Outdoor Education for Mental Health,” a program aimed to address the mental health disparities in anxiety and depression among college students, particularly focusing on self-identified Black students by providing a range of support services and training that directly address the unique challenges and stressors faced by these populations such as discrimination, microaggressions, and the stress of navigating environments where they are underrepresented.

    NAMI Greater San Antonio

    NAMI Greater San Antonio will use its grant to support “WELLness for Youth,” a project that will support youth in the three schools that surround Haven for Hope, our community's largest homeless shelter, by providing staff development, parent education and youth education groups on mental health topics through the school year.

    WrapAround Enterprises

    WrapAround Enterprises will use its grant to support “Emerge Youth Initiative,” a multi-media educational arts education project that will amplify voices of youth on substance abuse, prevention and engage multi-generational audiences by providing culturally competent education, prevention, and public awareness services that are safe and effective to meet the needs of the marginalized youth and families that they serve.

    YWCA National Capital Area

    YWCA National Capital Area will use its grant to support “EmpowerYOU,” a program to promote awareness of mental health among its program participants, by delivering innovative programming that addresses the mental health inequities they face, increasing their equitable access to mental health care and empowering them to advocate for their mental health needs by providing them with access to tools and resources that will improve their resilience and mental health long-term.

    2023 Grantees

    New York Foundling (NYC)

    New York Foundling will use its grant to support ARTsq: Art to Advance, Restore and Transform, a program that strives to address these gaps and improve the experiences and outcomes of youth of color currently in care, as well as foster care alumni. ARTsq is an art healing, restorative justice workshop series developed in 2020 as a response to overrepresentation of BIPOC youth in child welfare and their testimonies about their experiences in care—entering and exiting, accessing resources, engaging with staff, and receiving medical and mental health care.

    Pakistani Association of Greater Boston (Hudson, MA)

    The Pakistani Association of Greater Boston will use its grant for innovative programming that addresses mental health and substance use disorder inequities experienced by young people of color., Promoting awareness of mental health and substance use disorder inequities experienced by young people of color. Increasing equitable access to mental health and substance use disorder care for young people of color. Enhancing the quality of culturally and linguistically appropriate services in mental health and substance use disorder care for young people of color.

    2022 Grantees

    The Drake University Counseling Center

    The Drake University Counseling Center will use its grant to better gather data and assess the mental health needs of people of color among its student body. The data will be used to inform programming as well as outreach through on-campus partners. The Center will also host an event where students of color will share their experiences with mental health, and its clinicians will be offered ongoing training in therapeutic tools for young people of color.

    The University of Florida

    At the University of Florida, students from nearby colleges often seek mental health help at the UF Health Community clinic. However, some of these students do not have financial resources or insurance to cover their costs and end up leaving treatment before it is completed. The University of Florida will use the grant to connect students from historically underserved backgrounds, with disabilities, or from disadvantaged backgrounds to an outpatient clinic for treatment, including an evaluation and seven follow-up sessions.

    The Kellin Foundation’s Project Nia

    The Kellin Foundation’s Project Nia is working to reach more young individuals of color in Guilford County, North Carolina, area with culturally and linguistically appropriate resources about mental health. Leveraging its designation as a National Child Traumatic Stress Network site, the Kellin Foundation will also update training materials, conduct staff training sessions, and build additional expertise among clinicians and advocates in the areas of equity and inclusion.

    Crear Con Salud

    Crear Con Salud in Puerto Rico is presenting biweekly Facebook livestreams about mental health for the general public, as well as workshops for community leaders. With the support of the grant, they will broaden their audience and curate the information they’ve previously made available and develop more in-person workshops on resilience and conflict management.

    The University of Colorado

    The University of Colorado is using its grant to support translation of an evidence-based mental health intervention for Spanish-speaking youth. Among its activities, it will conduct presentations for area school districts, adolescent physical health care clinicians, faith-based leaders and others who could refer Spanish-speaking adolescents in need of outpatient, trauma-informed behavioral health services.