Supporting Bold Leadership in Community Mental Health & Wellness


The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation is pleased to introduce a new initiative to support leadership in community mental health and wellness.

The Farris Foundation seeks to invest in organizations that focus on mental health and wellness, and are committed to creating equitable and accessible community systems of care.

Applicants may request up to $50,000 per year for two years totaling $100,000.

Concept proposals are due January 17, 2022.

The Foundation will support innovations that increase access to care, integrate mental health and wellness promotion with primary care and other human services, and support professional development. The capacity building grant program will support practical, “building block” projects that help behavioral healthcare organizations such as:
• Help the organization acquire the necessary knowledge, tools, and resources to develop, implement and assess targeted improvements in their work.
• Expand best practices and models that lead to sustainability.
• Build program capacity through planning, training, collaborating, and evaluating grants.

For more information download the Guidelines above or visit the Application Process and Eligibility pages.