The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center is available to help you strategically and thoughtfully plan ways to fund your SOAR activities. This consultation includes helping you identify funding opportunities that are specific to your community’s unique needs. The available options include federal, state, and local funding, as well as foundations and corporate giving. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit our Funding Tools and Resources Page.
Foundation Funding Opportunities
An article in the February 2019 issue of Health Affairs journal highlighted several foundations that have and/or are currently providing funding for homelessness, housing, and health care related causes. A number of these foundations sought to fund community projects and initiatives with goals to integrate various systems of care such as funding a project whose goal it was to link the most medically vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness from hospitals to recuperative care and then to permanent support housing (UniHealth Foundation). Additionally, The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has focused funding resources with a three-pronged approach: 1. Facilitate systems change by urging stakeholders to invest resources and improve efficiencies in both housing and service provision; 2. Examine how people become chronically homeless, examine the emerging consensus on the preventions of homelessness, and support creation of new permanent supportive housing; 3. Promote continuous learning from other parts of the U.S. about effective practices.
The following foundations were featured in the article:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The JPB Foundation.
Los Angeles County, CA
The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation
California Community Foundation
Chicago Community Trust
Michael Reese Health Trust
Polk Bros. Foundation
Additionally, New York State Health Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Ford Foundation, Oak Foundation, Melville Charitable Trust, Boston Foundation, Pierce Family Foundation, Bezos Day One Fund, and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland were also featured in the article.
For more detailed information about these foundations please contact Dan Coladonato, Project Associate at the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, at email@example.com.
Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances. The purpose of the program is to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbance, and their families. Eligibility is limited to public entities. 6-24 awards are anticipated from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 per year. SOAR for children services could be funded within a System of Care supported by this program. For more information please visit the SAMHSA website grant announcements.
Applications are due Monday, February 3, 2020.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Grants to Establish and Expand Assertive Community Treatment (Short Title: ACT).
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2016 Culture of Health Prize -- Call for Applications
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health, and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change. Each of the 10 winning communities that will be honored in 2016 will receive a $25,000 cash prize and the opportunity to share their accomplishments across the nation to spark local change. The Call for Applications for the 2016 Culture of Health Prize is open until November 12, 2015.
SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is now accepting applications for a new funding opportunity: Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness.
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is now accepting applications for FY 2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI).
SOAR programs can take advantage of the Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grant opportunity.