Healthy Minds

Background

Behavioral and mental health are a vital component of a person’s wellbeing. Mental health disorders, substance abuse and tobacco use negatively impact overall health and quality of life and can place a burden on entire communities.

The negative impact of mental illnesses and substance abuse on our neighbors and our community has led HFL to identify Healthy Minds as a Strategic Focus Area. By supporting programs that focus on the prevention and treatment of mental and behavioral health issues, we can empower our residents to live healthy and well in and around La Porte. Grant requests do not have a set minimum but are limited by our yearly budget. HFL has budgeted a maximum of $3.5 million for grants in 2017.

Goals

Our goals for Healthy Minds grants are:

  • Increasing access to care for mental illnesses
  • Increasing access to treatment for substance abuse
  • Decreasing drug usage
  • Decreasing tobacco usage

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for an award:

  • The proposed supported program must directly serve or support residents who reside within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas.
  • The proposed program will impact and improve health and wellness.

Priority will be given to proposals that:

  • Encourage collaboration between community organizations.
  • Use evidence-based practices.

HFL Will Not Fund:

  • Underwriting for an organization’s annual appeals/solicitations, special events or general fundraising.
  • Organizations who discriminate in any way based on participation or membership in a specific religious faith, race, gender, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age or disability.
  • Faith based organizations will be considered for grants so long as the grant proceeds are used for programs offered by such organization that are offered to individuals regardless of their religious affiliation, race, gender, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age or disability.
  • Endowments.
  • Lobbying or the support of any political candidate, political party or political activity.

 

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Learn More About Our Grants:

Utilize the links below to learn more about the different grants HFL will be awarding and if your organization is eligible to apply!