TRUST INVESTS $1.4M IN PROJECTS SUPPORTING BENEFICIARIES ACROSS ALASKA

(October 14, 2020) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awarded $1,465,297.50 in grants to beneficiary-serving organizations in the first quarter of the fiscal year. On average, the Trust grants $25 million a year to Alaskan organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries including nonprofits, service providers, Tribal entities, and state and local government agencies. Trust grants support long-term systems change and/or …

Trust Releases FASD Diagnostic Team Data Analysis, Policy & Prevention Recommendations for Alaska

The Trust has released a report summarizing years of Alaska data pertaining to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), and outlining prevention recommendations. The Trust contracted with the McDowell Group for this report, and intends for findings and recommendations to help inform FASD related planning, programming, policy and decision making. The report may be found on our website at:   https://alaskamentalhealthtrust.org/fasd-diagnostic-data-analysis-policy-prevention-recommendations-7-29-20/

ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AUTHORITY PROVIDES MORE THAN $1.2M IN COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANTS TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

June 10, 2020 – Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has awarded 62 COVID-19 response grants totaling more than $1.2M to partner organizations across the state. Based on the response to the program, and assessed partner need, trustees approved up to $1.5M for this program. The Trust is providing grants of up …

**SURVEY** FY 22/23 Budget Development (Respond by June 15)

The Trust has started its’ work on the FY22/23 budget planning process. We are asking Trust stakeholders and partners for help in identifying key issues and themes that are important for us to consider in our budget development process and planning for the future. If you would like us to consider your feedback, please complete the survey linked below by …

TRUST GRANTS $125,000 TO FAIRBANKS INITIATIVES ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (the Trust) recently awarded two grants totaling $125,000, to two Fairbanks nonprofit agencies working on initiatives pertaining to homelessness. Housing is a critical component in the continuum of care for beneficiaries of the Trust. In addition to these recent grants, for the past three years the Trust has funded a Housing and Homeless Coordinator …

TRUST, WORKS WITH DHSS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO IMPROVE ALASKA’S PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and other partners have been evaluating the existing crisis system of care, and working to identify models which can demonstrate improved outcomes for those in mental health crisis. Not unique to Alaska, we rely heavily upon public safety officials/first responders and hospital emergency rooms as a primary …

TRUST GRANTS NEARLY $1M TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (December 19, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded more than $969,000 in grants to organizations across the state in the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020. These grants to community partners fund beneficiary supporting programs and initiatives that align with the Trust’s mission and values. These grants are a part of the trustee …