Trust Announces More Than $2M in Grant Awards        

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to beneficiary-serving organizations in the final quarter of fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022). Trust grants are awarded throughout the year to Alaska nonprofits, Tribal entities, state and local government agencies, and service providers that serve Trust beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include Alaskans who experience mental illness, substance use …

TRUST ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO BENEFICIARY-SERVING PARTNERS

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (April 5, 2022) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded more than half a million dollars in grants to beneficiary-serving organizations in the third quarter of the fiscal year. On average, the Trust grants $25 million a year to Alaska organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries, including nonprofits, service providers, Tribal entities, and state and local government …

TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) announces the hiring of Katie Baldwin-Johnson as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to accepting this role, Katie served as the Trust’s Senior Program Officer, a role she has held for 6 of her 14 years with the Trust.   Baldwin-Johnson brings more than three decades of Trust beneficiary-related advocacy, direct service …

TRUST GRANTS $885,000 TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS STABILIZATION IN ANCHORAGE

(June 23, 2021) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) recently awarded two grants totaling $885,000 to support improved response to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in Anchorage. These grants represent a significant step in efforts led by the Trust, in partnership with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and many community partners, to enhance the …

**STAKEHOLDER SURVEY** FY23 Budget Development (Respond by April 30, 2021)

The Trust has started its’ work on the FY23 budget planning process (year two of the Trust’s two-year FY22/23 budget cycle). 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 …

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 …