(October 24, 2023) The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awarded $3,385,836 in grants to beneficiary-serving organizations in the first quarter of the fiscal year.
These grants to partners are a part of the Trust’s $20 million annual grant program supporting Alaskan organizations that serve and support Trust beneficiaries including nonprofits, service providers, Tribal entities, and state and local government agencies.
“With a mission to improve the outcomes of our beneficiaries, Alaskans who experience behavioral health conditions and developmental disabilities, the Trust works to deploy its resources to support partners who are working to serve and support these populations,” said Steve Williams, CEO of the Trust. “We are proud to be able to award grant funding to so many impactful projects and initiatives and are deeply grateful for the work of all our grantees to improve our system of care for vulnerable Alaskans.”
Trust grants are awarded for capacity building, direct service, outreach, planning, capital, and workforce initiatives, as well as in support of conferences, seminars and training to organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries. Many of the projects funded by the Trust also receive funding from the philanthropic community, private donations, earned revenue, and other community support. The total value of the projects supported with Trust grants this quarter is an estimated $28.8 million.
Below is a complete list of Trust grants awarded last quarter. You can learn more about the grants in the quarterly grant report posted online.
|Grantee||Project Title||Grant Amount|
|ACLU of Alaska||ACLU Alaska Trauma Training||$5,000|
|ACLU of Alaska||Prisoners’ Rights Guide||$50,000|
|Akeela, Inc.||Kar House Roof Replacement||$50,000|
|Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities||Alaska Alliance of Direct Support Professionals Organizational Development||$11,050|
|Alaska Center For Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)||Promoting and showing the Film ‘8 Keys for Adults with FASD’ in Seven Alaskan Communities||$25,000|
|Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association (previously ASHNHA)||Alaska Hospital & Healthcare (AHHA) Annual Conference||$2,500|
|Alaska Literacy Program, Inc.||ALP Family Literacy Program||$15,000|
|All Alaska Pediatric Partnership||Early Childhood Governance Outreach Coordination||$50,000|
|Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center||Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center Dental Grant||$100,000|
|Anchorage School District – Preschool||Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Continuation||$25,000|
|Association for the Education of Young Children, Southeast Alaska||Circles of Security for Child Care Professionals (COSP) & Parents as Teachers (PAT) Support||$50,000|
|Bartlett Regional Hospital||Aurora Crisis Services – Commencement of Operations Assistance||$476,200|
|Challenge Alaska||Challenge Alaska Keil Center Improvements||$50,000|
|City of Fairbanks||Crisis Now Community Coordinator||$138,000|
|Comagine Health||Forging Partnerships to Provide Optimum Behavioral Health Services for Alaska’s Youth||$2,500|
|Covenant House Alaska||Mental Health Clinician for CHA’s Youth Engagement Center||$97,586|
|Covenant House Alaska||Covey Academy Youth Employment Training||$250,000|
|Juanita Strong Forever Project||Juanita Strong Forever Pilot||$50,000|
|Juneau Housing First Collaborative||Forget-Me-Not-Manor Phase 3||$375,000|
|Ketchikan Wellness Coalition||Ketchikan Crisis Now Community Director||$125,500|
|Love Alaska||Refuge Coffee Collaboration Buildout||$50,000|
|OpiAID, Inc.||OpiAID Pilot||$98,500|
|Peer Power of Alaska||Operationalizing Our Vision||$50,000|
|Southcentral Foundation||Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury (TABI) Phasic Implementation Plan for Identification, Intervention, and Continued Assessment of Capacity and Community Infrastructure Building||$500,000|
|Southcentral Foundation||Integrated Parenting & Family Support Services||$265,000|
|Stone Soup Group||Parents Learning Circle: Special Education Lost During Covid-19||$22,500|
|Sultana New Ventures LLC dba The Foraker Group||Health TIE||$75,000|
|University of Alaska Anchorage||Extension Project for Doctoral Occupational Therapy Trainees in Behavioral Health||$84,000|
|University of Alaska Anchorage||School Psychology Program Development||$87,300|
|Valley Charities, Inc.||Mat-Su Reentry Housing Project||$80,000|
|Volunteers of America Alaska||Supported Employment for Young Alaskans||$125,200|
Applications for Trust grants are accepted year-round. Organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries interested in applying for a Trust grant can visit: https://alaskamentalhealthtrust.org/about/grants.
Contact: Allison Biastock, Chief Communications Officer, 907.334.2531, email@example.com