Grant Deadlines

We have two grant cycles per year, Spring (June decisions) and Fall (November decisions).

A one-page letter of inquiry must be submitted and accepted before any grant proposal is reviewed.

The letters of inquiry phase for the spring 2015 cycle is CLOSED.

The deadline for letters of inquiry for the fall 2015 cycle is May 1, 2015.



Mental Health Resources

As a pathfinder in mental health issues, we are devoted to creating transformational impact on programs and people in Northeast Ohio. We are committed to consulting with world-class experts to foster and invest in programs designed to integrate best practices in mental health.

We have compiled a list of resources that you may find helpful. The mental health resources are self-explanatory. The general resources may be helpful for a wide range of nonprofit organiazations in various categories.

Active Minds

Active Minds is an organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Akron Children's Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)

The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located at Akron Children's Hospital, is a special mental health referral service linking families to a wide range of behavioral health services for children and teens in Summit County and beyond. PIRC is staffed by licensed independent social workers and licensed professional clinical counselors specially trained to assess a child’s mental, emotional and behavioral health care needs.

The Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP)

Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) was established in 1965 at The University of Akron to promote research in the history of psychology by collecting, cataloguing, and preserving the historical record of psychology.

The Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment Center (BeST)

The Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment Center (BeST) is to promote recovery and improve the lives of as many people with schizophrenia as possible by accelerating the adoption of evidence-based and promising practices. To achieve this mission, they work with mental health consumers, family members, expert consultants, policy makers and mental health partners from Northeast Ohio. They offer training, consultation, evaluation, education and outreach activities to build the capacity of local systems to provide state-of-the-art care.

Child Guidance and Family Solutions

Child Guidance and Family Solutions is one of the largest behavioral healthcare agencies serving Summit County with seven convenient locations providing behavioral healthcare treatment and prevention services to over 4,000 children and 1,000 adults every year. CGFS provides counseling, educating and supporting adults, children and families who have faced trauma, grief, abuse, neglect and many behavioral and mental health challenges that prevent them from living successful lives.

Coleman Professional Services

Coleman Professional Services is a nationally recognized not-for-profit provider of behavioral health and rehabilitation programs that improve the lives of individuals, families and businesses in Northeast Ohio. The company relies on an enterprise business model to diversify its funding. Coleman’s foundation and three enterprise companies produce more than 25 percent of the company’s funding for its award-winning programs.

Community Support Services

CSS provides community-based treatment services in Summit County to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. CSS serves as a safety net for those who suffer from illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, major depression and personality disorders.

County of Summit ADM Board

Provides support and oversight of county alcohol, drug and mental health services provided by Summit County contracted service providers. For other counties' ADM boards, go to Mental Health Service Locator.

Mental Health America of Summit County

Mental Health America of Summit County is part of a network of professionals and volunteers committed to improving understanding of the mental health spectrum; wellness to illness. Mental Health America sponsors programs and workshops each year dealing with various mental health issues and concerns.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives.

Mental Illness – What a Difference a Friend Makes

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched the Mental Health Campaign for Mental Health Recovery to encourage, educate, and inspire people between 18 and 25 to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems. This site is for people living with mental illness—and their friends. This group has a high potential to minimize future disability if social acceptance is broadened and they receive the right support and services early on.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI provides education, advocacy and support for persons with brain disorders (mental illnesses) and their families.


Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is a community-based, public institution that provides interdisciplinary training of health professionals, offering both a doctor of medicine and a doctor of pharmacy degree. The NEOMED educational consortium includes the Rootstown, Ohio, campus, eight teaching hospitals, 10 associated hospitals and two health departments.

Ohio Department of Mental Health

Provides support and oversight of county alcohol, drug and mental health services provided by county boards programs throughout the state.

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (ORSC)

RSC is Ohio’s state agency that provides vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to help people with disabilities become employed and independent. We also offer a variety of services to Ohio businesses, resulting in quality jobs for individuals who have disabilities.

Portage Path Behavioral Health

Portage Path Behavioral Health is a professional health care company that exists to provide outpatient, inpatient, emergency, and other specialized behavioral health services to individuals and other purchasers in the Northeast Ohio region.