Mental Health

Improve access to mental health services and enable people to live healthy and resilient lives.




Million funded

Grants Addressed*:

Improved Capacity


Improved Access


Improved Quality


*Grantees could select one or more of these strategies outlined in our theory of change. Of the 2019 grantees, 70 percent chose more than one.

Amethyst Place

Belton School District #124

Center for Developmentally Disabled

Child Protection Center

Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Compass Health

Comprehensive Mental Health Services

Genesis School

Gordon Parks Elementary School

Hope House

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Vocational Service

KC CARE Health Center

KC Healthy Kids


Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault

Poetry for Personal Power


Rose Brooks Center


SAVE, Inc.

Sheffield Place

Sunflower House

Synergy Services

The Family Conservancy

Tri-County Mental Health Services

Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation

Veronica’s Voice

Vibrant Health

Welcome House

Wyandot Center

Theory of Change


Improve the availability and quality of mental and behavioral health services.*

*Mental/behavioral health services may be referred to as “services.”


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Improve Capacity

  • Advance strategies that deepen workforce and leadership capacity.
  • Fund core operating support that leads to organizational improvement, builds infrastructure, or promotes sustainability.
  • Develop strategic and accountable partnerships that lead to enhanced continuum of care.

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Improve Access

  • Promote policies, practices, and technology that increases coverage, affordability, and availability of services.
  • Support place-based services and strategies.
  • Encourage coordinated care and collaboration among multiple agencies and partners.
  • Support outreach strategies to inform and engage target populations.

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Improve Quality Practice

  • Encourage the use of emerging or best practices that are evidence based.
  • Support services that are family-focused, person-centered, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed.
  • Support the integration of services into primary care settings.
Ultimate Impact

Mental and behavioral health supports will enable people to live healthy and resilient lives in the community.