Opening Minds

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How to Apply for a Grant

Step 1: Eligibility
To be eligible for a grant, your organization must:

  • Be recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Deliver mental health care and services in Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, or Washtenaw
  • Have a current audited financial statement or be in the process of obtaining one

Step 2: Review Grantmaking Priorities and Application Timeline
The Foundation offers grant opportunities through an annual open Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Please make sure you review our RFPs thoroughly to determine how best your proposal might fit.

THE FOUNDATION IS NOT ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

Evidence-Based Practices – Adult Mental Health
Evidence-Based Practices – Children, Youth and Adolescent Mental Health
Grantmaking Opportunities

Grants are awarded once yearly – in September
Listed below is the typical timeline and process for applying for a grant:

FUNDING PROCESS AND TIMELINE
Mid May/Open RFPs announced
Mid July/Deadline for proposal applications
Late September/Notification of grant decision
Early December/Grant funds awarded

Step 3: Submit an Application
If you determine your proposal fits the Request For Proposal (RFP) requirements, the next step is to complete an application through our website using the links below. You should carefully review our Grant Application Tutorial before you click on the link to help guide you through the online process and gather the required attachments.

Please note that we only accept proposals through the online grant application process. Feel free to contact us (313) 309-3436 if you need assistance completing the application or have questions about the online system.

Please click the appropriate link below to submit your application:

Evidence-Based Practices – Adult Mental Health

Evidence-Based Practices – Children, Youth and Adolescent Mental Health

Grantmaking Opportunities

If you are a returning applicant, please click here

*Organizations may respond to multiple RFPs but can only submit one application per RFP, with the exception of larger organizations with multiple departments and divisions.

The Foundation staff may contact you for additional information at any point in the review process. A decision will be made at the September Board of Trustees Meeting.

Budget Expenditure Form

Executive Summary Template