Grant Categories

Mental and Behavioral Health

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation envisions a future where all New Yorkers can thrive and lead productive lives with sound mental and behavioral health. MCHF wants to ensure that individuals directly or indirectly impacted by mental and behavioral health will be provided with affordable, high-quality, culturally appropriate support, services, or treatment within nurturing communities. Mental health includes an individual’s emotional, psychological, psychiatric, and social well-being, and needs to also address substance use, addictions, and other behaviors. MCHF understands that mental and behavioral health needs are particularly acute in historically marginalized communities and for populations that have been adversely affected by socioeconomic inequities. MCHF also understands that mental and behavioral health services are embedded in multiple systems and will consider system-specific and collaborative efforts across those systems.

MCHF aims to support programs that include, but are not limited to, the following:

Interventions and Treatment: Improving the quality of care and services in clinical and non-clinical settings, including supporting the delivery of trauma-informed, culturally responsive, person-centered or family-centered care targeting specific populations. It could also include crisis response services or integrating and coordinating mental and behavioral health with other medical providers, social services, or systems.
Capacity and Access: Building the capacity of the sector to increase the timely availability of and access to affordable, high-quality mental and behavioral healthcare in clinical or community-based settings. This could include building and diversifying the workforce, introducing services in traditional or non-traditional settings, supporting technological innovations and increasing the volume of providers, professionals, peers, and other supports.
Education, Awareness, and Prevention: Increasing education, awareness, and prevention, including suicide prevention; improving engagement, reducing stigma and other barriers to services and treatment; and involving impacted communities into the design and implementation of responsive solutions.