Apply today! New grant opportunity to support resiliency in Howard County
The ongoing uncertainties of recent years have disrupted the lives of our community. Recent data shows that indicators of anxiety and other mental health challenges are on the rise. It is critical that we support one another and invest in helping each other thrive and build resilience through these times.
The Foundation is seeking partners to help protect and support mental wellbeing. Specifically, we are seeking creative solutions from organizations to help build and strengthen our resilience as a community. Proposals must address at least one of the following three areas of resilience:
- Physical: Investing in physical health and wellness to increase protective benefits from a healthy lifestyle.
- Personal: Supporting education in emotional regulation, reactivity and impulsivity, and problem-solving.
- Social: Establishing social supports to build connections to family, peers and mentors.
Track 1 grantees will be awarded up to $1,500. These awards are appropriate for shorter-term programming or events that address one or more of the resiliency criteria. Track 2 grantees will be awarded up to $30,000. These awards are appropriate for longer-term grants that address one or more of the resiliency criteria, and that have a plan for sustainability once funds are exhausted.
Organizations must be tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)3, and must deliver services to Howard County residents.
The deadline to apply is Monday, September 26, 2022.