van Ameringen Foundation Grants

van Ameringen Foundation

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Next predicted deadline: Feb 17, 2024 (Letter of inquiry)

Later predicted deadlines: Apr 10, 2024 (Full proposal), Jul 24, 2024 (Letter of inquiry), Sep 8, 2024 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $250,000

Fields of work: Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Food Access & Hunger Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in New York: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County Show all

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The van Ameringen Foundation funds innovative and practical programs for early intervention, advocacy and increased accessibility of mental health services for people and communities with limited financial means and opportunities.


Within its broad focus on mental health, the Foundation encourages innovative and practical grant proposals in areas which:

  • increase the accessibility of mental health services to people and communities with limited financial means and opportunities;
  • offer preventive and early-intervention strategies;
  • advocate for systemic change with local or national impact.

Grant Types

The van Ameringen Foundation provides general support and project specific grants in two overall categories:

Direct Service Grants

The Foundation funds programs and projects that provide a direct service, such as case management, assessment, counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric care, training, or jobs, housing, and other supports to people and communities confronting significant mental illness.

  • Duration: Up to three years
  • Size: Between $25,000 – $75,000 annually

Non-Direct Service Grants

Advocacy: The Foundation funds strategies that seek to create changes in the law, public policy, or in the perceptions and practices of the public and private sectors responsible for improving mental healthcare, particularly in unserved or underserved communities.

Media/Dissemination: The Foundation funds efforts which seek to share research findings, best practices, and knowledge related to improving the mental health safety net and system. This may be in the form of a publication, training, or media project using traditional or new forms of communication.

Training: The Foundation funds activities that provide learning and skill-building opportunities for mental health providers, advocates, people living with mental illness, policymakers, and family or community members who are seeking to deepen their understanding, knowledge, treatment, or social change efforts.

  • Duration: Up to three years
  • Advocacy Grant Size: Up to $250,000 annually
  • Media/Dissemination & Training Grant Size: Between $25,000 – $75,000 annually

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The van Ameringen Foundation provides grants exclusively in the five boroughs of New York City and within the city limits of Philadelphia, as well as advocacy support at the national level.
  • Before requesting further support, grantees are asked to wait at least one year after submitting a final report.
  • You must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization, or a fiscally sponsored project of a registered 501(c)(3).
  • You must undertake work that directly addresses the mental health service, education, and/or advocacy needs of people or communities with limited financial means or opportunities. 


  • The Foundation is not active in programs for intellectual disability or physical disability.
  • Grants are not made for endowments, capital projects, annual fund-raising drives, or in support of international activities and institutions.
  • No grants in direct support of individuals are made by the Foundation under any circumstances.
  • We are no longer providing grants outside of New York City or Philadelphia.

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This page was last reviewed August 31, 2023 and last updated August 31, 2023