Open Society Foundation is seeking applications for the Mental Health Initiative, part of the Open Society Public Health Program, provides grants to projects that stimulate the reform of national health, social welfare, and employment policies.
The initiative also provides technical assistance and training in substantive areas to its grantees. Many grantees provide quality, community-based services, demonstrating that people with intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities can live in their communities when they receive support that meets their needs.
The initiative’s funding strategy is geared toward the development of sustainable, quality community-based alternatives to institutionalization for people with intellectual disabilities and/or psychosocial disabilities, and toward the development of government policies that promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities. Accordingly, the initiative provides funding to organizations that focus on community living, deinstitutionalization, and the prevention of institutionalization.
The Mental Health Initiative supports projects that promote the social inclusion of adults with intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities, and provides support for organizations working on policy-based advocacy at local or national levels to promote deinstitutionalization and community living.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via website.
For more information, please visit Mental Health Initiative.