Behavioral Health 2020 Grantees

April 20, 2021

While behavioral health has been a focus of RMHF’s funding for several years, the pandemic has further exposed the deep inequities and gaps both in access
and delivery of behavioral health care to striving community members most in need. In response, we have deepened our support of partners doing this difficult work. Over the past year, we have provided 18 organizations with
a total of $412,500 in behavioral health grant funding.

The RMHF Trustees approved the following 11 one-year Access to Health Care: Behavioral Health grants, totaling $315,000. These grants are mission-aligned with RMHF, and work towards increasing access to quality behavioral health care by reducing behavioral health disparities for vulnerable and striving populations including, but not limited to, people of color, children, LGBTQ individuals, older adults and immigrants. Two of the organizations we funded are led by people of color.

In addition to our regular grant cycle grantees, our Trustees also approved a first-phase emergency grantmaking response to COVID-19. These grants totaling $97,500, focused on behavioral health services and/or technology needs of organizations transitioning to telehealth. The response was centered in the Foundation’s commitment to fostering health equity, and these grants provided one-time general support to organizations providing critical services to striving communities during this time.

Meet the 18 RMHF grantees who are improving behavioral health care access and equity in our community. These partner organizations are providing services that are critical to vulnerable populations (and all of us), during the pandemic and beyond. 

 

 
Organization Amount Program Focus
Better Housing Coalition  $25,000 Behavioral Health General Support
 Better Housing Coalition  $10,000  Covid-19 Response The provision of behavioral health services
 Challenge Discovery Projects  $20,000  Behavioral Health Project Support
 Challenge Discovery Projects  $5,000  Covid-19 Response For technology purchase to support telehealth
 ChildSavers  $30,000  Behavioral Health  General Support
 Crossover Healthcare Ministry  $7,500   Covid-19 Response The provision of behavioral health services
 Daily Planet  $30,000  Behavioral Health  General Support
 enCircle (formerly) Lutheran Family Services  $5,000  Covid-19 Response  For technology purchase to support telehealth
 Faces of Hope  $7,500  Covid-19 Response  The provision of behavioral health services
 Family Lifeline  $5,000  Covid-19 Response  For technology purchase to support telehealth
 Gateway Homes  $30,000  Behavioral Health  General Support
 Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now)  $30,000  Behavioral Health General Support
 Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now)  $10,000  Covid-19 Response  The provision of behavioral health services
 Hanover Safe Place  $10,000  Covid-19 Response  The provision of behavioral health services
 Health Brigade  $7,500  Covid-19 Response  The provision of behavioral health services
 Jewish Family Services  $10,000  Covid-19 Response  The provision of behavioral health services
 Jewish Family Services  $30,000  Behavioral Health  General Support
 RPS Education Foundation  $30,000  Behavioral Health  General Support
 Safe Harbor  $10,000  Covid-19 Response  The provision of behavioral health services
 Side by Side  $30,000  Behavioral Health  General Support
 Voices For Virginia’s Children  $30,000  Behavioral Health  General Support
 YMCA  $10,000  Covid-19 Response  The provision of behavioral health services
 YWCA Richmond  $30,000  Behavioral Health  General Support