Donor Advised Funds

LIVING LEGACIES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

In 2011, a group of philanthropists, mental health advocates and practitioners came together with a radical idea: to create a mental health community foundation, where those with the means and the passion could establish Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). They aimed to support research and programs that promote recovery for people affected by mental health problems, and over the years they have established dozens of funds that have paid for cutting edge research and services that revolutionize mental health care.

 

Today, Open Excellence continues to manage and grow a diverse set of DAFs through the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, each with its own specific aim. Some donor-advisors have chosen to focus on supporting successful peer support innovations, like the Hearing Voices Network. Others provide support for research on important under-funded topics, such as the role of nutrition in mental illness and health. We invite you to explore the funds, and contribute to any fund that speaks to your passion for improving mental health. Or, if you don’t see a fund that meets your dreams for better mental health, you can click here to learn more about joining the world of progressive mental health philanthropy by setting up your own fund.

The Advocates Inc. Collaborative Pathway Fund will enable the Collaborative Pathway team to serve families of ordinary means by supplementing their health insurance with […]
The Inner Fire Fund will launch a proactive, healing community at Grace Brook Farm in Brookline, Vermont, offering a choice for people to recover […]
An International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry effort with the goal of identifying, studying and promoting safe, humane approaches to helping those with […]

Case Studies

Success stories and positive change from projects we've funded.

Hearing Voices

Research and Development national expansion initiative

In the United States, the standard response is to pressure or force voice hearers to take psychotropic medications which many find ineffective and some disabling. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Research

Independent, Peer-Reviewed research. funded by you.