The Tower Foundation will now offer three opportunities per year to apply for funding for its Core Programs and Services grants (in Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders) as well as for Technology and Small Grants. This change from an annual cycle will ensure a shorter process that will help to lessen the administrative burden on grantees. Learn more here.
The Tower Foundation has adopted the definition of mental illness used by the National Alliance on Mental Illness:
that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others,
and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental
illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for
coping with the ordinary demands of life. Serious mental illnesses include
major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive
disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and
borderline personality disorder.
For our Mental Health category, we have identified five key goals:
While open to creative approaches, some preferred strategies for supporting our goals include: