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Candid Give List: Mental Health

Candid analyzed the giving patterns of the 1,000 largest U.S. foundations to identify a set of well-established, respected charities. The charities have been vetted and supported by multiple professional funders. They also meet Candid's high standards for transparency and legitimacy.

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Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

EIN: 92-0152268
Arlington, VA

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for all those grieving the death of a military loved one. TAPS honors our military men and women by caring for all those they loved and left behind.

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Bo's Place

EIN: 76-0326979
Houston, TX

Bo's Place exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

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Didi Hirsch Psychiatric Service

EIN: 95-1816023
Houston, TX

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services (DHMHS) transforms lives by providing quality mental health, substance use and suicide prevention services in communities where stigma or poverty limits access.

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EIN: 43-1201653
Arlington, VA

Millions of people in the United States, 1 in 5 or nearly 60 million, face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental health condition. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to providing advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

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EIN: 94-2431483
Palo Alto, CA

Kara provides grief support for children, teens and adults.  Our vision is to provide compassionate support to people of all ages on their journey through grief so that they can move toward renewed hope and meaning.

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Kick Drugs Out of America Foundation

EIN: 52-1706526
Houston, TX

We teach character through karate.  During these extraordinary times, our students need us more than ever and we’re doing all we can to stay closely connected with them as we navigate the challenges we are facing. Although our physical classrooms are empty, our instructors are still teaching life-changing values through martial arts. We are using video conferencing technology to create normal interactive learning environments; producing new, belt-specific martial arts training videos that can be accessed anytime online to supplement virtual classroom training; and adapting our values curriculum to more effective online formats. Kickstart Kids positively impacts the social emotional well-being of students, and we are here for them and their families through these uncertain times.

Eagle Ranch Inc

Eagle Ranch Inc

EIN: 58-1497408
Flowery Branch, GA

Eagle Ranch helps make life better for children and their families, positively impacting communities for the glory of God.

Grant Halliburton Foundation Inc

Grant Halliburton Foundation Inc

EIN: 20-5643050 
Plano, TX

Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens, and young adults; promote better mental health; and prevent suicide.  Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of Grant Halliburton, a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19.   The Foundation that bears his name works to help families and young people recognize the signs of mental illness through a variety of avenues including mental health education, collaboration, encouragement, and information.  Grant Halliburton Foundation offers a variety of programs, presentations, and an annual conference on mental wellness, suicide prevention, bullying, resilience, and other issues impacting.

Juvenile Protective Association

Juvenile Protective Association

EIN: 36-2167765 
Chicago, IL

The mission of JPA is to improve the social and emotional well-being and functioning of vulnerable children so they can reach their fullest potential at home, in school, and in their communities.  This is accomplished by providing therapeutic counseling services to at-risk children and families, conducting research, sharing knowledge, and providing expert consultation and guidance to others serving these children and families. JPA's vision is that vulnerable children and families in Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods will have access to the highest quality mental health services.

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Lines for Life

EIN: 93-0725294
Portland, OR

Preventing substance abuse and suicide and promoting mental wellness.

Please note this list is not exhaustive, and additional nonprofits are addressing mental health in effective ways. In compiling this information, Fidelity Charitable has relied on publicly available information with links provided in this document. Fidelity Charitable is not responsible for the accuracy of this information or the ability of any organization to achieve specific goals. Fidelity Charitable makes no recommendation or endorsement with respect to any particular organization. Donors are encouraged to research organizations using tools, such as GuideStar and Charity Navigator, and by contacting a nonprofit’s leadership and development office to evaluate the organization’s effectiveness, financial standing and governance.