Grant Range $50,000 to $500,000

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Details about all of our past grants are available in our searchable Grant Database.

2023 Behavioral Health Grants

Ethel and James Flinn Foundation
Michigan’s Role in a Multi-State Crisis Continuum Co-Op

Women of Colors
WOC Community Advocacy and Resilience Project

Bay-Arenac ISD
Meeting The Behavioral Health Needs of Young Children in Rural Areas Through School and Telehealth Delivery of an Innovative Intervention

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County
Therapeutic Mentoring Pilot

Marquette-Alger RESA
Day Treatment Programming (AKA Therapeutic Classroom)

Voices for Children
Addressing Childhood Trauma Through Play Therapy

Starr Commonwealth
Calhoun County Student Resilience & Empowerment Center

Baraga County
Baraga County Sheriff’s Office/Avel eCare Partnership

Centra Wellness Network
Rural Crisis Cross-Training Model

Michigan Rural EMS Network
SHIFT: A Culture of Support For T-I EMS Agency

Oakland Schools
Strengthening School Mental Health & Family Engagement

The Shul
Behavioral Health Training Initiative

Corewell Health Foundation
School Blue Envelope:  Collegiate Expansion and Evaluation

The Regents of the University of Michigan
MHICC: Building Capacity for Connection & Care

Henry Ford Health
IHELP: Technology to Address Substance Use in Schools

Michigan State University
Clinically Moderated Peer-To-Peer Support for MSU Students

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Train Home Visitors to Support Depressed Perinatal Clients

Michigan Primary Care Association
Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration in FQHCs

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Improving Access to Adolescent ASD and ADHD Testing

Strengthening the Care Continuum in Ionia and Montcalm Counties

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan
Family Time Coaching: A New Model for Success

CMH for Central Michigan
Enhanced Child Welfare Access and Training Initiative

Grand Valley State University
Fostering Futures: Partners in Community, Behavior & Health

2022 Behavioral Health Grants

Arbor Circle    
Police Social Work

Beaumont Health Foundation       
Integrated Care for Pregnant Women with OUD/SUD

CARE House of Oakland County, Inc.
Oakland County PSB Training

Child and Family Charities     
Trust-Based Relational Intervention in Foster Care

Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc.   
Improved Access to Behavioral Health Resources

Health Department of Northwest Michigan 
Seeding Success to Behavioral Health thru Cross-Sector Action

Henry Ford Health System     
Increasing Access and Accuracy of ASD Screening

Holy Cross Services 
Parent Partners

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County          
An Evidence-Based Approach to Refugee Youth Trauma

Kent Intermediate School District     
Student Perception Survey Statewide Consortia

Lansing Area AIDS Network   
LGBTQ+ Mental Health Services in Greater Lansing

McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation     
Behavioral Health Workforce Development

Orchards Children's Services 
Healing in Wayne: An Innovative Trauma Treatment Program

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services  
Innovations to Improve Access in Pediatric Behavioral Health

Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, Inc.       
On-Demand Whole HealthCare

Saginaw Valley State University        
More Access to Mental Health With a New Care Delivery Model

Senior Resources of West Michigan 
Behavioral Health at Home

The Regents of the University of Michigan   
Implementing Collaborative Care in School Based Clinics

2022 Racial Disparities in Follow-Up Care

Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation (SHAR)   
Project Propel Collaborative

GFM The Synergy Center     
Racial Disparities in Behavioral Health

Women of Colors     
Community Resilience Project Planning

2021 Behavioral Health Grants

AuSable Valley Community Mental Health 
Ogemaw County No Wrong Door Access Program

CARE of Southeastern Michigan       
Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) Teen Vaping Cessation Program

Catholic Human Services, Inc.          
Recovery Resources for Teens and Families

Cherry Health
Integrating YSBIRT in School-Based Health Centers

District Health Department #10       
Interconnected Mental Health System for Youth

Eastern Michigan University
School-Based Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program

GFM The Synergy Center      
Racial Disparities in Behavioral Health Follow-Up Care

Kent Intermediate School District    
KISA Student Wellbeing Survey

LifeWays Community Mental Health           
Behavioral Health Beyond Our Front Door

Livingston County Community Mental Health Authority   
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Program

Michigan Peer Review Organization
Libraries as Mental Health Hubs

MidMichigan Health Foundation     
Expanding Access to Care Thru Technology & Teamwork

Oakland Family Services       
Barrier Busting: Uncovering Disparities in Behavioral Health

Saginaw Community Foundation     
Racial Disparity In Behavioral Health Project

Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation (SHAR)  
Defining the Barriers to Access Our Needs

Spectrum Health Foundation
Suicide S.A.F.E. Team Response: Blue Envelope

Trinity Health, Michigan d/b/a Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Collaborative Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit

Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions       
Behavioral Health Tele-ECHO Project

Women of Colors
Racial Disparity in Behavioral Health Project

2020 Behavioral Health Grants

Family Medical Center of MI
Growing School-Based Healthcare While Training New Providers

Grand Valley State University
Thrive: Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Greater Flint Health Coalition
Peer Recovery Support System for Addiction Treatment Project

Haven of Rest Ministries
Women's Life Recovery Program

Kids Kicking Cancer
The Healing Hero

Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency
System for Sustainable Youth Services in Schools (SSYSS)

Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (dba Community Mental Health Association of Michigan)
Telehealth Resource Center - Behavioral Health

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Care for Justice Involved Patients Part 2

Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association
Building Health Communities: Step Up for School Wellness

Michigan State Medical Society
Connecting Treatment Courts and Health Professionals

Northern Michigan University
Collaborative Network: Behavioral Health Access in UP

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network
Oakland County School-Based Behavioral Health Strategy

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Online Behavioral Health Training for Community Workers

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Trauma-Informed Programs & Practices for Schools

Wayne State University
Promoting Resilience among Maltreated Young Children

Western Michigan University
Building Resiliency in Substance Abusing Families (BRISA)

Western U.P. Health Department
"Positive Steps Together" SUD Support Program

Commitment to local suicide prevention efforts, to be announced

2019 Behavioral Health Grants

Altarum Institute
Responding to Adolescent Depression through Integration and Telemedicine (RAD-IT)

Arbor Circle
Kent County Behavioral Health Home for Children

Beaumont Health Foundation
Improving the Care of Patients with Mental Health Disorders in the Emergency Department

Friends of the Children
Life Navigators for Preventive Behavioral Healthcare

Grand Rapids HQ
Comprehensive Health Initiative for Homeless Youth

Great Lakes Bay Health Centers
Integration of Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Into Primary Care

Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc.
Recovery Centers of Michigan Planning Grant

Henry Ford Health System
iHeLP: Implementation of Technology-Based Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment in Pediatric Primary Care

Jackson County Intermediate School District
Building a Robust System: Designing a Continuum of Behavioral Health Care for Children in Jackson County

Metro Healthcare Services, Inc. (dba Metro Solutions)
Detroit Life Is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Optimizing Michigan's Behavioral Health Home

Michigan Public Health Institute
Michigan Innovations in Care Coordination

Michigan State University
Implementing and Sustaining Integrated Care for Perinatal Depression

National Association of Social Workers
The NASW MI Social Work Training Supervision Institute: Strengthening Substance Use Disorder Workforce Through Clinical Supervision and Adolescent SBIRT Training

Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.
Manistee CareConnect

Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health
Improving Care Integration for Unenrolled Seniors in Kalamazoo County

Starr Commonwealth
Trauma Assessments and Treatment at Children’s Hospital of Michigan: A Project of Starr Commonwealth

The Regents of the University of Michigan
3-Tiered School Mental Health Program with Detroit Public School Community District

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Building the Capacity of Rural Health Centers to Deliver Adolescent-Friendly Integrated Behavioral Health

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Enhancing and Sustaining the Michigan Collaborative Care Implementation Support Team to Expand Access to Quality Mental Health Treatment in Primary Care for Older and Low-income Adults

2018 Behavioral Health Grants

Beaumont Health Foundation
Comprehensive, Interprofessional Substance Use Disorder Treatment Initiative in a Family Medicine Residency Program

Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc.
Integrated Mental Health and SUD Residential Services For Adolescents in the U.P.

Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan
Increasing Access to Medication Assisted Treatment in Primary Care (Multi-funder collaborative)

Greater Flint Health Coalition
Genesee County Community-Wide Strategy to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The Judson Center
Project to Integrate Primary Care Into an Existing Behavioral Health Care Center Using a Patient Centered Medical Home Model

Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement
Advanced Training for Primary Care Teams in SBIRT and Collaborative Care

Munson Healthcare Foundation
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency Services

Regents of the University of Michigan
TRAILS Development of General Education Resources and Detroit Public Schools Planning

Regents of the University of Michigan
Michigan Medicine/EMU Integrated Pediatric Behavioral Health Training Collaborative

Saginaw Valley State University
The GRACE Project: Gaining Recovery in Addiction for Community Elders

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
Trauma Informed Substance Abuse & Treatment Services Program

Starfish Family Services
One Location, One Visit: Pediatric Integrated Health Care in Wayne County: A Value Proposition for Sustainability

Starr Commonwealth
Battle Creek Resilient Schools Project

Wayne State University
Team-based Telemedicine 

2017 Behavioral Health Grants

Catholic Human Services, Inc. 
Integrated Intervention For Parents With Additions In The Child Welfare System

Cherry Health, Elevate Senior Health
Behavioral and Physical Health Annual Screening

Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo 
Integrated Behavioral Health in School

The Corner Health Center
Psychiatric Services for Youth through Community Healthcare (PSYCH)

D. A Blodgett-St. John
The Safe Passages Mentoring Program

Eastern Michigan University 
EMU Geropsychology Training: Advancing Late-Life Neurobehavioral Health

Henry Ford Health System
Opioid Epidemic: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment in and Office-Based Integrated Care Model

Michigan Public Health Institute
A Systems-Level Approach to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

M.P.A Group
Washington Elementary School Family Health Initiative

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority
Family Assessment & Safety Team (F.A.S.T.)

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Reducing Psychiatric Boarding of Pediatric Patients to Assist Families in Crisis

The Regents of University of Michigan
Establishing a Michigan Collaborative Care Implementation Support Team to Enhance Access to Quality Mental Health Treatment in Primary Care for Seniors and Low-Income Adults

The Regents of the University of Michigan
TRAILS to Behavioral Health: Translating Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students (TRAILS)

The Ruth Ellis Center
Ruth Ellis Integrated Health & Wellness Center

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
Integrating Michigan’s U.P Behavioral Health & Primary Care Services

Wayne State University
High Touch – High Tech (HT2)

2016 Behavioral Health Grants

The Corner Health Center

D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s
Safe Passages

Easter Seals of Michigan

Family Medical Center
School-based Telemedicine

Kent County CMH Authority d/b/a Network 180
Behavioral Health Home Replication

M.P.A. Group
Washington Elementary School Family Health Initiative

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Helping Michigan Kids Grow

The Regents of the University of Michigan
TRAILS to Behavioral Health

Ruth Ellis Center, Inc.
Integrated Health and Wellness Center

Spectrum Child and Family Services
Trauma and Stress Relief Program

Volunteers of America
Coordinated Care for the Homeless

The Health Fund’s Behavioral Health Initiative aims to improve access to effective mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services and supports for Michigan residents. 


The Behavioral Health Initiative is interested in funding new projects that address:

  • Implementation of innovative care delivery models
  • Multi-sector responses aimed at developing and strengthening collaboration to support efficient entry to care
  • Use of innovative technology to improve access to care and/or quality of care
  • Implementation of team-based approaches to care, including integration at the point of care, sharing health information among providers, and increased provider consultation

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