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2019 Think.Change

Grants to New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico Nonprofits, Churches, and
Agencies in Paso del Norte to Reduce the Stigma Around Mental Illness

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Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF)

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Grants to western Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Mexico nonprofit organizations, churches, and government agencies in the Paso del Norte region for programs that strive to lower the stigma that is associated with mental illness. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to the full application. Eligible regions include El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in west Texas, Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero Counties in southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua in northern Mexico.

The Health Foundation seeks LOIs for funding consideration in one of the following interest areas that help meet the Think.Change initiative goal to reduce stigma and negative bias associated with mental illness:

- Implementation of evidence-based trainings to reduce mental illness stigma and bias among people (i.e. teachers, landlords, law enforcement, etc.) who have frequent contact with individuals with a mental health condition.

- Implementation of evidence-based education programs for individuals and families on emotional health, mental illness symptoms, management, and treatment options.

- Implementation of evidence-based navigator training for individuals willing to serve as advocates, system navigators, or volunteer presenters, including people with lived experience.

- Advocacy for policy change aimed at reducing the stigma and negative bias associated with mental illness.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183399

Term of Contract:

The Board of Directors may approve multi-year grants; however, grants are evaluated at least annually.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte region.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) is bound by a set of priorities and guidelines in the grant-making process. Some of the restrictions include: no unsolicited grant applications, no brick or mortar, and no direct payment for illness treatment services.

The following are generally not funded unless they are part of a more comprehensive and coordinated Health Foundation initiative or otherwise significantly contribute and strategically connected to a Health Foundation Priority Area:
- Biomedical, bench, or basic research
- For-profit organizations
- Capital campaigns; brick and mortar; construction
- Indirect costs on pass-through expenses
- Debt retirement or operating deficits
- Grants to individuals
- Endowments Make up for government funding shortfalls or supplant other funding sources
- Fundraising events Political campaigns or voter registration drives
- Medical bills, medical services/devices, or medication
- Religious purposes
- Lobbying work not impacting the service region
- Programs not matching a priority area
- Unsolicited proposals
- Scholarships or fellowships
- Drives for or provision of supplies, such as: blankets, food, fans, school supplies, and the like.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines & schedule:
- Letters of intent are due via the Health Foundation’s on-line application system by May 16, 2019.
- Invitations for full proposals will be announced by June 4, 2019.
- Full proposals are due by July 18, 2019.
- Projected funding cycle start date is November 1, 2019, but other dates may be proposed.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

Enrique Mata
Phone: 915-218-2617

Paso Del Norte Health Foundation
221 N. Kansas, Suite 1900
El Paso, Texas 79901
(Located in the Wells Fargo Plaza)

Grant Coverage Areas:

Eligible regions include El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in west Texas, Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero Counties in southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua in Mexico.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico: Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero Counties ;   Texas: El Paso and Hudspeth Counties

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.