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Capacity Building Opportunities

Grants to Southeast Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies
to Build Capacity to Improve Mental Health Care Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ethel and James Flinn Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/22/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of $50,000 to Southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations and government agencies providing mental health services in eligible counties for activities that build organizational capacity. Mental health services must be a significant part of the work carried out by the applicant organization. The Foundation is committed to improving the scope, quality, and delivery of mental health services in Michigan. Organizations must deliver mental health care and services in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and/or Washtenaw Counties.

The Flinn Foundation recognizes the importance of providing ongoing support to partner organizations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and we move towards recovery. Mental health providers and non-profits have suffered financial losses and the need for behavioral health treatment and supports has increased. The Foundation has allocated funding for one-year grant awards to improve capacity in this evolving landscape that may include:

  • Implementing/expanding telehealth infrastructure
  • Expanding access to therapeutic treatment and service
  • Expanding access to mental health services in primary care settings
  • Addressing inequities and disparities in treatment
  • Training and/or workforce development
  • Planning cross sector collaboration/coordination
  • Securing personal protective equipment and supplies
  • Implementing other program modifications and/or technology

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158105

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Term of Contract:

The one-year grant term is January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This RFP is open to governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations located in Southeast Michigan that provide mental health care and services. Mental health services must be a significant share of the services provided by the organization.

To be eligible for a grant, your organization must:
- Be recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Deliver mental health care and services in Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, or Washtenaw
- Have a current audited financial statement or be in the process of obtaining one

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation is accepting competitive proposal applications until July 22, 2021 – 4:00 PM. Grants are awarded once yearly - in September.

- July 22, 2021 - (4:00 p.m.): Application Deadline
- September 30, 2021: Decision Notification
- December, 2021: Funds Issued
- January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022: One-Year Grant Term
- March 1, 2023: Final Report Due

Please Note: As an organization, you may respond to multiple Request for Proposals (RFPs) but can only submit ONE application per RFP (with the exception of universities, hospitals, or governmental agencies with multiple departments and divisions).

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Direct inquiries to:
Andrea M. Cole, Executive Director and CEO

Ethel & James Flinn Foundation
333 West Fort Street, Suite 1950
Detroit, MI 48226-3167
P: (313) 309-3436
F: (313) 309-3441

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties

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