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Grants and In-Kind Support to USA Nonprofits for Initiatives to Improve Mental Health Care for Children and Youth

Children's Mental Health Innovation Awards


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Important Dates
Conference Date: 06/06/23
Deadline: 07/14/23 5:00 PM ET Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants and in-kind support to USA nonprofit organizations for projects to address the mental health needs of children and young adults. The purpose of this program is to increase access to care, promote mental health equity, reduce stigma, enable early identification and prevention, and enhance intervention, especially among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

The Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health Innovation Awards initiative specifically addresses the lack of both private and public investment in children’s mental health and offers effective ways to connect innovative ideas with capital through seed funding, networking, and capacity-building opportunities. 

The Alliance is looking for new or piloted projects from direct-service organizations that will help address the far-reaching challenges of stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues in children and young adults on a national or local level in the U.S. 

Through a capacity-building platform, select applicants will be invited to join expert-led and peer learning sessions, as well as networking opportunities aimed to benefit small to mid-sized organizations. 


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
While all registered 501(c)(3) public charities based in the U.S. are eligible to apply to the program, it is focused primarily on those with an annual total revenue under $10 million. Applicants with an annual total revenue over $10 million must demonstrate why existing funds cannot be used to support the proposed initiative.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health Innovation Awards Briefing Session
June 6, 2023 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register at this link:

Pre-Application Information
Key Dates for Third Innovation Awards:
- May 8, 2023: Applications open.
- June 6, 2023: Briefing session.
- July 14, 2023: Application deadline. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to submit additional information throughout the ensuing review process.
- Spring 2024: Winners are announced, and a broader group of applicants are invited to join a new capacity-building platform.

- Past applicants are welcome to apply again.
- One application may be submitted per organization or per department for higher education institutions.


Estimated Size of Grant
Selected organizations have opportunities to:
- Be awarded with a grant of $100,000.
- Receive consultation and training from industry professionals.
- Learn from peers and build powerful connections.
- Raise their profile and present their solutions at the Innovation Awards Showcase.

Contact Information
Apply online:

For inquiries, email

Morgan Stanley Worldwide Headquarters
1585 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

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