Apply for a Grant
The Mental Research Institute provides small grants to fund breakthrough projects that use an interactional approach to mental wellness. Before applying, please familiarize yourself with the Mental Research Institute’s pioneering concepts as they apply to your program, project, or practice.
Step 1: Submit a letter of intent (LOI).
Please review our Grantmaking Guidelines below and address each key item in your LOI. We accept LOI applications from August 1st to September 15th. Upon submission, you will receive an email from the Foundation confirming receipt. If your LOI passes our initial review, you will be invited to submit a full proposal application.*
Required documents for submitting a full proposal application:
Audited financial statements (most recently completed fiscal year) OR unaudited financial statements (most recently completed fiscal year) for applicant organization
IRS Form 990
Completed application form
Step 2: If your LOI meets our criteria
If your LOI meets our criteria (you will usually hear from us within six weeks of your LOI application) you will be invited to submit a more detailed Grant Request.
* If your LOI is declined, your organization will be eligible to re-apply 12 months from the declination date. Due to the high volume of LOIs we receive, staff may not be able to provide tailored feedback on declined LOIs.