2021 grant opportunities

A Beautiful Mind Foundation, Inc. will award grants up to $1,200 for innovative, creative, and effective mental health outreach and programming for people of color and the mental health practitioners who support them. Larger grant awards will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Preference will be given to mental health programming that is culturally competent for the population served.


The spring 2021 application window is now closed.

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Spring 2021 grant recipients will be notified by June 21, 2021, and funds will be dispersed by June 30, 2021 for programs active through June 2022.


Eligible applicants must serve communities in the United States or on a government sanctioned tribal reservation. Programs should serve predominantly African American, Latinx, Asian American, and/or Indigenous groups. Applicant groups need not be tax exempt organizations. Multiple grants may be awarded in each category.

The Educate, Enlighten, and Empower Grant 

This grant will award funds to start or maintain programs that support the ABMF mission: to positively impact lives by investing in culturally competent mental health services that educate, enlighten, and empower our diverse community. Grants awarded in this category will support innovative, creative, and culturally competent mental health programs in communities of color. We encourage mental health practitioners of all racial and ethnic backgrounds who wish to create practitioner-focused educational programming to apply for funding in this category.

AAPI Community Support

Grants awarded in this category will support culturally competent mental health programs and services for Asian American or Pacific Islander communities. As violence and prejudice against AAPI peoples have increased exponentially over the last year, ABMF seeks to fund organizations working to provide mental health and community support programs for individuals and communities.

Ruth's House

The Ruth’s House grant was named in honor of Ruth L. Augustus, a devoted congregant of Saint Augustine Presbyterian Church in the Bronx, NY, and beloved grandmother of the ABMF founder. Grants awarded in this category will be awarded to houses of worship and religious groups that predominantly serve communities of color and that wish to hold mental health education programs and/or support groups for the community. Participant groups must include at least 50% event attendance by people of color.