Depression care facilities given a number of grants by foundation
May 29, 2013
Depression is a relatively common condition that affects millions of Americans, whether they're clinically diagnosed or just accept it as part of their lives. However, there are numerous facilities across the nation that employ medical professionals trained to treat such cases. These centers need funding to sustain themselves, but they only get so much via the government and revenue.
Recently, the John A. Hartford Foundation awarded five grants totaling $1.94 million to organizations that treat low-income individuals with depression in Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Washington. Moreover, this amount is being matched by local groups in the region, resulting in $3.88 million worth of funding. This will also serve to expand Project IMPACT (Improving Mood – Promoting Access to Collaborative Care), which was created by professionals at the University of Washington.
The largest grant - $488,000 over two years - will be given to Partnership Healthcare in Missoula, Mont.
The John A. Hartford Foundation has long had a presence in making healthcare more innovative and affordable for all. Since its creation in New York in 1929, the group has funded biomedical research. And in recent years, it has expanded its efforts to include geriatric medicine, nursing and social work projects as well.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.