Give to the Mental Health Endowment
A Fund Supporting the Mental Well-Being of Our Community
The BCH Foundation has established the Mental Health Endowment -- a fund
supporting the mental well-being of our patients along the continuum of
care, empowering them to strengthen and maintain their personal independence
as they address their mental health.
The BCH Foundation has set an ambitious goal of raising $2 million dollars
by the end of 2018.
FACT: Each year in Colorado, about 260,000 adults and children need treatment
for the most severe mental illnesses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,
major depression and serious emotional disturbances. (Source:
FACT: Sadly, tens of thousands in our community are going without proper access
to mental health care. (Source:
FACT: Colorado has the seventh-highest suicide rate in the nation. (Source:
Colorado Health Foundation)
FACT: One in four people will have a mental illness in their lifetime, most
commonly depression or anxiety. (Source:World Health Organization)
“Mental health challenges impact individuals from all walks of life,”
said Grant Besser, President of the Boulder Community Health Foundation.
“Mental health needs in our community are growing while public resources
“The BCH Foundation’s Mental Health Endowment will play a vital
role in improving the overall well-being of our community,” said
BCH Foundation Board of Trustee member and donor Amy Batchelor.
“Access to mental health treatment is an issue in every community
in America. By expanding support for local people dealing with serious
mental health challenges, this new endowment can play a huge part in improving
overall community health,” said Boulder Community Health President
and CEO Dr. Robert Vissers.
The Mental Health Endowment will provide grants ranging from under $100
to well into the thousands of dollars.
HELPING OUR COMMUNITY
The BCH Foundation's Mental Health Endowment will create grants across
four core priority areas:
1. TRANSITIONS (e.g., crisis stabilization, medications, assisted living
accommodations, clothing and accessories, transportation)
2. TREATMENT (e.g., co-pay support, medication management, group therapy)
3. HEALTH & WELLNESS (e.g., integrative care, nutrition support, staff
4. EDUCATION (e.g., online navigation resources, community programs, BCH
provider ongoing education)
For more information please contact Grant Besser, President of the BCH
Foundation at 303-938-5201 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be made at www.bch.org/MentalHealthEndowment.