United Way of the Black Hills (UWBH) is now offering a special grant opportunity for mental health nonprofit organizations within the United We STAND COVID-19 Relief Fund.
“In 2019, we completed at Community Needs Assessment and found that lack of access and affordability of mental health services was the #1 indicated need in all areas of the Black Hills. Shortly after the launch of our mental health initiative, the pandemic hit and has exacerbated existing chronic issues such as anxiety and depression due to the uncertainties of unemployment, furloughs and even illness. This has created an even greater need for mental health services and resources,” says Jamie Toennies, Executive Director, United Way of the Black Hills.
This grant opportunity is intended to aid organizations providing mental health services by purchasing needed supplies (such as PPE or cleaning supplies), additional staffing, technology to promote telehealth counseling, etc., to those who have been impacted by COVID-19. Grants are available up to a maximum of $10,000.
Any registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the Black Hills may apply for this grant opportunity, so long as the funds are directly impacting the mental health needs during the pandemic. Individuals are not eligible to apply for grants. Click here to apply. The deadline to apply for grant funding is Tuesday, Nov. 10th.
About United Way of the Black Hills
United Way of the Black Hills unites people and resources to improve lives in the Black Hills by delivering measurable long-term solutions to community issues in education, financial stability, and health. Our initiatives include Black Hills Reads, an education initiative, and our recently adopted Mental Health initiative. We collaborate with nonprofit organizations and programs that serve the greatest needs in our community. UWBH serves the areas of Rapid City, Sturgis, Northern Hills (Belle Fourche, Deadwood/Lead and Spearfish) and the Southern Hills (Custer, Edgemont, Hill City, Hot Springs and Keystone).