With World Mental Health Day taking place earlier in October, our team has taken some time to reflect on the past two years of our work at The Upswing Fund.
Moving forward from this month, I hope that each of you will follow the example of our youth leaders and partners—take action for your own mental health, support issues that matter to you, and use your vote to hold elected officials accountable for taking action—or run for office yourself. And reach out to encourage a partner to join you.
Sierra Fox-Woods, Program Officer with The Upswing Fund, reflected on last week's Mental Health Youth Action Forum at the White House, and how it showed the power of meaningful youth engagement and culturally specific care.
New grant awards reflect The Upswing Fund’s commitment to provide critical resources to front-line organizations serving adolescents of color and LGBTQ+ youth
Last year we funded 92 organizations across 33 states & D.C, helping 127,000+ adolescents access mental health services and well-being care they would have otherwise not received! Learn more about our partners’ impact.
This initiative, taking place in early 2022, will put young people at the center of the solution and empower them to directly support positive mental health and well-being for themselves and their peers.
A year ago this week, The Upswing Fund launched in response to an alarming decline in adolescent mental health exacerbated by COVID-19.
Over the past year, I’ve learned so much about mental health, from both a personal and a professional perspective. My hope is that the open dialogue we are having about mental health leads to more resources and treatment so the next generation doesn’t have to experience what so many face today.
While government agencies are slower to move resources in response to real-time and evolving needs, philanthropy can act quickly and mobilize resources through rapid-response grantmaking.
Today, The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, an initiative of Panorama Global, announced $380,000 in funding to four new grant recipients. In March 2021, The Upswing Fund distributed their first round of grants, and to-date has awarded over $11 million to 92 non-profit organizations.
Today is the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, and Panorama and The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health are proud to be among its inaugural partners.