Community Capacity Building
$471,527 given to 61 communities since 2011*
*Totals as of July 2018
18 Domestic communities & 43 Abroad
The Foundation supports efforts to build communities' capacity to provide mental health care appropriate to the local culture and resources.
Capacity-building initiatives enable a community resource to strengthen or expand its services to bridge gaps in mental health care.
To date, the Foundation’s capacity-building efforts have consisted of funding programs built to increase mental health services and support for underserved communities through NBCC's Global Capacity Building department, which oversees the Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) program. Additional efforts have come from the Foundation's Veterans Counseling Initiative.
The MHF program has been implemented recently in Bhutan, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Mexico, Tanzania, Uganda and Haiti as well as the United States.