The Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker grant was established in 2023 thanks to a generous gift from the Thiru Family Trust. The Foundation shares with the Thiru Family Trust the commitment to inspiring new paths to mental health and well-being in Arizona.
Each year, this special grant identifies a specific area of mental health-related need— then awards a single grant of resources and funding valued at $75,000 to address this need.
Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker grant funding helps grantees build capacity, innovate, test proof of concept, or expand early-stage projects that address our state’s most urgent mental health challenges.
For 2023, the Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker grant is focused on improving mental health in schools. We recognize that the pandemic and school safety issues have created unprecedented stress, anxiety, and uncertainty for students, teachers, and staff in Arizona.
We’ve designed a grant package with three dimensions of support valued at $75,000:
Expert guidance provided by a local community partner to offer support regarding policies, practices, and guidance to bolster well-being and resilience
Trainings and skill-building sessions (e.g., mindfulness, well-being promotion, etc.) provided by a local community partner expert in building teacher and staff capacity that strengthens their mental health
Flexible dollars (grantee to determine how best to use) for mental health-related activities that address school needs
Schools and districts can apply for the 2023 Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker grant. We also accept proposals from an applicant applying on behalf of a specific school or district that would benefit from the grant package.
The Foundation works with the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) to manage grant applications. The Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker grant application will be available on July 10 on the ACF website.
Click "Login, Grantees" from top right to log in or create an account. After logging in, scroll the list to find “Eligibility – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker Grant.”
You can also read and share our 2023 Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker Grant handout.
The 2023 grant opportunity is closed.
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