The Charles E Kubly Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations for projects that are consistent with our mission to raise awareness of depression, reduce the stigma associated with it and help people access resources in their communities.
Additionally we have funded projects that address suicide prevention. We have provided funds to the following organizations in 2016:
1. Alverno College: will develop and launch a new Wellness Website to improve student access to, and awareness of mental health resources. It will also provide engaging, interactive tools, educational content and activities.
2. Erika’s Lighthouse: will continue its critical work of providing parents with a practical guide to depression. It will provide parents with an electronic handbook, free of charge, to parents who need a road map for the many issues they may face over the course of their child’s depression.
3. Feast of Crispin: will provide 20 three-day 14 hour theater intensives, and a veteran-only full production of Julius Ceasar. This program is essential to provide military veterans, facing PTSD, depression, or disassociation, an opportunity to face these challenges and envision a new future. The production will also raise awareness of the civilian public.
4. Know Thyself: is a 20 year old youth service organization that helps students become better aware of self and others, better manage their behaviors and emotions, to ensure positive contributions to society. This grant will formalize and standardize the curriculum of the organization and increase the capacity of services provided.
5. Marian University: will host a conference titled “Speaking About Suicide”: Community Support for Suicide Prevention”. This conference is open to the public in Fond du Lac County and will provide practitioners, teachers, coaches, fire and emergency personnel an opportunity to learn more about Zero Suicide and Trauma Informed Care.
6. Mental Health America of Wisconsin (Milwaukee County): will work in conjunction with Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition’s Mental Health Action Team (MHAT) to establish a Spanish text line for individuals in need of support in a culturally relevant structure for Latinos within the Milwaukee community. Once operational, the text line will operate four to five evenings per week.
7. Mental Health America of Wisconsin (Sheboygan County): A grant to support costs associated with printing and distributing the 2016-2017 Mental Health, Wellness and Addiction Services Resource Guide for Sheboygan County.
8. NAMI Washington County: will work to expand its public awareness program, “Ending the Silence” by identifying and training two to three additional presenters for its program. This grant will support expanded services in the Hartford, Germantown, Slinger and Kewaskum School Districts.
9. Sixteen Street Clinic: a grant to support the implementation of a pilot tele-psychiatry program essential to addressing the shortage of mental health providers in the Milwaukee area. This pilot program will ensure urban patients will have access to mental health providers free of cultural and linguistic barriers.
10. Wisconsin Family Ties: will bring new and unique speakers to the 2016 Children Come First Conference, including a youth panel. The grant will also support the conference and provide scholarships to those that may otherwise be unable to attend.