The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and The Balanced Mind Foundation (TBMF) were national nonprofit organizations that provided education and other services to individuals with mental health disorders and their family members. While DBSA focused its work on adults, TBMF worked with children and their parents. The two organizations decided to merge in order to scale their programs. The merger allowed for the expansion of educational offerings and advocacy efforts as well staffing efficiencies and additional cost savings from working in a shared space. The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration provided a challenge grant to fund one-time expenses related to the merger.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Year Granted: 2014
Grantee: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Grantee Website: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)