Ali’s Hope Grant Information

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Thank you for the work you and your organization do to be a driver of change and hope in our communities.

Our Mission 

Ali’s Hope Foundation offers grants to programs that assist young adults newly diagnosed with mental health issues to learn to live in recovery, accept their diagnoses and have hope for their future.

Types of Programs We Will Consider

• Programs must focus on adolescents and/or young adults (up to age 26).
• Programs that fund case workers and/or transition services are preferred.
While Ali’s Hope Foundation is open to a range of programs that advance mental health-related goals, the Foundation will give priority to programs focusing on the following:

Screening and Assessment:
Programs designed to identify young adults at high risk or in need of treatment for mental health issues and refer them to appropriate treatment.

Transition/Service Navigation:
Programs to assist young adults seeking treatment for/in recovery from mental health issues by connecting them to resources to help stabilize them and manage their conditions.

Community-Based Education and Support:
Education for community members regarding the effects and treatment of mental health issues, including evidence-based prevention programs; as well as individual supportive services for young adults in mental health recovery.

Family Education and Support:
Programs increasing family members’ awareness about mental health issues; structured education, support, and resources to help families intervene with, seek treatment of, and promote recovery from mental illness.

Ali’s Hope Foundation will not fund programs that:
• Provide private benefits for any grant recipient or affiliated person.
• Attempt to influence legislation or intervene in any political campaign.
• Contribute to capital improvements or capital campaigns.
• Consist largely of general operating support.
• Consist of scholarships, services, or treatment for specific individuals.
• Provide permanent housing.

How to Apply

The application process involves two parts:

1. Letter of Inquiry
Due September 1, 2020
If you wish to request funds for 2021, we ask that you submit a Letter of Inquiry no later than September 1, 2020 for initial review by Ali’s Hope. This  letter should provide a brief description of your organization and how the funds will be used, including the following details:

• Complete contact information
• A brief organization description
• A brief program description
• Tell us who will be served by the program
• The location of the people who will be served
• The amount to be requested

The Letter of Inquiry can be delivered by email or US Mail to:

Ali’s Hope Foundation
Joseph Gallagher, Founder
1180 Spring Centre S. Blvd., Suite 210
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

We will review your Letter of Inquiry to ensure your request meets the standards for the grant and respond to you by September 30 with further instruction for completing the full grant application.

Please note: The Foundation does not accept or review grant proposals from organizations that have not had an approved letter of inquiry. While it is important for your proposal to support our vision and mission, that does not guarantee an invitation to apply. Other factors, such as available grant money and other programs under consideration will influence acceptance of requests.

2. Full Grant Application Proposal    
Due October 31, 2020 Download Application
If Ali’s Hope Foundation determines that your Letter of Inquiry aligns with our mission, you will be notified by mail or email to submit a full grant proposal. The full proposal should contain the following information:

• Completed Grant Application (which will serve as the cover page), along with the following attachments:
• Program Description (limit one page)
• A statement of why support from the Foundation is important
• Brief History of the Organization
• Program Budget
• A Budget for Current Fiscal Year
• Form 990 (most recent year filed, CD preferred, hard copy accepted)
• Board List
• IRS Determination Letter
• A description of the evaluation component of the program
• Previous grant recipients must include a report regarding how previous grant funds were utilized and program objectives were met.

The Grant Application Proposal can be delivered by email or US Mail to:

Ali’s Hope Foundation
Joseph Gallagher, Founder
1180 Spring Centre S. Blvd., Suite 210
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Grant Awards

Grants will be awarded in January, 2021.


If you have questions about this process, please call us at 407-463-5240 or send an email to



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