Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation

The need for increased access to mental health services has never been more important.

Apply for a Grant to Support Local Mental Health Programs

The Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation’s mission is to make mental health a priority in every community by increasing understanding and improving access to care by:

  • Increasing awareness and education: Fostering conversations and supporting educational programs that break down the stigma of mental health issues
  • Improving access to care: Increasing the availability of resources to address mental health issues when and where they are needed most
  • Building protective factors: Strengthening attitudes, behaviors and relationships that build the foundation for mental health
  • Reaching target communities: Focusing on support for those communities that are uniquely affected by mental health issues
  • Allocating at least 60% of funding resources to support the mental health of underserved communities

Qualifying non-profit organizations are invited to submit a proposal for a grant from the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation. Priority will be placed on local, grassroots mental health programs that serve communities of color or the LGBTQ+ community.

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About the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation

The Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation is dedicated to making mental health a priority in every community by increasing understanding, improving access to care and promoting skills that build positive mental health for those who need it most. In 2020, the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation supported leading nonprofits pioneering the next frontier of mental health. Last year, we:

  • Reached more than 470,000 individuals with direct mental health support
  • Delivered programing in more than 65 high schools and colleges to create the policies, practices, and conversations to promote positive mental health outcomes
  • Funded 2 of the leading research and treatment institutions that are innovating tomorrow's mental health breakthroughs

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The Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation is recognized as exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) and is classified as a private foundation. Our annual report may be obtained upon request from Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation or from the NY State Attorney General Charities Bureau. Our address is 225 Liberty Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY and the Charities Bureau address is 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271.

Charitable contributions to the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation are deductible from U.S. federal income tax, less the value of any goods and services received and subject to all applicable requirements and limitations of U.S. law. The Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation is not a registered charity in any country other than the U.S., and donors in other jurisdictions should consult their own advisors regarding any tax consequences of a contribution to the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation.