Mental Health

Since 1932 Mental Health has been a major focus at the Ittleson Foundation. The Foundation continues its commitment to bringing its “venture capital” approach to philanthropy to this area. In addition to our historic commitment to addressing the needs of underserved populations, we are particularly interested in innovative, pilot, model and demonstration projects that are:

  • fighting the stigma associated with mental illness and working to change the public’s negative perception of people who have mental illness
  • utilizing new knowledge and current technological advances to improve programs and services for people who have mental illness
  • bringing the full benefits of this new knowledge and technology to those who presently do not have access to them
  • advancing preventative mental health efforts, especially those targeted to youth and adolescents, with a special focus on strategies that involve parents, teachers, and others in close contact with these populations

Annual Report

We encourage you to browse through our website and download our most recent Annual Report


The Foundation annually alternates its new grantmaking between its Mental Health, AIDS and Environmental program areas. In 2021, the Foundation will be making new grants in the Environmental program area. Grants will be made at the Fall meeting. Initial letters of inquiry must be received before September 1, 2021. more....

Contact Us / Inquiries

Please address inquiries to:
Anthony C. Wood
Executive Director
Ittleson Foundation, Inc.
15 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 794-2008