Grants provided by The Sophie Fund
$1,500.00 grant for 2017 “Readings on Mental Health” author series in collaboration with Buffalo Street Books to promote greater understanding and awareness of mental health issues in the Ithaca community. Approved March 26, 2017
$2,000.00 grant for 2018 “Readings on Mental Health” author series in collaboration with Buffalo Street Books to promote greater understanding and awareness of mental health issues in the Ithaca community. Approved September 15, 2017.
$750.00 grant for hosting a conference at The Statler Hotel in Ithaca for Tompkins County healthcare leaders on the Zero Suicide Initiative. Approved September 22, 2017.
$750.00 grant to support “Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt,” a performance by mental health activist Josh Rivedale. Approved February 22, 2018.
$500.000 grant to support “Schism,” an installation discussing suicide loss created by Cornell University art student Brianna Evans ’18.
$5,000.00 grant to sponsor a “Mental Health Weekend” suicide prevention program including the screening of The S Word and an accompanying panel discussion by director Lisa Klein. Approved March 6, 2018.
$1,000.00 grant to train Ithaca food service workers in Mental Health First Aid. Approved April 25, 2018.
$5,000.00 grant to support the development of the Cornell chapter of The Reflect Organization, which works to de-stigmatize mental health. Approved April 25, 2018.
$3,600.00 grant to sponsor “Send Silence Packing,” a traveling exhibition and program promoting suicide prevention. Approved August 31, 2018.
$2,000.00 grant for producing a long form, multi-platform series about the loneliness epidemic locally in a collaboration with WRFI Community Radio, Cornell Daily Sun, Ithaca Voice, and the Park Scholars Program. Approved November 12, 2018.
$3,000.00 grant to sponsor an intern for a project to support college students on mental health leaves of absence. Approved January 18, 2019.
$500.00 grant to enroll 25 APO members in QPR suicide prevention training program. Approved June 14, 2019.
$640.00 grant to train Ithaca food service workers in Mental Health First Aid. Approved June 14, 2019.
Tompkins County Bullying Prevention Task Force
$159.81 payment (to Wegman’s) for refreshments for Community Forum on Bullying Prevention at Tompkins County Public Library on June 15, 2019. Approved June 15, 2019.
$986.00 for the purchase of t-shirts for youth volunteers leading a rally on Tompkins County Bullying Prevention Day on October 7, 2019. Approved September 15, 2019.
$5,000.00 grant to support the development of the Cornell chapter of The Reflect Organization, which works to de-stigmatize mental health. Approved January 7, 2020.
$2,000.00 grant for implementation of the Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act (EAAA) Sexual Violence Resistance Program. Approved February 20, 2020
$1,500.00 grant to support the United in Kindness symposium, “What To Do About Cyberbullying.” Approved January 5, 2022.
$3,750.00 grant for Tompkins County mental health clinicians to attend a training, “Understanding, Identifying, and Addressing Suicide Risk: A clinical primer for behavioral health providers.” Approved February 11, 2022.
$5,000.00 grant for “Breaking Our Silence: Storytelling for Mental Health,” a series of programs organized by Story House Ithaca. Approved February 18, 2022.
$2,000.00 grant for production of Delia Divided, a mental health-themed play at Ithaca’s Hangar Theater. Approved April 8, 2022.
$1,280.00 grant to provide community training in Mental Health First Aid. Approved July 8, 2022.
$1,500.00 grant to support “Zero Suicide Roundtable: A Discussion on Best Practices in Suicide Prevention with Tompkins County Healthcare Leaders,” at the Statler Hotel. Approved July 13, 2022.
$2,160.00 grant to provide Mental Health First Aid training for staff and students at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Approved August 2, 2022
$1,275.00 grant to provide programming for United in Kindness series, free screening of the film Wonder at Cinemapolis and a symposium on child online safety, “Digital Intelligence and Well-Being for Parents.” Approved September 15, 2022.
$4,500.00 grant for Tompkins County mental health clinicians to attend “Suicide Safer Care in Clinical Practice,” a training designed to strengthen clinical skills to provide caring and effective services to youth at risk for suicide and their families. Approved January 30, 2023.
$1,000.00 grant to support “Better Together for Mental Health,” a festival at Stewart Park to celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month and provide information about community services. Approved April 24, 2023.
$1,800.00 grant to support the Student Wellness Summit hosted by the Cornell University Student Mental Health Collective. Approved April 24, 2023.
Tompkins County Zero Suicide Steering Committee
$2,000.00 honorarium to Dr. Brian Ahmedani of Henry Ford Health System to provide two expert briefings on Zero Suicide Model implementation to Tompkins County healthcare leaders. Approved July 17, 2023.
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