Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

The Carson J. Spencer Foundation has received a $500,000 grant from the Adolph Coors Foundation to launch a social entrepreneurship program for prevention of youth suicide.

The FIRE Within program (Future Innovative and Resilient Entrepreneurs) takes students through a yearlong course in social entrepreneurship, mental health advocacy and leadership training. Its goal is to enable students to run enterprises that raise revenue and awareness for suicide prevention. Program participants compete for micro-grants to seed enterprises. Students receive mentoring from local leaders as they develop and run businesses. They also receive training as suicide-prevention advocates. Read article here.


Check out the upcoming American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Los Angeles events! Specific details about each event can be found here.

Preparations are already being made for the 2012 Overnight Walk in San Francisco. The Out of the Darkness Overnight is a fundraising walk of up to 18 miles throughout the night, designed to raise funds and make a bold statement to bring the issue of suicide out into the light. Join our team!

This summer, Vivint’s employees are giving away $1,250,000 to help fund local charities. The best part is…you choose where all of the money goes!

Please click on the “endorse now” link below to vote for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy as well as to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Vivint is giving away $1.25 Million to charities. Help us win!

Jump/Cut is about love and friendship: what we do to get them and what they end up costing us. The play centers around Dave who is living with bipolar disorder. His best friend, a filmmaker named Paul, has allowed Dave to crash on his couch. But three proves to be a crowd when Karen, Paul’s new girlfriend, moves in. A love triangle develops and just as things start to spiral out of control, Karen makes a suggestion to help them all make a documentary about Dave and the illness he lives with. Director, Paul Millet, asks “Can the willing be exploited?” Read more here.

If you can, it is well worth seeing; tickets are only $25 and it runs until March 26th at the Arena Stage in Hollywood. If you go this weekend you will be helping the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Entertainment, mental health awareness, and raising money for a great organization…it’s a win-win-win!

There are encouraging signs that suicide prevention is becoming a higher priority for our nation. And there are signs that a growing grassroots movement has taken hold, which offers hope for preventing this tragic loss of life.

Our challenge is clear: we must reverse the trend and reduce suicide in our country. The opportunity to do so is equally clear: we must develop the necessary knowledge, political will, resources, and programs. Because of you, our friends and supporters, there are SIGNS OF HOPE. Read report here.