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This white paper was a collaborative project. We are grateful for the input of a working group on mental-health philanthropy that included: John Krieger of The Achelis & Bodman Foundation, Bob Anthony of Adolescent Wellness, Ted Harms of The Anschutz Foundation, Aurelie McKinstry of the Jolene McCaw Family Foundation, Anthony Hassan of Cohen Veterans Network, Stacy Warren of The Duke Endowment, Claire Fiddian-Green of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Cindy Patrick of the Meadows Foundation. We appreciate all who shared their strategies and introduced us to their grantees.

We also thank all the experts who gave of their time to discuss and frame issues: Octavio Martinez of Hogg Foundation, Brandon Staglin of One Mind, Tyler Norris of Well Being Trust, Matt Vogl of National Mental Health Innovation Center, Andy Keller and Phil Ritter of Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, John MacPhee and Larry Lieberman of JED Foundation, Jennifer Stuber of Forefront, Katherine Switz of The Stability Network, Linda Rosenberg of National Behavioral Health Council, D. J. Jaffe of Mental Illness Policy Organization, Stuart Butler of the Brookings Institution, Laudy Aron of Urban Institute, John Snook of Treatment Advocacy Center, and Tom Insel of Mindstrong.

Special gratitude to The Anschutz Foundation and The Achelis & Bodman Foundation—whose generous gifts made research and publication of this work possible.