Open Excellence is the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. We are excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website and new look. Come check it out, and join us as we work to bring excellence to the practice of mental health care.

How To Help

Everything you do to support Excellence helps to change the world of mental health care.

You can help in the financial way that is best for you, participate in meetings or bring a speaker to your local group. The more you know and the more often you speak out, the more people will understand our cause.

Keep Excellence thriving

Your contributions go to supporting research, program development and education.

  • You can choose the focus of your contributions.
  • Almost any asset can be donated, including stocks, insurance policies or cash.
  • You can create a donor-advised fund.
  • You can give on a one-time or regular basis.
  • You can support the National Dialogue.

There is no minimum donation, and we are organized to help the largest philanthropists contribute effectively.

Contribute your time and energy

Lasting reform depends on many voices raised in unison.
You can be part of the movement by educating yourself and those around you. Explore the many resources available here – books and journal articles in the Library, Headlines, and Rally Blog posts. (Use the RSS feed to receive notice when new items are posted.) Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and subscribe to our e-newsletter.

We can help you spread the word by providing speakers for your local groups or professional meetings. We can also help you find a National Dialogue event or work with you as you plan a conference or other event. Our ability to serve as your fiscal agent makes event planning and fundraising easier. You can help others understand by sharing your story through

Further your own research or program development
Watch this site for research and program development results as they are published as well as for papers generated through symposia and conferences and for grant opportunities as they are made available.

Excellence Partners

  • Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
  • Madness Radio
  • Families Healing Together
  • Early Assessment & Support Alliance
  • Non-Profit Association of Oregon
  • Integrative Mental Health University
  • Mad in America Continuing Education
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy
  • National Empowerment Center
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Ken Jue & Assoc InSHAPE Program
  • Dialogic Practice
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • ISPS – US Chapter
  • Psych Rights
  • Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics
  • International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership
  • Inspired at Work
  • Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Lauren Spiro and Associates, Human Liberation and Community Building: Envision it, Create it.
  • Stand Up For Mental Health
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Life Connections Peer Recovery Services
  • Flawless Foundation
  • International Bipolar Foundation
  • CommonGround – PDA
  • WRAP
  • Epower and Associates
  • Recovery Learning Community of Western Massachusetts
  • Emotional CPR
  • The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Live and Learn, Inc.
  • ProPublica