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Field of Interest Funds

Create or support a fund with the specific focus you want: diagnosis, healing approach, location, target group, and the like.

A field of interest fund supports an area of need or an initiative that you care about, whether it's research focused on children, improving access to healing communities or creating bridges of understanding among clinicians worldwide.

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  • You can give to any initiative – research, programs or education – that impacts your chosen field of interest.

About Field of Interest Funds

You can use multiple factors to define your field of interest. For example, you could create a fund to support suicide and addiction prevention programs for at-risk teenagers in New Mexico. We can help you define your field of interest and the process for grant-making.

Our skilled Investment Committee will manage your fund with the best investment options, and our Scientific Advisory Council will identify worthy grantees. You can participate in grant-making to the degree that you wish.

Minimum to open a Field of Interest Fund: $100,000

When to choose a Field of Interest Fund

Field of interest funds are ideal when you are passionate about a specific cause and want the flexibility to support it in perpetuity without committing to a specific organization, fund or initiative.

Compare Your Options

We provide options you won’t find elsewhere: staff support and financial oversight for improving mental health care anywhere in the world through donor-advised funds that give you flexibility, influence and involvement. Our mental health focus and international scope are unique.

Regional/Local Community Foundations
Most have donor-advised funds for local use only and limited help in targeting mental health care.

Private Foundations
To create a private foundation requires substantial assets and a dedicated administrative infrastructure.

Commercial Charitable Gift Funds
Available through banks and investment companies, comparatively less flexible.

Administrative Fees
The fees you pay help us work together to change mental health care. For a complete description, click here.

Contact Us

(503) 816-5676
8532 SW St. Helens Drive, Suite 250
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070


The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.
Donations to any of our funds are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID: 27-4682873. A copy of our latest 990 may be obtained here.

Or by writing to the Oregon Department of Justice, Charitable Activities Section,
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-4096