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.

Ways To Give

Take your choice of many bold new ways to change the world of mental health care.

Each of our existing funds is making an important difference, and you can too, with each contribution to them. Donations to existing funds can be made in any form and at any level. If you would like help deciding which fund to support, just let us know. We are here to help!

Independent research funds

At the core of our mission is support for independent research, work that sorts and clarifies issues, bringing empiricism and rigor to the field. We must know what is true and what works for people. It starts here.

Innovative program funds

From best to promising practices, these are the programs on the front lines, providing recovery-oriented care when and where it is needed. With results reported back through Excellence, these are programs promoting and attaining recovery. These are the programs that are changing the face of mental health care.

Education funds

Among our most important initiatives are those that are changing the conversation about mental health. These are the funds that support study groups and conferences for clinicians, help to organize the National Dialogue events, work to develop new standards of care, and spread the word worldwide about recovery-oriented research and programs. These funds fight the old myths and support the promise of recovery that is a lifeline for so many.

The Excellence General Fund

Our General Fund is unrestricted, so it lets you support the work of Excellence in the most flexible way. It is an excellent way to leverage your investment, since it supports our outreach to like-minded philanthropists and thus may result in even broader support. It also helps us meet urgent needs and develop research or program initiatives of our own.


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