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.

Who We Are

When you place your contributions in our care, you can count on Excellence to operate efficiently and invest wisely.

To ensure that the goals of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care continue to be met, the board of directors uses a comprehensive Investment Policy that provides for prudent asset management.

An investment team composed of Excellence Board members and experts from Gerber/Taylor and CFWNC provides consulting and recommendations on Excellence investment activities. Our capacity to achieve our goals is directly tied to the preservation and growth of our financial assets. The investment funds currently available to FEMHC donors (beyond a money-market cash investment) are the CFWNC Multi-Manager fund and the CFWNC Conservative Allocation fund.

While each fund is accounted for separately, the assets of Excellence are pooled for investment purposes, yielding significant economies of scale. Investment managers are charged with maintaining and increasing the inflation-adjusted value of endowed funds with the goal of meeting charitable distribution and grant-making needs.

A complete list of administrative fees is available here.

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Annual Reports

(printable PDF)

Annual Report 2017-2018
Annual Report 2016-2017
Anniversary Report 2015-2016
Annual Report 2014
Inaugural Report 2012-2013

The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is a registered 501c3 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 contacting:
Excellence, Attn: Finance
8532 SW St. Helens Drive, Suite 250
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

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

Excellence Partners

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