Catchafire Foundation

Tower Foundation Catchafire Platform Launch

“This project is to launch a Tower Foundation Catchafire platform. A cohort of 100 organizations will be invited to utilize a Catchafire membership during the one-year grant period. This cohort will mostly be made up of active Tower Foundation grant partners. We also expect to invite some past grant partners as well as a handful of applicants that have not yet been successful at getting a grant award, but that are well-aligned with our focus areas.” (funds used in Erie and Niagara Counities or Barnstable, Essex, Nantucket, and Dukes Counities)

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Western New York and Eastern Massachusetts
AMOUNT: $115,000 Over One Year
YEAR AWARDED: 2019
WEBSITE: https://www.catchafire.org/


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued