Thank you for your interest in the work of the Sozosei Foundation. A spirit of creativity imbues the Foundation's culture and approach. Throughout the year, the Foundation makes open calls for proposals across our program areas.
Seeking applications from nonprofit organizations (or those with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor) eager to share updates on the implementation and/or operation of 988 in their communities through PechaKucha presentations at the Summit. These presentations will be held on December 5, 2022, in person, at PAFA.
The Sozosei Foundation announced a new opportunity for funding to support evidence-based programs and innovative (untested) approaches that will disrupt the current practice of criminalizing mental illness and accelerate access to community-based mental health care.
The Foundation sought "PechaKucha" concepts from creative, curious, and innovative nonprofits and individuals whose work shows particular promise for effective 988 implementation and a robust crisis care continuum. You can read more about PechaKucha style presentations here and see examples from the 2020 Summit here.
The Sozosei Solution Fund represented a new funding opportunity to support evidenced-based programs and innovative new ideas with the potential to disrupt current systems that result in the criminalization of mental illness and/or to accelerate access to community-based mental health care.