Local Advocacy Funding Opportunities for NAMI Affiliates

NAMI California is pleased to open this year’s application for local advocacy funding. This year we are able to offer significantly more in funding for local advocacy events and activities.

With funding awarded from the Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission, NAMI California seeks to support local advocacy development and enhancement through local funding opportunities. These funds are designed to be used to support organizations across the state conduct advocacy activities and create materials to support family members and individuals with lived experience have a say in policy and funding decisions in their communities. NAMI Affiliates can apply for the following advocacy opportunities:



 *Add-ons for event-based activities ($150 max per event):

  • NAMI Smarts for Advocacy class: $50

  • Public Official Engagement: $50

  • Speaker: $50

For more details on each activity, click here.

Who Should Apply

NAMI California affiliates who want to build or enhance an advocacy program in their community. 

Timeline and Application Process:

•             Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

•             Award Notifications Sent Out: Thursday, December 20, 2018

To apply, fill out the application here.