Mission - Transforming lives by fostering mental health and well-being through creative innovation
Vision: To evolve the thinking about mental health and well-being.
Since 2016, PrairieCare Fund has awarded over $1.4 Million in mental health grant funding to over 80 Minnesota school districts & non-profits impacting over 80,000 students and staff. These funds are being put to use by providing students & staff general mental health education, increase awareness of & responsiveness to mental illness, prevent suicides, create calm spaces and much more.
Why does this matter? Suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents. Only 10% of youth and adolescents in need of mental health services receive treatment. Early intervention is a critical key to managed mental health and wellness. Plus, according to a 2022 survey of parents, NAMI-MN found 85% of parents would like to see enhanced or added mental health education and resources in schools.
PrairieCare Fund is addressing these problems in healthcare both in words and in action. We are working to break down barriers, raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of children and families dealing with mental health challenges, and building strong communities for generations to come!