Unlocking the power of philanthropy: How next-generation philanthropists can transform mental health funding

April 2021
Natasha Müller Impact, United for Global Mental Health and Arabella Advisors
Today more people than ever before are sharing their concerns about their mental health and that of their friends, family and members of their community. Despite this, a tiny fraction of the funds spent on health are focused on mental health.
A new and rapidly growing generation of philanthropists could help transform the way mental health is funded in the future – potentially changing the lives of millions of people across the world. This paper provides a snapshot of current philanthropic mental health funding and how next-generation philanthropists can make their funding more catalytic and impactful.
This paper will be followed by a larger report that contains more in-depth research, including interviews with next-generation philanthropists.