Mental Health Fund

About the Mental Health Fund

The Mental Health Fund (MHF) for Queer and Trans People of Color began as a pilot project in 2017 in response to the increased violence, threats, surveillance and instability following the presidential election in 2016. The MHF provides financial assistance to queer and trans people of color to increase access to mental health support for QTPoC by QTPoC*. The program is designed to provide supplemental financial support for QTPoC to work with psychotherapists** in an effort to address the economic barriers inherent in healthcare and the mental health system.


As of 2018, the Mental Health Fund is a core program of NQTTCN and currently not taking applications. Please complete this survey to be notified when applications re-open.


The MHF for QTPoC will function as a SUPPLEMENTAL financial resource for a limited amount of sessions per eligible applicant***. There are two categories of applicants: QTPoC that have an identified therapist and QTPoC who need support identifying a therapist. Applicants from the Southeast and the Midwest will be prioritized. We encourage applicants to have a therapist identified BEFORE completing the application, however this is not required.


For help finding a therapist, please check out the resources below:

*Although priority will be given to QTPoC psychotherapists, in places where they are unavailable, funds can be used to access services from competent non-QTPoC psychotherapists chosen by recipients.


**All psychotherapists participating in the mental health fund need to be either licensed in their field as a mental health provider and/or are a registered intern/associate in their respective field.  Please note that NQTTCN highly respects and honors many healing traditions and offerings, but the MHF is only available for psychotherapy support at this time.

*** Eligible applicants are LGBTQ people of color living in the United States who need financial assistance to access psychotherapy.

The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network is a fiscally sponsored project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a 501c3 non profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.


P.O. Box 7793

Oakland, CA 94601​