The Mental Health Fund (MHF) for Queer and Trans People of Color began 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 financial support for QTPoC to work with psychotherapists in an effort to address the economic barriers inherent in healthcare and the mental health system.


We are excited to announce that our 2020 cycle of MHF is NOW OPEN!


The Details

The Mental Health Fund provides financial support for up to 6 sessions with a psychotherapist. Applicants can request up to $100 per session.

In order to apply, you will need to:

  1. Identify as a queer and/or trans person of color

  2. Live in the United States

  3. Have or find a therapist who agrees to participate in this program. 

    1. Applicant must provide the MHF Intro Letter for Therapists to their practitioner

  4. Require financial assistance to pay for psychotherapy

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.


Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Black queer and trans applicants and QTPoC applicants from the Southeast and the Midwest will be prioritized.


P.O. Box 50058

Baltimore, MD 21211

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