About the Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Right at this moment, there are students of color who are failing academically, suffering emotionally and/OR in some cases are facing serious risk, because population-specific factors influencing mental health are too poorly understood and not acted upon. We are taking action. Learn more.

Maintaining Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Steve Fund is aware of the impact that COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having on the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color, including adolescents, college students, and young adults and their families. As our nation confronts this public health crisis, The Steve Fund is sharing information and tips to help young people and their caregivers cope and remain grounded in the midst of the challenge that coronavirus presents to our entire society.

We are in this together, and help is always available.

TEXT STEVE to 741741 to access a culturally trained Crisis Text Line counselor.

The Steve Fund and The Jed Foundation have partnered to create the Equity in Mental Health Framework with ten expert recommendations for America’s colleges and universities to better support the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. Read news release.
New! — Download Toolkit

Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will receive the text and respond to you quickly to provide support. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Share this resource and learn more.

The new Steve Fund Knowledge Center is a resource for expert information about the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. It contains videos of presentations, panels and interviews with experts, white papers, Webinars and more.
Visit The Knowledge Center

"Building knowledge and capacity among organizations serving young people of color is a critical element of the Steve Fund’s mission. Therefore, we offer an array of programs and services based on the framework and designed to assist colleges and universities and nonprofits in improving their mental health and emotional well-being support for students of color."

Follow The Steve Fund Online

What Steve Fund partners say: