Institutional partnerships are essential to changing the status quo for students of color. Below is a growing  list of some of our partners and brief information on how we collaborate. To partner with the Steve Fund, please contact us here.

The African American Male Educational Network and Development (A2MEND) is comprised of African American male administrators who utilize their scholarly and professional expertise to foster institutional change within the community college system. Steve Fund experts work with A2MEND to host and promote stress reduction workshops with community college students.

Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. The Steve Fund is partnering with Active Minds to recruit youth advisors, spread awareness of the keyword “STEVE” to access Crisis Text Line at 741741, and sharing the Equal Chance for Mental Health Initiative.

Black Girls Smile, a nonprofit in Atlanta and New York focused on mental health for black girls and young women, will be sharing the Steve Fund keyword at several events in July for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month such as a documentary screening, open dialogue dinner and Mental Health Fair.

Brown University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity served as the inaugural host of the Steve Fund’s annual ”Young, Gifted, & @Risk” and host to various Steve Fund workshops and expert presentations to students about mental health coping strategies and resources.

Harvard University’s Black Alumni Association works with Steve Fund experts to provide workshops and awareness campaigns for current students to learn about mental health resources and coping strategies.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a leading provider of scholarships and wraparound support services for students of color at colleges and universities across the country hosts Steve Fund experts to educate organizational leaders and scholars on unique mental health challenges facing students of color.

The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. JED and the Steve Fund are working together to produce the Equity in Mental Health Framework with actionable recommendations for colleges and universities to improve support for the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Kognito, a health simulation company serving K-12 and higher education institutions is teaming up with the Steve Fund to provide access to its mental health simulations to students of color enrolled in a variety of college pipeline organizations.

Lee Thompson Young Foundation, a nonprofit in Atlanta and New York focused on reducing stigma around mental illness and advancing holistic health treatments for those affected, is sharing information on its website, in its newsletter, and at live events  about the keyword “Steve” for accessing Crisis Text Line at 741741.

LNESC spreads awareness about the availability of free crisis counseling services, accessed by texting STEVE to 741741, a free service provided through The Steve Fund’s partnership with Crisis Text Line.

The Steve Fund is a member of the Mental Health Coalition (MHC). The Steve Fund has teamed up with Kenneth Cole to participate in The Mental Health Coalition. The Mental Health Coalition (MHC) is made up of mental health organizations across the country and was formed to draw attention to the pervasiveness of mental health related conditions and their magnification due to the related stigma.

Management Leaders for Tomorrow (MLT) equips African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans with the skills, coaching, and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide. MLT hosts workshops led by Steve Fund experts to educate their students about mental health resources and coping strategies.

Miami Dade College, the nation’s largest Hispanic-serving institution, promotes use of the STEVE keyword throughout its counseling centers and presentations.

Mississippi State University’s Student Counseling Services and Health Promotion and Wellness departments cross post Steve Fund mental health awareness and resource campaigns via their social media platforms reaching students, faculty, and staff members across  campus.

My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) is the advocacy and leadership-building initiative of the Black Women’s Health Imperative. Focused on women on Historically Black Colleges and University campuses. MSK is collaborating with the Steve Fund on the Crisis Text Line / STEVE keyword research project and to host Steve Fund experts in speaker series for their campus networks.

SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that gets underserved public high school students to and through college- with a 90% college graduation rate.  Steve Fund experts provide SEO persistence coaches and other staff with mental health workshops and training.

Stanford University School of Medicine hosted the 2015 “Young, Gifted, and at Risk” conference which gathered to provide recommendations to college administrators, leaders, educators, health professionals, and families of students.

Washington University’s Brown Center hosted the Steve Fund’s second “Young, Gifted, and@Risk” conference in 2016.  The conference brings together college leaders, researchers, and practitioners to share ideas that challenge the status quo and build best practices.

TMCF is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community including institutional members across the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other predominantly black institutions. TMCF partners with the Steve Fund to provide student scholars with access to Steve Fund experts for mental health trainings and workshops.

Yale University’s annual Black Solidarity Conference brings undergraduates of all colors together to discuss issues pertaining to the African Diaspora. Steve Fund experts provide lectures and trainings at this influential national event.

The Young, Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health project is a Facebook-based, health education intervention that targets mental health, masculine norms, and social support for young black men using culturally sensitive and gender specific popular culture references and content.