Our Story

We’re changing the conversations around mental illness.

Shelley Eure Belk and Van Eure

The Foundation of Hope believes that research is hope for the millions of individuals struggling with mental illnesses around the world. By investing in cutting-edge scientific research grants at UNC, we are working to understand and treat these devastating disorders through innovative science. We invite you to learn more about us, read about the research we fund, and join us at one of our annual events!

What We Fund

We fund groundbreaking research for mental illnesses, including:

Our Events

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for Hope

Igniting Hope &
Evening of Hope

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Our Impact

Foundation of Hope
seed grants snowball
for decades afterwards.
The first project yields
another project that
branches into others
with more researchers
and junior researchers
impacting thousands of
lives. There is a ripple
effect for every donation
that goes to the
Foundation of Hope.
– Dr. Cynthia Bulik