Who We Are
Our mission is to conquer mental illness by investing in groundbreaking scientific research and mental health initiatives.
Through our partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Psychiatry, the Foundation funds critical research focused on understanding the root causes of, and potential cures for, mental illness. We are also committed to raising awareness and supporting effective treatment programs.
We are resolute in our belief that our mission is as relevant today as it was when Thad and Alice Eure began this journey in 1984.
Our vision is simple to state, yet grand in scope: to eliminate suffering from mental illness.
We believe that one day there will be no mental illness that cannot be treated successfully.
With nearly 35 years of providing financial support for the work of understanding and treating mental illness, the Foundation of Hope has its sights set on growing our research efforts, leading to breakthrough treatments with a far-reaching, powerful impact for the one in five Americans living with a mental illness.
Since its founding in 1984, the Foundation has awarded 139 scientific research grants totaling more than $5.7 million; these funds have leveraged an additional $145 million from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and other federal agencies.
The Foundation has also given over $377,000 in 40 community service grants, shoring up resources for local organizations who work directly with North Carolina’s mentally ill.