Charity of the Month: Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression)

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) is the nation’s top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants. For the month of August, QMT Windchimes will donate 20% of all online sales towards this organization’s efforts.

BBRF’s mission is alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. Since 1987, BBRF has awarded more than $394 million to fund more than 5,700 grants. The organization encourages new and innovative research, including early support for deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression, and for rapid-acting antidepressants.

100% of every dollar donated for research is invested into BBRF’s research grants. Their operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants.

If you would like to get directly involved with the organization, you can learn more here.