Dare to Dream $1,000 grants available – Apply now!

April 30, 2013

What is Dare to Dream?
The Dare to Dream America program provides an opportunity for youth (ages 13 to 25) to get involved in mental health awareness activities. Successful applicants are awarded a grant up to $1000 to do projects that promote mental health awareness and reduce the stigma associated with it.

Youth MOVE National, with the aid of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), decided to emulate this in America and in 2008, the first ten awards were given to individuals around the country.

Dare to Dream America is coordinated by youth and designed for youth, like you, who are interested in making your peers and community more aware of mental health challenges and decreasing the stigma that is typically associated with them. This is your chance to stand up and help youth in your school and community who struggle with mental health on a daily basis.

See what past winners have done with their Dare to Dream America grants:

How do I get started?
Download the full application here.

Read carefully through the application to get an understanding of the criteria and guidelines for the program.

Applications must be written by a youth or group of youth to be considered for funding.  The reporting process for the projects has been simplified and will allow youth to focus on their project.

Applications due by close of business Friday, May 17, 2013.

Submit applications electronically to OR via fax 1-800-468-0499.

If you have any questions about Dare to Dream America, please contact us at or call 1-800-580-6199.

Have you received Dare to Dream funding?
Download the reporting form here.
              *This form for proposals received in 2012.

Download the Accounting Summary Here. *This form for proposals received in 2012.

Download the Final Report here.                *This form for proposals received in 2013.

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