Support for Nonprofits

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Support for Nonprofits

The DanO Fund supports mental health nonprofits

We raise funds to give to nonprofit organizations that offer mental health services, resources and education. The DanO Fund doesn’t provide mental health programming itself, but we’re passionate about helping nonprofits that do.

We offer two kinds of support to nonprofits:

1. Grants

Over the last decade, we’ve donated funds to mental health nonprofits, to help them maintain and grow their programming.

Request A Grant

2. Fundraising Assistance

Since The DanO Fund was established in 2009, we’ve held numerous fundraisers. We’re passionate about teaming up with mental health nonprofits to share our expertise and help them launch their own successful fundraisers. This help is free, but you need to apply.

Apply for a Fundraising Partnership  

Want to chat before you apply, to learn more about our fundraising partnerships? Call Mark Olsen (612) 749-1234 or send a message.

Organizations we support

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness)

NAMI provides advocacy, education and support to individuals and families affected by mental illness. They have a number of programs that focus on suicide prevention, and coping with suicide loss.

Across the U.S., thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings. The DanO Fund directs financial gifts to the Minnesota chapter of NAMI.


The Face It Foundation

Face It is a Twin Cities-based organization dedicated to helping men to overcome depression, and reducing the rate of male suicide. They provide men’s support groups, one-on-one peer help, outreach events, retreats, and public education, all free of charge. Face It also offers training for mental health professionals.

Learn more about Face It

Operation: 23 to Zero

Operation: 23 to Zero is an effort to curb the massive rates of veteran and military suicide through awareness and providing a network of fellow military members to connect with for help and support.

Operation: 23 to Zero Website

Burnsville Police BHU

The Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) was established in January 2021 to safely connect people living with or experiencing mental illness, chemical dependency or homelessness to services that can help. BHU launched under the command of Sergeant Max Yakovlev to meet the unique service needs of those experiencing behavioral health challenges in the community. We do this in partnership with Dakota County Social Services.


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Interested in a grant or fundraising help from the The DanO Fund?

We’re passionate about helping nonprofit mental health organizations. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fast Facts

  • Since 2009, The DanO Fund has raised funds to support nonprofits that offer mental health education and programming
  • We’re based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and provide our support to organizations in the local metro area
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Are you or a loved one struggling with mental illness?

You’re not alone, and help is available. The DanO Fund itself doesn’t provide mental health services, but we’re glad to recommend some trusted organizations that do.