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Community Engagement

BridgeUp at Menninger

bridgeup-logo-from-hearst-copyBridgeUp at Menninger (BridgeUp) aims to promote innovative collaborations among multi-sector community organizations to produce measurable improvement in the mental health status of communities, with a particular focus on vulnerable adolescents in Greater Houston.


Through one-year Magic Grants, BridgeUp aims to add value to both school and after-school initiatives by bringing a focus on mental health via innovative collaborations between community organizations and middle and high schools. BridgeUp seeks measurable, evidence-based approaches that will improve the overall health status, as well as academic achievement of these youth.


Magic Grants Request for Proposals

Apply for a Magic Grant online. For funding priorities and application instructions, review the Request for Proposal.


Grants are for one year of funding, with a six-month review and a full evaluation due at the end of the grant period. Approximately $1 million is available in grants annually.


For information about proposals, the grant cycle and the Request for Proposal, email BridgeUp at Menninger.


Additional Information


BridgeUp at Menninger is generously funded by the Trust of David and Helen Gurley Brown. BridgeUp at Menninger is the third center funded by this trust; the others are the New York Public Library and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Each has a unique focus on making measurable improvement in the lives of at-risk adolescents.