American Mental Health Counselors Association
The only organization working exclusively for the mental health counseling profession

AMHCA Foundation

Please support the AMHCA Foundation

"Do more than belong: participate.
 Do more than care: help.
 Do more than believe: practice."
– William Arthur Ward

Your community—both professional
and personal—needs your commitment

As a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, you are committed to improving the mental health of the people with whom you work. You can also make a difference in a broader context by contributing to the AMHCA Foundation. The Foundation is working to make a positive impact in your chosen field.

You are also a part of a larger community of friends, family, and neighbors, who are interested in doing their part to make their world a healthy place to live. Let them know about the work of the AMHCA Foundation and ask them to contribute to the work we are doing. For all of us who practice clinical mental health counseling, spreading good mental health is at the very heart of our work.

The AMHCA Foundation exists to actively sustain efforts to improve Americans' mental health. Thanks to generous contributions, we are able to support:
  • Education and Public Awareness
  • Scholarships
  • Mental Health Research
AMHCA Foundation Your support of the Foundation and its programs can have a profound impact on the growth and future of your profession.

The AMHCA Foundation Mission:
To improve the mental health of all Americans through public education about mental health issues, mental health research, access to mental health services, and promoting high standards for mental health practitioners.

The AMHCA Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible.

Work for the Foundation

The AMHCA Foundation
is hiring a Communications/Development Officer.

Education and Public Awareness

The AMHCA Foundation will provide educational programs and sponsor public awareness campaigns to increase public understanding about good mental health and how mental health relates to an individuals overall health.


The AMHCA Foundation makes scholarship grants to students enrolled in graduate courses in mental health counseling.

Learn about the Student Travel Award Scholarship
Applications for 2014 are now closed.

Congratulations to Kelley Holladay, 2014 AMHCA Foundation Travel Scholarship Winner
Learn about April Krowel, 2013 Winner
Learn about Douglas R. Kabell, 2012 Winner


The AMHCA Foundation will award grants to individuals, education and scientific organizations, and AMHCA for programs or projects of importance to mental health counselors and the public.

Learn about the 2014 AMHCA Foundation Dissertation Research Award 
Applications for 2014 are now closed.

Congratulations to Jamie E. Crockett, winner of the 2014 AMHCA Foundation Dissertation Research Award
Learn about Thomas Field, 2013 Winner

Support the AMHCA Foundation with a tax-deductible contribution today!

How to Add a Name for an Honor or Memorial donation
On the donation screen, enter your amount and begin the payment process via your PayPal account or credit card. Then click on "Donation in honor or in memory of:" and enter your honoree's name in the box provided. If you wish the AMHCA Foundation to notify the honoree's family of your donation, please also provide contact name and address in the box. If you are mailing your donation, simply include a note with this information. Thank you!

Contributions by Mail
Make check payable to "AMHCA Foundation" and mail to:
AMHCA Foundation
c/o Wells Fargo
Box 758717
Baltimore, MD 21275

Contact the Foundation office at 800-326–2642, ext. 103.

AMHCA Foundation Trustees

Gary Gintner, PhD, Chair,

Tom Ferro, Vice Chair,

Sharon Cyrus–Savary,

Dan Holdinghaus,

W. Mark Hamilton, PhD, Treasurer,

Joel E. Miller, Secretary (ex officio), AMHCA Executive Director & CEO,