fundraise for Active Minds

Active Minds runners in marathon

your funds help change the conversation about mental health so no one struggles alone

There’s a really great way to help Active Minds and spread the word about mental health awareness all at the same time — you can fundraise!

All it takes to raise money for Active Minds is the same passion and commitment that got you interested in the cause right from the start. Every dollar raised goes to support more students and campuses with mental health education, training, and advocacy.

Below are some ideas to help you begin. Give us a shout if you are planning a fundraiser!

Peer-to-peer fundraiser

Please check back in the fall! That’s when you’ll be able to create your own fundraising page using our new peer-to-peer fundraising tool.

Set up a Facebook fundraiser

Click “Fundraisers” in the left menu of your News Feed. Then click “Raise Money for a Nonprofit Organization” and “Get Started.” Search for “Active Minds” and follow the prompts to set up your fundraiser. All money raised will go directly to Active Minds.

Use CrowdRise to raise funds

You can also set up a fundraiser on CrowdRise. Go to the Active Minds page and click on “Fundraise for this Charity.”

Fundraise on special days

You can raise money any time of the year, but special days make your fundraising effort especially irresistible. These include birthdays, holidays, weddings, anniversaries, graduation, and more.

Set a personal challenge

You can bring attention to your fundraiser through a personal challenge. Let your friends and family know what you’ll do once you’ve met a specific fundraising goal. It could be you’ll run a marathon, dye your hair, shave your mustache, whatever you can think of! Some of the most effective fundraising challenges are symbolic or connected to the cause.

Tell your story

Often people fundraise for Active Minds because they have a personal connection to mental health awareness or suicide prevention that makes them feel so strongly about supporting our mission. Share your story so your readers or listeners are inspired to give and also to contribute to more open conversations about mental health.

Chapter fundraisers

If you’re a member of an Active Minds campus chapter, please see the resources and information available on the Chapter Fundraising Info page.