$5 million campaign to advance children’s mental illness research

“CHAAMP is desperately needed to expand the ongoing mission and core values we’ve embraced since 1984 to fund breakthrough seed research grants.”

Shelley Eure Belk, Foundation of Hope Executive Director

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$5 Million Goal

Over 3 years | $3.7M to date

Critical funding is needed now!

The Campaign for CHAAMP will fill the research gap by funding the Child & Adolescent Anxiety & Mood Disorders Program and advance the science needed to change the course of children’s mental health for generations to come.

Critical Funding is Needed Now!

“All children deserve a lifetime of enduring health, positive development, and achievement.”

Danielle Roubinov, PhD, Director of CHAAMPDr. Danielle Roubinov
PhD, Director of CHAAMP

Invest in our children!

As a nation and as a community, we are experiencing unprecedented rates of mental illness in kids and teens and never-before-seen shortages in access to treatment programs.

20%of youth suffer from anxiety & depressive symptoms

57%overall increase in nationwide suicide rate since 2000

<10% NIH budget directed to childhood health research
Danielle Roubinov, PhD, Director of CHAAMP

All about CHAAMP.

In 2021, Foundation of Hope launched the Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program within the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at UNC. Led by nationally-recognized Dr. Danielle Roubinov and guided by our partnership with the UNC Department of Psychiatry and Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, this first-of-its-kind program in North Carolina will propel children’s mental illness research into the future.

Children’s mental health takes a team.

We couldn’t do this work without some incredible people behind the scenes bringing our campaign to life. Meet our amazing campaign committee, get to know our Foundation of Hope leadership, and celebrate our major donors with us!

It takes a team
It takes a team

There are many ways to support the Campaign for CHAAMP. Learn about your options and give hope today by supporting CHAAMP!

About Foundation of Hope

Foundation of Hope exists to conquer mental illness by investing in groundbreaking scientific research and mental health initiatives. In its 40 years, the Foundation has awarded 197 scientific research grants totaling more than $9.4 million to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These funds have leveraged an additional $254 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies. CHAAMP is part of Foundation of Hope’s ongoing efforts to fund research focused on understanding root causes of—and potential treatments for—mental illness.

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