The Art of Yoga Project (AYP) is honored to have been selected to receive a grant from the hope & grace fund, funded by the wellbeing beauty brand . Semi-annually, the hope & grace fund provides critically-needed funding to community-based organizations that promote women’s mental health and wellbeing. An advisory board comprised of leading mental health researchers, practitioners, and philanthropists, as well as senior leaders from philosophy, ensures the hope & grace fund identifies and supports the most innovative and effective programs to empower women with mental health issues.
The hope & grace fund focuses on increasing mental health knowledge and awareness, reducing stigma around mental health issues, and providing access to mental health services for a diverse group of women. With the support of the hope & grace fund, AYP will develop Wise Inside, a gender-responsive, trauma-informed curriculum to meet the unique mental health needs of the most trauma-impacted, emotionally dysregulated girls in juvenile detention and other high-need facilities. Wise Inside programming will be integrated into AYP sites, which serve over 750 girls annually. AYP is extremely grateful for this support.