We’ve been committed to mental health for years, but this year the need for solutions to America’s mental health crisis has become even clearer.
We know that nonprofits around the country have great ideas about how to positively impact the state of mental health today, but might not have access to the necessary funding.
So we’re launching a search for the next big idea in mental health.
to the nonprofit working to make it happen.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
The Big Idea
We want to hear about your big idea—an idea that will change the state of mental health today. We’re looking for one concept or program to execute over the course of three years.
Registered 501(c)(3)s can partner and submit one application together.
Since 2018, we’ve focused on mental health in male-identifying communities. Think we should broaden our scope? Apply and let us know why!
Impact matters. Above all, we want to change the state of mental health today, so all ideas must be grounded in research and have proven impact.
We’ve assembled a team of mental health experts to review proposals and help us award a winner.
Mental Health Matters
At Harry’s, we set aside 1% of our sales to donate to charitable organizations that share our ambition to bring quality mental health care to men everywhere. We’ve already donated $6 million to this cause, impacting the lives of over 850,000 men. But we know that some big ideas in mental health never come to life because they require serious financial support over time—something that most donors don’t have the means to provide. We want to think beyond what’s been done before, while continuing to support our current partners.
To learn more about our current nonprofit partners and the populations they serve, visit harrys.com/socialmission.
Ready to Apply?
Prepare a letter of intent that includes the information described in this template and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 15th at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Please limit the length of your letter of intent to 3 pages.
The Harry’s social impact and leadership teams will review all LOIs and select up to 5 finalists. Finalists will be notified in late September and asked to submit a full proposal by a date that will be identified at that time. Proposals will be reviewed by the Harry’s social impact and leadership teams and a committee of mental health experts, who will collectively choose one winner.
For more information, register to watch our pre-recorded, on-demand webinar here.
The Harry’s Open Minds Initiative is open to U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organizations for programming in the U.S. We know that developing proposals takes valuable time away from nonprofits, without a guarantee of funding. We’ve got you—if you are chosen as a finalist, we’ll compensate your organization $10,000 for your work on the proposal.
Frequently Asked Questions
We founded Harry’s because buying shaving supplies was a really bad customer experience, and the products themselves were overpriced and over-designed.
We saw an opportunity to build a brand that’s more relatable, more thoughtful, and more real than the others on the market. Since taking on shaving, we’ve begun to address the same challenge across other categories in men’s care.
Our goal at Harry’s is to always put our customers first, which means being readily available however and wherever they want to shop, and giving to organizations that promote better mental health care for men.
We built Harry’s as a brand for guys who aren’t satisfied with the status quo. At the heart of our mission is a belief in creating things people like more.
Learn more at harrys.com