St. Louis Mental Health Board

St. Louis Mental Health Board

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About Us

The Saint Louis Mental Health Board (MHB) is a special taxing authority that administers public funds for behavioral health and children’s services for the benefit of St. Louis City residents.  MHB is authorized to administer two City property taxes:

1)     Community Mental Health Fund, investing in services that target adults with serious behavioral health conditions, and

2)     Community Children’s Services Fund, investing in services that address behavioral health needs of children from birth through age 18.

MHB invests these tax dollars primarily in grants to non-profit service organizations.  Grants are for one year, and are typically renewable for three years. In addition to grantmaking, MHB makes investments for behavioral health needs through projects in partnership with other funders, as well as undertakes special initiatives in response to pressing, emergent community needs.


Core Values

These core values are what MHB stands for and what guides us in every decision:

  • Stewardship & Accountability
  • Consumer Centered
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Effectiveness Through Learning
  • Measurable Impact


Strategic Domains

  • Embody exemplary stewardship of public resources
  • Amplify knowledge and communication supporting a system of high-quality social, behavioral and physical health services
  • Improve social and behavioral health responses in St. Louis through creative community problem solving


Our Investment Strategies

These are the strategies that are employed to disseminate funds to the community and invest in real results for City residents: