Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we have received over the years. If your answer is not listed below, feel free to email us at info@onemind.org

Q: What is the mission of One Mind? 

A: To radically accelerate cures for brain illnesses and injuries by funding and fostering scientific collaborations and initiatives. See our vision statement and more here.

Q: How does One Mind work towards its mission? 

A: One Mind raises and distributes funds to support the most promising neuropsychiatric brain research. We leverage government, industry and philanthropic funding to champion open science principles within translational research programs and emerging leaders, and we work diligently to fill the gaps that impede these programs from making discoveries in our lifetime. Please see our programs page for our current priorities.

Q: I would like to make a donation to One Mind. How do I do this?  

Donations may be made online via the donation page of our website or by mail. If by mail, please make the check payable to ‘One Mind’ and address the envelope to: One Mind / PO Box 680 / Rutherford, CA 94753.

Q: Is my donation to One Mind tax deductible?  

Yes, One Mind is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our tax ID# is 68-0359707. As a 501(c)(3) charity, donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Q: I would like to create a fundraiser in support of One Mind. Is this okay?  

To some extent, yes. If you would like to create an online fundraiser for One Mind, our organization is set up to enable this both through Facebook and Crowdrise.com. For more information on how to set up and link your fundraiser, please see the ‘Fundraising and Events‘ page of our website.

If you are looking to create a more complex fundraiser, please first email us at info@onemind.org to provide details to your idea.

Q: Does One Mind provide medical advice or make referrals to a brain health professionals? 

A: One Mind cannot provide any medical advice or referrals.

That said, we do value the importance of connecting people to treatment and sources of help. If you or someone you know is facing a brain health crisis, please reach out to your doctor or a licensed mental health professional. In addition, valuable information is available on the National Institute of Mental Health’s “Help for Mental Illnesses” webpage.

Q: I would like to enroll in one of the major research studies One Mind supports, how do I do so?

A: Currently, the major clinical research studies that One Mind is actively partnering with are TRACK-TBI (traumatic brain injury), AURORA (trauma/post-traumatic stress). Some of One Mind’s Rising Star Awardees are also conducting clinical research. Please click the links to learn more about each program.

Q: Can One Mind link to my website? 

A: Our policy is to only link to the programs, associates, or organizations that we directly work with. This said, if you would like to propose an opportunity, you can still email us here.

Q: I would like to attend or sponsor the Music Festival for Brain Health. Who do I contact? 

A: Complete information about the Music Festival for Brain Health, inclusive of the attendee costs is available at www.music-festival.org. If you represent a business that would like to sponsor the event, please email cindy.dyar@onemind.org.

Q: I am a brain scientist/researcher interested in applying for the Rising Star Awards grant, when and how can I apply for it?

A: The Rising Star Awards are an annually held grant opportunity, awarded to two or more early career brain scientists. The overarching focus of the awards are neuropsychiatric research, but each award may have its specific requirements. Each award provides $250,000 in funding, distributed over a 3-year period. The RFP for each award cycle is typically announced in Feb/Mar each year, with the applications due in June. More details are available on the Rising Star Awards page of our website.

Q: What is One Mind’s indirect funding rate for grants to academic institutions? 

A: Through its grants, One Mind strives to make the most potent impact possible to improve patients’ lives. One Mind’s maximum allowed indirect rate is 10%. One Mind may award lower indirect rates to grantees depending on the type of project, administrative effort required, cost structure of the grantee, grant size, extent of sub-awards, and other potential factors. Institution grant offices are welcome to contact us with questions.

More information about the various aspects of our non-profit is available via the page links listed below: