1 in 5 Fund

What is the 1 in 5 fund?

The 1 in 5 fund supports Woodley House and our ability to make a transformational difference in the lives of men and women recovering from chronic and severe mental illness. One in five of us will experience a mental health problem this year … this affects us ALL.  Your participation in this Fund makes you an agent of change for a vulnerable population who sometimes need intense, personalized care to overcome mental health challenges, regain a greater measure of independence and return to their families and community.

Why now?

In the early days of Woodley House, the majority of our funding came from private individuals. While that support has remained loyal and solid, our ensuing growth came largely through increases in public revenue. Government funding is an important and valuable part of our budget, but unfortunately it is neither consistent nor reliable. Public sector priorities can change abruptly and reimbursement for services is often slow. Woodley House has delivered our critical services to those in need throughout the years despite the uncertainty and disruptions to our budget.

The 1 in 5 fund strives to re-balance these public and private resources to ensure our ability to provide uninterrupted support to individuals confronting the challenges of mental illness.

Please join with us to make a real difference in the lives of those who are too often forgotten.

$50,000 — Woodley House Ambassador

$25,000 — Woodley House Champion

$15,000 — Woodley House Guardian

$10,000 — Woodley House Patron                          

$7,500 — Woodley House Advocate   

$5,000 — Woodley House Benefactor

Woodley House will be happy to work with donors to structure their 1 in 5 fund gift and payment timetable to meet personal giving preferences. For more information, please contact Linda Meixner,