The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is a state corporation that administers the Mental Health Trust, a perpetual trust managed on behalf of Trust beneficiaries, who include people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority was established in 1994 and is managed under the leadership of the Board of Trustees in partnership with The Trust Land Office and the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. The Trust has cash assets of more than $400 million and non-cash assets of about one million acres of land.
The Trust operates much like a private foundation, using its resources to ensure that Alaska has a comprehensive integrated mental health program. Our goal is to serve as a catalyst for change and improvement in Alaska's behavioral health continuum of care. To accomplish this, The Trust funds system change, capacity building demonstration projects, partnerships, rural technical assistance, and Trust-initiated projects that will improve the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries.
Media and communications-related inquiries can be directed to Vivian Hamilton, Communications Manager, at 907-334-2531.