Steve Fund works with Tumblr in Mental Health Quilt Project

Tumblr has chosen the Steve Fund as one of three charitable partner organizations for its Mental Health Quilt project. The quilt is a collaboration between Tumblr and the City of New York. Each patch of this quilt is a creative expression of someone’s relationship with mental illness–their own, or someone they love. Tumblr is building this quilt, both digitally and physically, to reduce the stigma surrounding mental and emotional health and to show the community that they are not alone in what they are experiencing.

Stephen "Steve" C. Rose

The Steve Fund is named to honor the legacy of Stephen C. Rose.

Tumblr users can create and submit original artistic swatches and panels to to be included in a quilt installation that will be on display in New York City and online at

Tumbr provides templates and detailed instructions to make the submission process easy.

Each patch represents a creative expression around changing the conversation around mental health and an individual’s relationship with mental illness, whether battling it themselves or helping others with their struggles.

For every patch a user submits, Tumblr will donate $1 to one of three different charities who support mental health, up to a total aggregate donation of $20,000. The user submitting the patch will be given an option of choosing which charity – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), The Trevor Project or The Steve Fund – their original panel will benefit.

The Steve Fund is thrilled to be Tumblr’s partner in this project.

If you participate in Tumblr’s Mental Health Quilt project, please choose the Steve Fund as your charity. Thank you!

What you can do:

About the Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is the nation’s only non-profit organization focused on promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. It works with colleges and universities, students, non-profits, researchers, practitioners, and with groups serving diverse populations. It aims to stimulate dialogue and to promote effective programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance regarding the mental health and emotional well-being of the nation’s students of color as they enter, matriculate in, and transition from higher education.

News release by Tumblr