Mental Health

Key Result Area 1: Mental Health
Contact: Thom Craig, Director / Mental Health Program

The Foundation accepts grant applications from these 18 northeast Ohio counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne.

Our areas of emphasis are listed in the following table and focus primarily on chronic, severe, and episodic mental illness.

Program Focus Elements Description
Transformational • New/Variety of Methods
• Integrated Systems
• Resource Efficiency
• Self-Determination
We encourage creative solutions and new ideas promoting evidence based practice, high levels of recovery, and collaborative enhancement of mental health practices. Programs will result in holistic, integrated and cost effective solutions to system challenges.
Habilitative • Long-Term Supports
• Quality of Life
• Empowerment
• Living with Mental Illness
We support programs that enhance quality of life and result in long term, consumer driven supports for employment, education, housing, medical care, socialization, and transportation.
Rehabilitative • Stabilization
• Recovering Function
• Back on Track
We support projects that provide re-engagement, stabilization, resiliency, and learning strategies to improve function and help consumers become more self-sufficient, reducing long term dependency on systems.
Responsive • Crisis Response
• Health and Safety
• Access to Care
• Emergency Assistance
We support programs minimizing involvement in the criminal justice system, providing health/safety, food/clothing, housing, reducing loss of hope during mental illness onset/crisis.
Infrastructure • Prevention
• Education
• Knowledge Institutes
• Mental Health Workforce
We support initiatives that deepen mental health knowledge, increase public understanding, build an effective mental health workforce, promote prevention activities, and offer welcoming and respectful environments.



Goal 1: Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the mental health service delivery system.
Goal 2: Improve access to care.
Goal 3: Demonstrate leadership at state and national level in the field of mental health.
Goal 4: Inspire a culture of recovery.
Goal 5: Leverage our grant investments dollars and accumulated knowledge to enhance mission   accomplishment.