About the Foundation

In 1968, the OPPA established its separate 501(c)(3) education and research foundation for the purpose of engaging exclusively in scientific, educational and charitable activities to improve the understanding, detection, care and treatment of mental illness and emotional disorders.


The mission of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation (OPPF) is to improve the health and well-being of Ohioans by fostering psychiatric education and research.


The OPPF envisions a day when there is sufficient, high quality psychiatric treatment available to all Ohioans.

OPPF’s Programs

Professional Education: The Foundation, in collaboration with others (when appropriate), will develop and fund educational offerings and projects designed to improve and enrich professional knowledge and skills of psychiatrists and other medical and mental health professionals in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. This may include programs to encourage healthier personal and professional lifestyles for psychiatrists, medical and other mental health professionals.

Public Education: The Foundation, in collaboration with others (when appropriate), will encourage and sponsor educational programs to increase awareness and knowledge of mental disorders and effective treatments available today. The Foundation may support educational efforts aimed at employers, the media, persons with a mental disorder and their families to encourage a better understanding of the disorders and their treatment. The Foundation may also support efforts to remove barriers to access to psychiatric care.  

Grants for Research. The Foundation may sponsor and encourage research designed to improve outcomes for persons who experience psychiatric disorders.

None at this time.