Millstone Fund



  • Prevention and treatment of mental illness and mental health crises.
  • Access to care with an emphasis on services (preventive and intervention-based) that address mental, behavioral, and/or developmental health.
  • Reduction in health disparities, especially those mentioned above.
  • Work to develop and sustain healthier communities and families.

To achieve health and wellness, particularly psychological/mental health and well-being, for people in Greater Cincinnati through a lens of equity that acknowledges and addresses root causes of current disparities in health outcomes.

  • Promote healthy behaviors, thriving families, child development and behavioral health.
  • Prevent and address mental health illness for youth and families.
  • Improve access to health care, especially mental, developmental and/or behavioral health services.
  • Reduce disparities in mental health outcomes for people living in Greater Cincinnati.
  • Increase capacity and develop/test innovative approaches to improve mental health.

  • Preference will be given to organizations and projects working to ensure psychological/mental health and well-being of people in Greater Cincinnati.
  • Preference will be given to organizations that address health equity and social determinants of health.
  • Requests to support the development of innovative methods to advance health outcomes will be considered, but not for basic science research at this time.
  • Health is considered across all ages, while Millstone Fund favors efforts to engage early in life.
  • Millstone Fund elevates collaborative efforts driven by experts and people who have lived experiences relevant to the work.
  • Basic needs such as housing, food and safety measures are considered critical to health.