The OneOhio Recovery Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation created at the direction of Ohio’s state and local leaders to distribute 55 percent of the funds our state will receive from the pharmaceutical industry as a consequence of its role in the national opioid epidemic. The Foundation will work with local interests to support their opioid misuse treatment, recovery and prevention efforts and invest funds to support these efforts for Ohioans into the future.
The Foundation is governed by a 29-member board, including 19 members selected by regional groups that partner with the Foundation in identifying local organizations to receive funds. Created in December 2021, with most board appointments formalized in May 2022, the Foundation is currently taking the necessary, initial steps of any new organization, including hiring its team, establishing internal governance, financial and investment procedures and other essential policies. The importance of its mission, the significant sums of which it’s a steward and the high expectations for its work mandate that these decisions be made carefully, with precision and with careful deliberations from all key stakeholders.
Over the next several months, the Foundation will make regular announcements as it moves forward with fulfilling its mission and working with partners across the state in bringing needed relief, recovery, prevention and justice for Ohioans.