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The Foundation’s Purpose

The Foundation for Psychology in Ohio is the non-profit, charitable 501(c) 3 arm of the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA).  The mission of OPA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and to improve people’s lives in Ohio.  The Foundation helps OPA fulfill its mission through philanthropic giving and programs that support and advance its causes.

Our Mission Statement: The mission of the Foundation for Psychology in Ohio is to promote healthy communities throughout Ohio. We do this by supporting educational programs that increase access to and awareness of psychology; and philanthropic efforts that promote psychology. 
Our Vision: The Foundation for Psychology in Ohio envisions a day when “good health” in Ohio is synonymous with “good psychological health." 

Our Values: We believe that good health is synonymous with good psychological health, and that this is only possible with access to psychologists who are highly qualified mental health professionals.



PsyOHIO's 2019-2020 fund raising goal is $10,000... click here to see our progress.


The Governor Ted and Frances Strickland Psychology Innovation Grant

The Foundation for Psychology in Ohio Governor Ted and Frances Strickland* Psychology Innovation Grant funds innovative research, training, and community service projects in honor of Drs. Ted and Frances Strickland’s work as psychologists, and their commitment to improve the health and welfare of all citizens in Ohio. For more information, click here.


Register Your Kroger Plus Card

Once you register your Kroger Plus Card, a portion of your bill will provide money to support the Foundation for Psychology in Ohio so we can continue doing great work in promoting community health through psychological means. If you previously registered your Kroger card to support the Foundation for Psychology in Ohio, you need to re-register as of April 1.Register your Kroger Plus Card now. Our code number is 84670.


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The online retailer, Amazon.com, is committed to supporting local non-profits. In an effort to help their customers support the organizations and causes that mean the most to them, Amazon created the AmazonSmile program. As part of this program, customers may select their preferred charity to which Amazon will donate .5% of their eligible purchases. Click here for instructions on how to select the Foundation as your preferred charity.

Areas of emphasis include:
  • Disseminating information regarding psychology and behavioral health to the general public and to mental health professionals;
  • Granting scholarships in psychology to worthy students and to support the Foundation’s commitment to diversity;
  • Developing and presenting educational or scientific exhibits in psychology for the benefit of the general public;
  • Developing or sponsoring, or both, of panels, workshops, seminars, and other educational activities in psychology for the benefit of psychologists, other mental health professionals, and the general public;
  • Granting awards, stipends or other forms of recognition to teachers or researchers in psychology at secondary schools or institutions of higher education on the bases of innovative or meritorious achievement;
  • Preparing and distributing educational pamphlets and brochures that advance the public’s understanding of behavioral and mental health.
  • Granting prizes, awards, stipends and other forms of recognition for research in issues relating to multiculturalism.
  • Giving annually cash prizes to high school students for outstanding Behavioral Health projects at the State Science Fair.


How to Give and Why to Give:

  • Gifts, grants, contributions and bequests to the Foundation are tax deductible according to the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Gifts to the Foundation are a good way to earn tax deductions on current income. The Foundation accepts gifts of stock, property and cash.
  • A bequest in a will or naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of life insurance policy can be an important part of an estate plan. Contact your lawyer or accountant to develop your estate plan. Contact OPA if you need assistance.


The Foundation has different ways to recognize people:
  • Memorial Gifts remember deceased colleagues or friends of psychology. Contact PSYOHIO for Memorial Gifts donation envelopes.
  • Honorarial Gifts recognize living mentors, colleagues, friends and family members who have inspired and supported. An Honorarial Gift is an ethical option for clients who want to give their therapist a gift to say ‘thank you.’ You may request a supply of Honorarial Gift envelopes from PSYOHIO.
  • The Leave a Legacy Program recognizes people who have made estate plans that include gifts to PSYOHIO and acknowledges bequests received. Read a testimonial from one of our members about planned giving.


Foundation Funds:


  • Thomas Swales, PhD, ABPP, President
  • Cathy McDaniels Wilson, PhD
  • Kevin Dixon, ADAMH Executive Director
  • Michele Evans, PhD
  • Chris Modica, PhD
  • Helen Rodebaugh, PhD
  • Michael Ranney, OPA Chief Executive Officer

For more information on The Foundation For Psychology in Ohio or to discuss establishing a fund to support a specific project, contact the OPA Office at 614.224.0034