While the Sozosei Foundation's primary focus is to eliminate the use of jails and prisons for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, we also recognize the importance of building resilient, healthy, and vibrant communities. The Sozosei Foundation's Resilient Communities Program (RCP) aims to make a tangible impact in diverse, under-resourced communities within a 50-mile radius Otsuka's offices in the United States.

Working through three community foundation partners — the Baltimore Community Foundation, Community Foundation of San Joaquin, and the Community Foundation of New Jersey — RCP grants support, organizations in: Baltimore City, Maryland; Stockton, California; and Camden, Newark, Paterson, and Trenton, NJ addressing:

  • Access to the arts and/or creative placemaking;
  • Climate change;
  • Food security;
  • Mental and physical health (including kidney health);
  • Racial justice; and
  • Social and legal services.

These cities were chosen because of their geographic proximity to Otsuka's offices in the United States and the potential of local nonprofits, community foundations, and community leaders to build resilient, vibrant communities. Grants are awarded directly from the Sozosei Foundation Community Fund housed at the three community foundation partners listed above.

Note: In 2023, the Foundation is stepping back to assess the impact of the RCP and is not accepting applications for funding at this time. We are grateful for the hard work and effort of our partners to date and look forward to communicating about the next steps for RCP in the months ahead. If you have any questions about our process, please email us at [email protected].