Baszucki Group directs resources toward the greater good through mission-driven investments that improve human health, governance and the health of our planet.



Toward the greater good

Launched in 2021 by Roblox founder and CEO David Baszucki and best-selling author Jan Ellison Baszucki, Baszucki Group leverages private giving, impact investing, advocacy, storytelling and community building to drive foundational change.
A primary objective of Baszucki Group is to transform mental health outcomes, beginning with bipolar disorder, by supporting initiatives at the intersection of metabolism, psychiatry and neuroscience. Our investments in democracy, conservation and our communities are synergistic with our life sciences initiatives.

Our work emphasizes innovative platforms and programs in five primary areas:

Introducing Metabolic Mind

Jan, Dave and Matt Baszucki share their family’s story of recovery from mental illness aided by a ketogenic metabolic therapy with 100 years of evidence in epilepsy. Experts in the emerging fields of metabolic psychiatry and metabolic neuroscience discuss new approaches to understanding and treating mental disorders.

Metabolic Mind is a nonprofit initiative of Baszucki Group transforming the study and treatment of mental disorders by exploring the connection between metabolism and brain health. It leverages the science of metabolic psychiatry and personal stories to offer education, community, and hope to people struggling with mental health challenges and those who care for them.


News & Views

TODAY Show: Matt Baszucki, 27, with severe bipolar disorder shares how a keto diet helped him: ‘It’s all worth it’

February 21, 2024 — Three years after starting a keto diet with the help of Dr. Chris Palmer, Matt Baszucki no longer has symptoms of bipolar disorder.

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NPR: Patients say keto helps with their mental illness. Science is racing to understand why

January 27, 2024 — Iain Campbell, Baszucki Brain Research Fund Fellow, has lived with bipolar disorder since he was young. After trying the ketogenic diet, he discovered profound improvements in his symptoms — and now wants to learn if it can do the same for others. He shared his recent findings at the Metabolic Health Summit in Clearwater, Florida, on Jan. 25, 2024.

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San Francisco Chronicle: Doctors said my son’s bipolar disorder couldn’t be healed by diet. They were wrong.

May 23, 2023 — Jan Ellison Baszucki penned an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle to share her family's journey of using a ketogenic diet to treat her son's bipolar disorder.

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