A Startup Philanthropy Targeting Serious Mental Illness Ramps Up

July 21, 2022

A little over a year ago, I wrote about the tech industry couple Jan Ellison Baszucki and David Baszucki, who decided to focus much of their philanthropy on serious mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. Their philanthropy got a major jolt of wealth derived from the initial public offering of Roblox Corporation, an immersive gaming company David founded. The liquidity event enabled the couple to ramp up plans for Baszucki Brain Research Fund, which they founded in 2019.

The foundation has been finding its way and making some sizable grants in the last year, and after the recent announcement of its latest round of giving, we thought it was time for a quick update on BBRF’s activity since we first wrote about them.