Greater Cincinnati is in the middle of an epidemic of addiction. To tackle this, private funders in the region have formed the Funders' Response to the Heroin Epidemic (FRHE), a group dedicated to ending the Greater Cincinnati region's opioid and heroin epidemic. FRHE provides financial resources and strategic support to strengthen local communities' response. It operated by InterAct for Change, a nonprofit subsidiary of Interact for Health.
Areas of work
Currently, FRHE efforts are focused around the following strategies, which have been shown to effectively address substance abuse within communities:
- Pre-arrest diversion (Quick Response Teams)
- Reducing stigma around opioid use and addiction
Requests for proposals
Please contact Lisa Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-458-6629 with inquiries.
Current FRHE Investors
- Fifth Third Foundation, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation
- Interact for Health
- The Cincinnati Bar Foundation
- The R.C. Durr Foundation
- United Way of Greater Cincinnati
How are funding decisions made?
Applications are screened by InterAct for Change and then brought to a steering committee for review and discussion in detail.