A businessman and consultant, Mr. Baer personally faced mental health challenges during
his life and sought to alleviate suffering of those afflicted with mental illness.
The Foundation supports a number of mental health care programs. In 2004, a partnership was initiated with NARSAD-the largest donor-supported organization in the world devoted exclusively to funding scientific research on psychiatric disorders – focusing on basic and clinical research in mental illness. The Foundation has provided NARSAD support in excess of $5,000,000 since the initiation of this partnership.