Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

The Scattergood Foundation with City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and Community Behavioral Health completed an analysis of the children's behavioral health network.


This guide was developed as a partnership of Philanthropy Network, Scattergood Foundation, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ with the goal of raising awareness about ACEs, trauma, and resilience.

Enabling Positive Community Impact

The funding partners are excited to announce the five organizations for the 2016-2018 cohort!


The Like Minded Rally on July 26, 2016 included thought leaders, consumers, family members, providers and more demanding change for the system.

Updates from Grantees

Check out our grantee blog posts and new updates to the left.  

The Scattergood Foundation grantees make regualar updates on how their work is impacting the community.

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Building A Data-Driven Nonprofit Sector in Philly
The Scattergood Foundation  -  November 27, 2016
The Scattergood Fdn quickly recognized there was a lack of data-driven decision-making among nonprofit organizations
Place Matters Report Released
The Scattergood Foundation  -  November 7, 2016
Study finds that 39 of Philadelphia’s 46 zip codes, fall above the national average for need.
ScattergoodEthics  -  October 21, 2016
Ethical Challenges in Correctional Mental Health Care Conference was held on October 20th. Watch the archived video!
There is no time for indifference
Drexel University School of Public Health  -  September 15, 2016
Today, 78 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. That is more than 28,000 people a year.
Check out this new student blog!
The Scattergood Foundation  -  August 9, 2016
Beyond Misogyny: Using Hip-Hop as a Tool to Make Sense of Adolescent Identity Development
Like-Minded Rally
The Scattergood Foundation  -  July 7, 2016
Join us on July 26 at 3:30pm for the Like-Minded Rally for Mental Health and Substance Use Reform in Dilworth Park!
Psychosis Risk: A Complex Lexicon
ScattergoodEthics  -  June 6, 2016
What Is It and How Should We Talk About It? Published in AMA by Dominic A. Sisti, PhD, and Monica E. Calkins, PhD
The Scattergood Foundation  -  April 4, 2016
A Co-Production with Philadelphia DBHIDS's, Philadelphia School District, and First Person Arts.
Giving Asylum?
ScattergoodEthics  -  March 28, 2016
The Ethics of Long-Term, Structured Care for People with Severe, Refractory Mental Illness
2014 Scholar Publishes Research
Active Minds, Inc.  -  March 21, 2016
Emerging Scholar Danielle Adams earns first author publication in the Journal of American College Health
First in a Three Part on the NIMH
WHYY  -  March 18, 2016
Burning psychiatry's bible: A new framework for diagnosing mental illness.
Friends in Need: The Early Hospital Documents
Haverford College Library  -  March 4, 2016
Friends Hospital’s records are available to a wider world as part of Haverford’s Quaker & Special Collections.
Physician, heal thyself?
WHYY  -  February 22, 2016
Why more young doctors are depressed. 'I remember feeling... like a huge failure'
Have you abandoned your New Year's resolution?
The Scattergood Foundation  -  February 3, 2016
And could a trauma-informed approach help you stick to it?
New USPSTF Depression Screening Recommendations
Amanda Mauri  -  January 29, 2016
New screening recommendations remind us of research disparities between behavioral health and other medical care
Welcome the ESF Class of 2016
Active Minds, Inc.  -  January 26, 2016
Eight Students Receive Funding to Expand Research, Discourse and Literature Devoted to Mental Health
YMHFA Program in Coatesville area lauded
Brandywine Health Foundation  -  January 21, 2016
Two feature articles about the YMHFA Program in Coatesville! Check the progress that has been made for this community.
The Liberation of a Unique Determination
Drexel University School of Public Health  -  January 18, 2016
“Today You are You, that is truer than true! There is no one alive who is You-er than You!” - Dr. Seuss
Health Providers' Opinions Needed
The Scattergood Foundation  -  January 12, 2016
Complete this survey by January 29th, to help set the policy agenda around mental health and substance abuse parity.
"The Biggest Gift of All"
Active Minds, Inc.  -  January 11, 2016
Learn why Jessica Harvath-Hilgeman valued her experiences in the Emerging Scholar Fellowship.