Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Have the chance to win $25,000 for your innovative program and the opportunity to have your work featured at NatCon '18!


Scattergood Foundation & Peg's Foundation released a new paper in our ongoing series that address ways to continue and protect the recent progress of behavioral health policy.

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Payment reform is at the center of discussion concerning health care reform. Download the paper now to learn about the proposed models addressing both the cost and quality of behavioral health care.


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.

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6th Annual Scattergood Innovation Award
The Scattergood Foundation  -  November 13, 2017
The application period is now open! Submit your innovative program for a chance to win $25,000!
Nonvoluntary Treatment
ScattergoodEthics  -  September 5, 2017
Would distinguish psychiatric patients who refuse help but likely would have accepted it in a healthy state of mind from
New article in Family, Systems, & Health
Sam  -  June 27, 2017
Using standardized patients as a means of training and evaluating behavioral health consultants in primary care.
The Goldwater Rule
ScattergoodEthics  -  June 21, 2017
A Conversation Between Dominic A. Sisti and Jonathan D. Moreno
Maximizing Our Investments:
The Scattergood Foundation  -  May 22, 2017
Five Ingredients for Accelerating Impact in Health Philanthropy
A Three Part Series
WHYY  -  May 8, 2017
Behind the Headlines: Pennsylvania's Opioid Crisis Up-Close
137,000 PA residents would likely lose their jobs
The Scattergood Foundation  -  February 23, 2017
if the ACA is to be repealed, says new Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative report
Is President Trump Causing Toxic Stress?
ScattergoodEthics  -  February 20, 2017
Commentary from Dom Sisti, PhD and Cindy Baum-Baicker, PhD
Roundup of Recent Stories about the Brain
WHYY  -  February 17, 2017
Check out these three featured stories from The Pulse on WHYY
Building on Arthur Evans' legacy:
The Scattergood Foundation  -  February 9, 2017
Next steps for behavioral health in Philadelphia
Introducing the 2017 Emerging Scholars Fellows
Active Minds, Inc.  -  January 23, 2017
You can follow their research and work over the next five months!
Accepting Applications Now!
The Scattergood Foundation  -  January 9, 2017
Award will highlight new and groundbreaking programs in behavioral health from across the United States!
What "Repeal & Replace" could mean for BH
Parity Track  -  January 3, 2017
Commentary from the ParityTrack Team on potential changes to health care reform under the new administration.
What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity
Parity Track  -  December 23, 2016
"We still don’t have all the answers. The issues these efforts have uncovered are numerous."
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!