Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

An astonishing 92 percent of women in family shelters have experienced severe physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime. The winning design will be implemented at Jane Addams Place. Submit your idea today.


The conference included Jonah Berger, The Kennedy Forum, a Policy Hack with the Mayor's Office and our own version of 'Shark Tank'.


The case study was written by the Federation of Neighborhood Centers, the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, and Strategy Arts. DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

Enabling Positive Community Impact

The selected organizations will receive training to develop internal program evaluation skills from The Consultation Center at Yale University for three years.

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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What's New

Join the #PhillyTakesAction Indiegogo Campaign to bring 5 behavioral health screening kiosks to Philadelphia!

Your dollar counts twice! The Foundation will match the first $5,000.

Latest from Twitter

Caveat Emptor: Careful with that Data
Tim Clement  -  December 11, 2014
Collecting data and measuring outcomes is very important, but make sure you're doing it right.
This week's behavioral health headlines in Philly
WHYY  -  December 1, 2014
Coverage includes: off-label drug use for depression, homelessness winter strategy, expansion of Nalaxone use, and more.
PA Health Funders Collaborative Annual Meeting
Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative  -  November 19, 2014
30+ Foundations met about integration of behavioral health, the ACA & access, healthy eating & active living, and more.
Innovation Conference
The Scattergood Foundation  -  November 5, 2014
We hosted our first annual Innovation Conference featuring a going viral workshop, a shark tank, and a policy hack!
Take the Pledge for Mental Health Unity
Active Minds, Inc.  -  October 22, 2014
Join Active Minds in creating safe spaces in your community.
Let's Not Hush the Issue Anymore
Drexel University School of Public Health  -  October 9, 2014
It's time for the public health community to be more aware of mental illness as a major public health issue
21 Philly Orgs. Participate in Learning Community
The Consultation Center at Yale University  -  October 8, 2014
The Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Initiative started it's 4th year and announced the new components.
Reentry to Workforce Partnership
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society  -  September 17, 2014
"Knowledge gained from the partnership enabled the public defenders to provide personalized service..."
The Community Resilience Cookbook
Health Federation of Philadelphia  -  September 16, 2014
Learn about the essential ingredients, the taste of success, and the language of ACEs.
Join us on October 30th & 31st
The Scattergood Foundation  -  September 15, 2014
The Scattergood Foundation Innovation Conference will be held at the WHYY Studios in Philadelphia featuring Jonah Berger
State-run programs help nurses detox together
WHYY  -  September 12, 2014
Read this story and other recent behavioral health stories from NewsWorks!
Special Edition and Launch Event
Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal  -  September 10, 2014
'What's the Future of Behavioral Health in Light of the Disruptive Innovation of Healthcare Reform?'
Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation
The Consultation Center at Yale University  -  September 5, 2014
The Foundation is happy to announce the six programs that were selected to make up the 2014 cohort.
Language Matters when Describing Mental Illness
ScattergoodEthics  -  August 26, 2014
Metaphors that evoke mystical or supernatural imagery can stigmatize mental health conditions
Tragedy, Outrage, and Stigma Reduction
Tim Clement  -  August 13, 2014
Backlash over Shepard Smith's insensitive comments about Robin Williams show us 21st Century stigma reduction
Sara Ansell & Porch Light Program creating change
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program  -  August 7, 2014
Creative Exchange: The Porch Light takes the transformative power of art to the streets.
Letters & Journals of Thomas Scattergood
The Scattergood Foundation  -  August 6, 2014
Haverford College is hosting an online exhibit featuring Thomas Scattergood and his role in starting Friends Hospital.
Check Up, Check Out: Launch of first MH kiosk
Shoshana Akins & Caitlin O'Brien  -  August 5, 2014
Wellness at Your Fingertips, the 2014 Design Challenge winning submission, is now available for public use in N. Philly
So Long, Farewell: Saying Goodbye is Difficult
Shoshana Akins & Caitlin O'Brien  -  August 5, 2014
“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.”
Guest Blog: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
The Scattergood Foundation  -  August 5, 2014
Jess Plummer delves into the data behind mental illness, substance abuse, and violence