We fund organizations and projects which disrupt our current behavioral health space and create impact at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.
Our annual $25,000 prize is awarded to a cutting-edge idea that holds the potential to catalyze progress in behavioral health.
Our participatory grantmaking alters the traditional process of philanthropic giving by empowering service providers and community-based organizations to define the strategy around a specific issue area or population.
We provide funds at below-market interest rates that can be particularly useful to start, grow, or sustain a program, or when results cannot be achieved with grant dollars alone.
Contact Ami about the RISE Partnership.
Contact Alyson about grantmaking, program related investments, and the paper series.
Contact Samantha about program planning and evaluation consulting services.
Contact Caitlin about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, the Annual Innovation Award, and trauma-informed programming.
Contact Joe about partnership opportunities, thought leadership, and the Foundation’s property.
Philanthropy Network’s SPARX Conference is the premier event for regional funders, nonprofits, social investors, and other civic leaders who are leading social change in Greater Philadelphia. The SPARX name and logo highlight Philanthropy Network’s strategy to spark collective impact opportunities and align investments for greater impact. The “X” represents the cross-section of ideas and action.
Held each fall, the SPARX Conference provides an invaluable opportunity to connect, reflect, and learn alongside colleagues and partners, and be inspired to think broadly and boldly about our work and new ways we can act and invest in our region for greater equity and impact.
Workshop Track #1: Innovation (10:40-11:40am)
Dynamic Data: Using Data to Inform Funding & Program Decisions — Columbus Ballroom A
Funders and nonprofits are increasingly utilizing data to help inform their decision-making and develop solutions to pressing community needs. Workshop participants will learn from data-informed organizations about how they are using data to build in-depth community profiles to guide funding and program planning.
Samuel Fischer, Data and Evaluation Manager, Read by 4th
David Gould, Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Communications, Rebuild Philadelphia (Rebuilding Community Infrastructure)
Brendan Conlin, Chief Program Officer, Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Workshop Facilitator: Aminata Diallo, Manager of Learning and Community Impact, The Scattergood Foundation
Workshop Track #2: Equity (10:40-11:40am)
Advancing Organizational Equity with Philanthropy Network’s Equity Cohort — Columbus Ballroom B
This interactive workshop will be led by members of the Equity in Philanthropy Cohort, who will share their organizational equity journeys, including how they are integrating equity in practice and community. Their practical examples of creating equitable environments will fuel small group exercises where participants will identify challenges to the advancement of equity and brainstorm potential, viable solutions. Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Jason Alexander, Board Chair, Brandywine Health Foundation
Vanessa Briggs, President and CEO, Brandywine Health Foundation
Sarah Martinez-Helfman, President, Samuel S. Fels Fund
Joe Pyle, President, The Scattergood Foundation
Workshop Moderator: Daria Torres, Managing Partner, Walls Torres Group