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Need help building capacity within your organization to drive transformational change in behavioral health? Contact us to learn more about our services available on a sliding fee scale.

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Grantmaking

We fund organizations and projects which disrupt our current behavioral health space and create impact at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.

Innovation Award

Our annual $25,000 prize is awarded to a cutting-edge idea that holds the potential to catalyze progress in behavioral health.

Community Fund for Wellness

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.

Program Related Investments

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.

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Aminata Diallo
Community Impact & Evaluation Program Manager

Contact Ami about the RISE Partnership.

Alyson Ferguson, MPH
Director of Grantmaking

Contact Alyson about grantmaking, program related investments, and the paper series.

Jada Gossett
Administrative & Communications Coordinator

Contact Jada about administrative and communication needs.

Samantha Matlin, PhD
Director of Evaluation & Community Impact

Contact Samantha about program planning and evaluation consulting services.

Caitlin O'Brien, MPH
Special Projects Manager

Contact Caitlin about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, the Annual Innovation Award, and trauma-informed programming.

Joe Pyle, MA
President

Contact Joe about partnership opportunities, thought leadership, and the Foundation’s property.

Kristen E.M. Gay, Ph.D.

Executive Director at Silver Springs-Martin Luther School

About

Kristen Gay has devoted most of her professional life to the children and mission of Silver Springs – Martin Luther School. After receiving a B.A. in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College, and an M. Ed. in Psychological Services and a Ph.D. in School, Community and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, Kristen joined the Silver Springs staff in 1999. Kristen has worked in various roles throughout the organization, including: Clinical Intern, Foster Family Care Caseworker, Independent Consultant, Performance Improvement/Family Resource Services Director, Development Director, and Vice President. In addition, Kristen has clinical experience in Counseling and School Psychology and has served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. Kristen’s diverse experience working within the programs and administration at Silver Springs informs her strong and passionate vision for the future of the organization, and the myriad ways through which Silver Springs brings hope and healing to children and families. A proven collaborator and decisive leader, Kristen is committed to honoring Silver Springs – Martin Luther School’s history, as well as welcoming the challenges and opportunities of leading this ministry into the future.