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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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Tia Burroughs Clayton, MSS

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Aminata Diallo, MS, MSSP
Manager of Learning & Community Impact

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Alyson Ferguson, MPH
Chief Operating Officer

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Samantha Matlin, PhD
Vice President of Learning & Community Impact

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Caitlin O'Brien, MPH
Director of Learning & Community Impact

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

Joy Ogbonnaya, MA
Operations Coordinator

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Joe Pyle, MA

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Tyrone Quarterman, BA, MPH Candidate
Graduate Student

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Vivian Figueredo, MPA

History & Background of the RISE Partnership

Mar 3, 2019

The RISE Partnership builds on the Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative (BECI), which has been working with organizations in the region for the past eight years. The RISE Partnership is a three-year, $3 million program that combines resources, expertise and tools to strengthen the effectiveness of up to 100 nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region working to improve the lives of people in the area. The program builds off the assets of the community and will provide training and support to build:

Readiness for measuring and driving program outcomes

Implementation of an intensive program of internal evaluation capacity building; and

Sustainability supports for an alumni learning community to bolster and extend gains achieved.

The RISE Partnership is based on the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s PropelNext program and The Scattergood Foundation’s Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative, which was developed and implemented in partnership with The Consultation Center at Yale University. BECI was also supported by The Barra Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, and The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

The RISE Partnership is now supported by a collaborative of funders that includes the Edna McConnell Clark FoundationThe Scattergood Foundation, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New JerseyCampbell Soup FoundationThe Horner Foundation, the Barra FoundationThe Philadelphia Foundation, and The Grace S. and W. Linton Nelson Foundation. Training and consultation is provided through The Consultation Center at Yale and The Scattergood Foundation.

All organizations that have participated in BECI are invited to participate in the Sustainability component of RISE.

BECI Organizations from 2011-2018 include:

11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University
After School Activities Partnership
Art Sanctuary
Boys and Girls Club of Chester
Broad Street Ministry
Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
Center for Families and Relationships
Children’s Literacy Initiative
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Coatesville Youth Initiative
COMHAR Children’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
Diversified Community Services
Episcopal Community Services
Free Library of Philadelphia
Health Federation of Philadelphia
Hopeworks ‘N Camden
JEVS Human Services
La Comunidad Hispana
Lutheran Settlement House
MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance)
Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA
Mercer Street Friends – West Ward Alliance
Nationality Services Center
Need in Deed
Northeast Community Mental Health Center
Northern Children’s Services
Pathway to Housing PA
Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative
Philadelphia Horticulture Society
Project H.O.M.E.
Public Interest Law Center
Resources for Human Development
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Scribe Video Center
Smith Memorial Playground
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Starfinder Foundation
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania
Turning Points for Children
Vetri Community Partnership
Welcoming Center

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