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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.

Policy Meets Practice

We support local grassroots organizations that are working to advance recommendations outlined in the Think Bigger Do Good Policy Series.

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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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

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Joe Pyle, MA

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Tyrone Quarterman, BA, MPH Candidate
Graduate Student

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Georgia Kioukis, PhD

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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 Foundation, The Scattergood Foundation, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Campbell Soup Foundation, The Horner Foundation, the Barra Foundation, The 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
  • ACHIEVEability
  • After School Activities Partnership
  • Art Sanctuary
  • Bancroft
  • 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
  • WHYY

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