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.
The Scattergood Foundation is committed to recognizing leadership in behavioral health. Each month, we will be highlighting a behavioral health champion. This October, we have chosen Jose Benitez and Ronda Goldfein, the powerhouse duo behind Safehouse.
Safehouse is a privately funded, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation with the mission of saving lives by providing a range of overdose prevention services. Jose A. Benitez, Executive Director for Prevention Point, has led crucial efforts in Philadelphia’s response to the HIV epidemic and, in recent years, the opioid crisis. Ronda B. Goldfein, Executive Director at Aids Law Project of PA, is listed among the top 100 HIV/AIDS activists in the United States by POZ magazine and voted a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine.Benitez and Goldfein have led efforts to bring community together with health and legal experts to organize around Safehouse and a larger harm reduction strategy in Philadelphia and beyond.
On October 2, 2019, U.S. District Judge Gerald A. McHugh ruled that a supervised injection site, designed to combat the staggering death toll of overdoses by allowing people to inject drugs under medical supervision, does not violate the “crack-house” section of the Controlled Substances Act because the site would be operated not “‘for the purpose of’ unlawful drug use” but to “save lives.”
The Scattergood Foundation has been an early funder and supporter of Safehouse. We cannot thank Jose and Ronda enough for leading the charge to the nation’s first safe-injection site. Their bravery, courage, intelligence and empathy are unmatched.
Learn more about Safehouse and show your support.