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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, MS, MSSP
Manager of Learning & Community Impact

Contact Ami about the RISE Partnership.

Alyson Ferguson, MPH
Chief Operating Officer

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

Samantha Matlin, PhD
Vice President of Learning & Community Impact

Contact Samantha about program planning and evaluation consulting services.

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.

Joe Pyle, MA
President

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

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation champions economically disadvantaged children and youth. For more than four decades, the foundation has sought to uphold the values that inspired the Clark family to create it. EMCF makes large, long-term investments that help high-performing nonprofits lift the life prospects of more children and youth living in poverty.

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Our Partnership

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) is one of the seven funders supporting the Readiness, Implementation, and Sustainability for  Effectiveness (RISE) Partnership in Philadelphia.  

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and Scattergood  Foundation co-funded the creation of  new evaluation learning modules and the development of the RISE Partnership combining best practices from EMCF’s  PropelNext and Scattergood’s Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative (BECI).