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.
Mural Arts believe that art ignites change. Mural Arts creates art with others to transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. Through this work they establish new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art. Their process empowers artists to be change agents, stimulates dialogue about critical issues, and builds bridges of connection and understanding.
Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Scattergood Foundation have a long history of working together around the evaluation and impact of mural making. Currently, the two organizations are working in collaboration with Mental Health Partnerships in program planning and evaluation of a new Same Day Work program in Philadelphia.