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.
The Philadelphia Foundation has been committed to improving the quality of life in Greater Philadelphia since 1918. They make Greater Philadelphia better by building philanthropic resource, managing those resources well and distributing those resources effectively. The Philadelphia Foundation’s grants and scholarships improve the quality of life for all.
The Philadelphia Foundation is a co-funder of the Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative and the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund.
The Philadelphia Foundation also provides specialized administrative services to the Foundation. The services include:
Investment of Scattergood’s more than $20 million in assets
Budgeting and accounting including an independent audit
Benefit management and human resources
General back office services.
The partnership streamlines Scattergood’s day-to-day administrative and investment management responsibilities, while allowing the board to retain control over distribution of its own targeted grants and the programming that addresses pressing behavioral health needs in innovative ways.