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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.

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.

Policy Meets Practice

We support local small- and mid-size organizations that are working to advance recommendations outlined in the Think Bigger Do Good Policy Series.

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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.

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Olivia Bruyn, MPH(c)
Learning and Community Impact Intern

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Tia Burroughs Clayton, MSS
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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Alyson Ferguson, MPH
Chief Operating Officer

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Vivian Figueredo, MPA
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

Derrick M. Gordon, PhD
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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Georgia Kioukis, PhD
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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Nicholas Mathews, MSEd
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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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

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Nadia Ward, MEd, PhD
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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COVID-19 Now and Beyond: African and Caribbean Immigrants' Integrated Response to the Pandemic

Policy Meets Practice

The Coalition of African Communities (AFRICOM) advocates and organizes to promote immigrant and refugee empowerment, a sense of belonging, and self-sufficiency.

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The Coalition of African Communities (AFRICOM) advocates and organizes to promote immigrant and refugee empowerment, a sense of belonging, and self-sufficiency. AFRICOM hosts various programs that center on health, family emergency, leadership, culture, education, immigration, and civic engagement.

The Policy Meets Practice grant will support AFRICOM’s work to pair direct service programming with advocacy work. AFRICOM works to build a culture of health among African and Caribbean immigrants by addressing concomitantly several poverty indicators: education, English literacy, digital literacy, employment, healthy housing, food and utility assistance, and insurance. Since the start of the pandemic, they have implemented an integrated strategy that included disseminating information, providing cash, food and rental assistance, distributing masks and sanitation products, helping small businesses apply for economic recovery benefits, and engaging lawmakers.

Through their advocacy work, AFRICOM has built partnerships with other immigrant-serving organizations to engage local civic leaders to improve outreach and investment in their communities. AFRICOM works to elevate Black immigrants’ leadership and diversity through a primary investment in community organizing, advocacy, and systemic change.