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.
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By introducing mental and emotional wellness as a key “pillar of health”, the Chinese Immigrant Family Wellness Program will reduce stigmas and support connection and community in Philadelphia’s Chinatown.
Chinese culture places importance on three “pillars of health” – excellent morality, wealth of knowledge, and good physical health, leaving mental and emotional health largely neglected. Thus, many Chinese immigrant youth and adults in Philadelphia face a myriad of behavioral health risk factors and barriers to care. Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and addiction often go undiagnosed.
The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) and Hall-Mercer have partnered to develop The Chinese Immigrant Family Wellness Program, which aims to introduce mental and emotional health as a key component of health for the Chinese immigrant community. The program is structured around three goals:
While PCDC provides deep connections to the Chinese immigrant community, Hall Mercer provides strong knowledge of behavioral health issues. The two are partnering to bring Mental Health First Aid, mental and emotional health messaging, and Family Wellness Workshops to the community in order to meet their shared goals.