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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

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First Step Staffing Philadelphia

Program Related Investments

First Step a non-profit staffing company is focused on employing individuals that are homeless and/or formerly incarcerated in Philadelphia at area companies in the light industrial sector.

About

First Step Philadelphia (“First Step”) is a newly formed non-profit corporation created and wholly owned by First Step Staffing, Inc. – an Atlanta-based non-profit staffing agency that finds employment for men and women with significant barriers to workforce entry and re-entry. First Step focuses on matching its associates with temporary and permanent employment in the light industrial and, in certain cases, commercial sectors. First Step aims to deliver the highest levels of customer service to employers by offering a comprehensive array of supportive services that equip its associates with a realistic chance at permanent employment. The organization provides its associates with transportation to and from work, skill and job readiness assessment and assistance, and access to an extensive social service network providing additional support and housing placement.