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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

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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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Mindfulness Director for Mighty Mindfulness and the Power of the Pen

Policy Meets Practice

By integrating mindfulness and social emotional learning into Mighty Writers' programming, they are equipping staff with new tools to address mental health needs.

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Mighty Writers teaches kids ages 3-17 to think clearly and write with clarity so they can achieve success in school, in work and in life.  All of our programs are designed to confront educational inequity in the marginalized communities we serve. We firmly focus on amplifying and empowering our students’ voices while providing high-quality, culturally relevant writing programs.

In 2019, our mindfulness program grew out of a realization that if our mission was to teach kids to think clearly and write with clarity, we needed to focus on our student’s social, emotional, and mental health. We implemented a trauma-focused, mindfulness curriculum by incorporating engaging activities like yoga-based movement and relaxation such as storytelling, art, journaling, and meditation. We utilize mindfulness to teach kids to be emotionally resilient, cultivate their inner strength, and foster their overall sense of well-being.  Our curriculum represents the power of the pen and its kaleidoscopic ways to help children achieve their innate abilities: imagination, creativity, self-confidence, cultural awareness, and self-interpretation.

We have a vision for our youth: by developing objectives that teach kids how to reduce stress,cope with stressors, gain personal control, and develop strong relationships, we can ultimately improve social, emotional, and mental health outcomes and academic performance in the short term and alleviate poverty in the long term.