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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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Joe Pyle, MA President

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Alyson Ferguson, MPH Director of Grantmaking

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Samantha Matlin, PhD Director of Evaluation and Community Impact

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Caitlin O'Brien, MPH Special Projects Manager

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Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania

Community Fund for Wellness

The Leadership and Wellness Program supports community leaders to attend to their own wellbeing are critical to building strong communities.

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The Leadership and Wellness Program at Movement for Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania (MILPA) will center around staff wellness by integrating theories and practices of Restorative Justice. This framework and practice is used as an alternative to the punitive system that is currently the dominant approach in homes, communities, and society. Designed as an integrated component of MILPA’s ongoing leadership training, wellness education will help leaders learn about and practice Restorative Justice. Additionally, it will help leaders learn basic concepts and simple practices to understand trauma, healing from trauma, oppression and its affect on health, and dealing with everyday stress. Staff will create personalized plans to maintain wellbeing in the midst of waging the critical battles for human rights (or deciding to step out of battles when necessary).  

As a part of this program, MILPA leaders will receive two day-long community wellness and restorative trainings led by Peace Inside Out. They will hold brainstorming meetings to develop a wellness curriculum to create three training sessions on a variety of wellness themes. Trainings will be used in community settings and in membership meetings and will be recorded to use in the MILPA Human Rights Promoters Manual for training leaders of MILPA committees. Additionally, they plan to create a wellness resource booklet with local resources both for mental and emotional wellness services in their community – as well as services for access to health care, housing, food security, education services, job trainings, criminal record expungement, and immigration legal services.