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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
Community Impact & Evaluation Program Manager

Contact Ami about the RISE Partnership.

Alyson Ferguson, MPH
Director of Grantmaking

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Jada Gossett
Administrative & Communications Coordinator

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Samantha Matlin, PhD
Director of Evaluation & Community Impact

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Caitlin O'Brien, MPH
Special Projects Manager

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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Open Source Wellness

Innovation Award

Open Source Wellness is a Community and a "Behavioral Pharmacy" where four basic practices underlying physical and psychological health are facilitated: MOVE, NOURISH, BE, CONNECT.

2019 Innovation Award Winner

Open Source Wellness is a Community and a “Behavioral Pharmacy” where four basic practices underlying physical and psychological health are facilitated: MOVE, NOURISH, BE, CONNECT.

About

Open Source Wellness operates as a Behavioral Pharmacy, a democratized delivery system for the fundamental behavioral drivers of human health and wellbeing. They leverage the power of community in clinical, housing, community, and corporate contexts to animate a very simple platform: MOVE (physical activity), NOURISH (healthy meals), CONNECT (social support), and BE (stress reduction). Participants join 4-month cohorts, experientially practicing each of these interventions in weekly groups, guided by health coaches and their peers.

To “Food is Medicine,” Open Source Wellness adds “Community is Medicine,” and potentiates interpersonal connection, support, and accountability towards whole-person health and wellbeing. They train health coaches and peers to deliver a core model that is affordable, accessible, and flexible for cultural- and contextual-adaptation.

In the clinical setting, Group Medical Visits are utilized to make their trans-diagnostic, physical/psychological intervention billable, EMR-integrated, and workflow-integrated in both fee-for-service and value-based payment settings. Their community-based programs take “prescriptions” from multiple healthcare providers and insurers, and transition patients from medical settings to community health settings. Their housing-based and corporate programs engage participants in their natural community contexts.

Their goal is to refine, spread and radically open-source a fundamental human technology for animating clinic and community as a platform for health.