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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

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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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Color Me Back- Same Day Work & Pay Program

Logic Model/Theory of Change Consultation

Drawing on the successful experiences of other cities in offering same day work and pay, Mural Arts and Mental Health Partnerships proposed amural-making work opportunity for individuals experiencing economic instability.

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The Barra Foundation and The Sheller Family Foundation awarded Mural Arts Philadelphia and Mental Health Partnerships grants to initiate a program in Philadelphia. Mural Arts Philadelphia and Mental Health Partnerships proposed a mural-making work opportunity for individuals experiencing economic instability. The opportunity specifically targets participants experiencing economic instability in Center City, Philadelphia. The grant award included support for a set of discovery interviews and the development of a theory of change. This three-month discovery phase, led by The Scattergood Foundation, was used to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of a “same day work” program in Philadelphia and has resulted in a publicly available report.

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