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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.

Policy Meets Practice

We support local grassroots organizations that are working to advance recommendations outlined in the Think Bigger Do Good Policy Series.

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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Tia Burroughs Clayton, MSS

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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.

Joy Ogbonnaya, MA
Operations Coordinator

Contact Joy with any questions about the Scattergood Foundation.

Joe Pyle, MA

Contact Joe about partnership opportunities, thought leadership, and the Foundation’s property.

Tyrone Quarterman, BA, MPH Candidate
Graduate Student

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Vivian Figueredo, MPA

The Mind, Body, Spirit, and Space Initiative

Community Fund for Wellness

Applying a wellness lens across all their programming, the Aquinas Center aims to better serve their community by attending to the mind, body, and spirit.


Combatting exclusionary rhetoric that “others” – immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers – face, and changing national policies that exacerbate fear, which leads to increased rates of anxiety, depression, ulcers, migraines, and more is a key component of Aquinas Center’s work. The Mind, Body, Spirit, and Space Initiative will deepen and expand wellness components across Aquinas Center programs and enhance how their physical space expresses compassion. The initiative will engage the approximately 550 adult language learners, senior citizens, children and youth, and program staff who come through the Center’s doors each week. The Mind, Body, Spirit, and Space Initiative will touch their lives in real and meaningful ways.

  • Adult Programs: Funds will be used to develop and teach mental health literacy units comparable to existing English class lessons that cover medical literacy, translate nutrition sheets, and to purchase totes/carts for seniors to carry produce home from our weekly harvest distribution.
  • Children and Youth: A yoga/mindfulness curriculum will be developed and implemented for summer camps by an instructor who is culturally competent and understands migration trauma. The Center will also expand a successful pilot after school program to three days a week by hiring a lead program coordinator who is bi-lingual and can deliver an integrated culture/wellness/literacy curriculum.
  • Organizational Capacity: While some team members have had mental health training, Aquinas Center has not had the capacity to build this into our ongoing staff development. Receiving necessary training and developing protocols and policies for responding to critical situations. In the fall, they piloted “sustain the resistance” activities like group salsa dancing and hot meals to create therapeutic staff support. Continuing to nurture team members is key. Additionally, they will hire an MSW site supervisor who oversees field placements that bring social work interns to their programs.
  • Physical space: In January 2017, executive orders proposing a ban on Muslims and refugees, increased deportations, and a border wall amplified fear. Aquinas Center asked allies to send messages of support and over 450 notes became our Hallway of Hope. Recognizing the power of creative action to build solidarity, this year they launched the Monarcas Project and invited people to fold an origami butterfly, share it on social media, mail it in, and see it become an art installation. Funding will support a third iteration of creative action in 2019.