We fund organizations and projects which disrupt our current behavioral health space and create impact at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.
Our annual $25,000 prize is awarded to a cutting-edge idea that holds the potential to catalyze progress in behavioral health.
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.
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.
Contact Ami about the RISE Partnership.
Contact Alyson about grantmaking, program related investments, and the paper series.
Contact Samantha about program planning and evaluation consulting services.
Contact Caitlin about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, the Annual Innovation Award, and trauma-informed programming.
Contact Joe about partnership opportunities, thought leadership, and the Foundation’s property.
Youth Mental Health First Aid training uses information and knowledge to remove the stigma that so often surrounds mental health issues, by teaching individuals how to properly assess mental health concerns and how to help our youth take the necessary steps to seek treatment when they need it.
According to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey Coatesville-area youth suffer from much higher rates of depression compared with youth in the remainder of Chester County and the state as a whole. In addition, children in the Coatesville Area School District (CASD) were disproportionately affected by neglect, abuse, delinquency issues, and low graduation rates.These statistics demonstrated not only the need for a strong behavioral health system of care, but also the critical importance of prevention and early intervention for the ongoing success of Coatesville youth.
Already the funder of two key behavioral health agencies, in 2013 the Brandywine Health Foundation decided to further prioritize behavioral health issues in Coatesville and decided to move forward with a plan to bring the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) curriculum to Coatesville.
YMHFA Training is a FREE 8 Hour training open to any adult living or working in the greater Coatesville area. YMHFA teaches the knowledge and skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of behavioral health challenges or crises. The curriculum provides an overview of the signs and symptoms of various behavioral health challenges such as depression, anxiety, suicide, and substance-use disorders.