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 believe that giving programs the opportunity to take risks, learn from their failures, and iterating their programs, leads them to experience tremendous growth and an overall greater impact on those served.”
Alyson oversees the operations, grant and project portfolios at the Foundation, including having advisory roles to several organizations implementing Mental Health First Aid initiatives and providing technical assistance to the Foundation’s many partners. Alyson also contracts with the Brandywine Health Foundation to manage their youth philanthropy program. She completed the Lebow Leading for Change Fellowship in 2016, which recognized Philadelphia’s emerging public sector leaders. She has also been a Grantmakers In Health Terrance Keenan Institute Fellow and was named one of Main Line Today’s 2017 Women on the Move.
Alyson holds a Master of Public Health from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Health Behavior Sciences and Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware.