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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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Tia Burroughs Clayton, MSS
Consultant

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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
President

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
Consultant

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Grantmaking & Grant Programs

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Overview

We support organizations and programs that incorporate principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and trauma-informed practice. We believe it is critical for organizations and programs to make decisions using both community voice and data. It is our hope that grants we make bring about authentic partnership, collaboration, and systems change to improve emotional health and wellbeing for all. The Foundation prioritizes supporting organizations that serve and are led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color. 

Now accepting Letters of Inquiry for FYE21 Grants.

We accept both letters of inquiry and grant applications on a rolling basis. They are reviewed quarterly by the Program Committee. The Foundation uses Foundant as our grant portal.

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Steps to Receiving a Grant

  • Step 1

    Review the eligibility requirements.

  • Step 2

    Create an account on our Foundant Grant Portal.

  • Step 3

    Submit a Letter of Inquiry in the Foundant Grant Portal.

  • Step 4

    Staff reviews LOI, completes initial round of due diligence, and makes recommendations to the Program Committee. Program Committee reviews LOI.

  • Step 5

    If the LOI is accepted by the Program Committee, staff will schedule a meeting to invite you to submit a full application.

  • Step 6

    Submit a full application.

  • Step 7

    Staff does the final round of due diligence and makes recommendations to the Program Committee and/or full board.

  • Step 8

    Approval or denial sent via Foundant and phone call.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 501(c)(3) Organization

    Is your organization recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or does your organization have a Fiscal Sponsor? 

  • Behavioral Health Focused

    Does your program address mental health and/or substance use issues?

  • Program Support

    Is your program a pilot project, the early adoption of a program, or a novel policy and/or advocacy effort? The Scattergood Foundation has made a conscious decision to prioritize innovative strategies.

  • Geographic Location

    Does your program serve Greater Philadelphia or have national impact? We prioritize funding in the Greater Philadelphia area but have the flexibility to fund organizations outside of the area, if the program has national implications. 

  • Meet our Funding Priorities

    Does your program meet our funding priorities?

Funding Priorities

  • Build

    a stronger, more effective, compassionate, and inclusive society where behavioral health is central

  • Recognize and Challenge

    the historic and systemic inequalities that disadvantage and marginalize individuals, organizations, and communities

  • Share

    power responsibly

  • Listen to and Elevate

    the voice of those who are often unheard

  • Bring

    together diverse agents of change

  • Accelerate

    improvement in programs, organizations, and systems by building skills in community

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  • Step 1

    Review the eligibility requirements.

  • Step 2

    Create an account on our Foundant Grant Portal.

  • Step 3

    Submit a Letter of Inquiry in the Foundant Grant Portal.

  • Step 4

    Staff reviews LOI, completes initial round of due diligence, and makes recommendations to the Program Committee. Program Committee reviews LOI.

  • Step 5

    If the LOI is accepted by the Program Committee, staff will schedule a meeting to invite you to submit a full application.

  • Step 6

    Submit a full application.

  • Step 7

    Staff does the final round of due diligence and makes recommendations to the Program Committee and/or full board.

  • Step 8

    Approval or denial sent via Foundant and phone call.

  • 501(c)(3) Organization

    Is your organization recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or does your organization have a Fiscal Sponsor? 

  • Behavioral Health Focused

    Does your program address mental health and/or substance use issues?

  • Program Support

    Is your program a pilot project, the early adoption of a program, or a novel policy and/or advocacy effort? The Scattergood Foundation has made a conscious decision to prioritize innovative strategies.

  • Geographic Location

    Does your program serve Greater Philadelphia or have national impact? We prioritize funding in the Greater Philadelphia area but have the flexibility to fund organizations outside of the area, if the program has national implications. 

  • Meet our Funding Priorities

    Does your program meet our funding priorities?

  • Build

    a stronger, more effective, compassionate, and inclusive society where behavioral health is central

  • Recognize and Challenge

    the historic and systemic inequalities that disadvantage and marginalize individuals, organizations, and communities

  • Share

    power responsibly

  • Listen to and Elevate

    the voice of those who are often unheard

  • Bring

    together diverse agents of change

  • Accelerate

    improvement in programs, organizations, and systems by building skills in community

Framework for High Impact Philanthropy in Behavioral Health

Active
Innovation

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy is developing a donor toolkit focused on behavioral health.

CCTC Advocacy Event

Complete
Innovation

Through the advocacy event, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center works to cultivate a regional public health response to child and family mental health through education, collaboration, innovation, and integration.

Emerging Scholars Program

Active
Innovation

Active Minds aims to expand the body of literature, creative expression, and discourse devoted to mental health and substance use with a particular emphasis on issues relevant to college students.

Grantee

Active Minds

Evaluation of a Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Assessment to Intervention Model

Active
Innovation

Training school personnel to identify and support children at risk for serious emotional and behavioral disturbances while recognizing the influence of a trauma is a promising solution for efficient and accurate identification of mental health risk in schools.

Like Minded Rally

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Innovation

Like-Minded Leaders united at the Democratic National Convention for a rally to transform America’s approach to mental health and substance use disorders.

Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative

Active
Innovation

The Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative (BECI) is a tailored program of consultation and training across two years to build program evaluation capacity in Greater Philadelphia organizations.

Leveraging the Opportunity to Transform the Environment to Foster Better Reentry

Active
Innovation

The Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services (RISE) underwent a re-branding and program model shift from a unilateral service delivery model to a hybrid model. 

What’s at Stake as Washington Tackles Mental Health?

Complete
Innovation

The National Press Foundation produced a one-day workshop for journalist focused on behavioral health issues.

Precision Care for Better Outcomes in Psychiatric Residential Treatment for Children

Active
Innovation

Silver Springs launched a predictive and prescriptive modeling project with the goal of being able to predict with precision the best pathway to success for children served by in their Residential Treatment program.

Trauma Informed Community Development

Active
Innovation

Impact Services Corporation and New Kensington CDC (NKCDC) propose to launch a model for community development that addresses the over- arching issue of community-based trauma in the neighborhood of Kensington, its effects on individual residents, and the community as a whole.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Implementation in Coatesville

Complete
Innovation

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. 

Scattergood Program for Applied Behavioral Health Ethics

Active
Innovation

The ScattergoodEthics Program aims to elevate the national conversation about the ethics of research, treatment, and delivery of behavioral health care.

Designing for Dignity

Active
Innovation

A Master of Science Design Research course with a concentration on health in the designed environment, available to students of the Westphal and the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.

Quakers and Mental Health

Active
Innovation

Lutnick Library’s Quaker & Special Collections contains Friends Hospital daybooks, manuscripts, and archives.

Jefferson Trauma Education Network

Active
Innovation

The Jefferson Trauma Education Network serves as a trauma training hub and resource repository, drawing on the expertise of Jefferson’s Community and Trauma Counseling program, along with regional and national partners.

Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative

Active
Innovation

The Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC) strives to improve the effectiveness of health funders’ initiatives by collaborating, networking, sharing best practices, and creating a unified voice among funders working in communities across Pennsylvania.

WHYY Behavioral Health Reporting and Training

Active
Innovation

WHYY has built one of the only behavioral health reporting desks in the country, providing award-winning, multimedia coverage of behavioral health issues across the Delaware Valley.

Grantee

WHYY

Bedlam

Active
Innovation

A psychiatrist makes rounds in ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind a national crisis: mental illness.

Grantee

International Documentary Association

Bedlam Documentary

Overdose Prevention Site

Active
Innovation

Safehouse is an evidence-based public health approach to addressing overdose prevention and saving lives in Philadelphia.

Grantee

Safehouse

Safehouse seeks to be first safe injection site in the U.S.

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