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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.

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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Alyson Ferguson, MPH
Chief Operating Officer

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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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Tyrone Quarterman, BA, MPH Candidate
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Vivian Figueredo, MPA
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Georgia Kioukis, PhD
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Community Fund for Wellness

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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.

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Overviewssss

The Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness alters the traditional process of philanthropic giving. In this innovative approach, community-based, immigrant-serving organizations define the grantmaking strategy and disseminate grant dollars from a pooled fund. Ultimately, this process shifts the power dynamic in the funder-grantee relationship by asking service providers to not only inform a funding process but to drive it.

The Community Fund serves diverse immigrant communities throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania by providing financial support and capacity building to organizations that aim to remove barriers and provide opportunities for individuals, to live with dignity and joy. The Community Fund is stewarded by a granting group of community-based, immigrant-serving organizations and local philanthropic organizations who are deeply committed to shifting power dynamics between philanthropy and service organizations by utilizing a transparent shared decision making process. Listening, learning, and humility are central to this approach. At its core, the Community Fund’s approach is asset driven, drawing on the tremendous expertise, commitment, and resilience of the immigrant and refugee communities in Southeastern PA.

Defining Behavioral Health

The Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness defines behavioral health as a dynamic state of well-being which enables individuals to use their abilities in harmony with societal values. Important components of mental health include an individual’s ability to:

    • recognize, express, and manage emotions;
    • cope with normal stresses of life;
    • relate to others and function in social roles;
    • maintain a healthy relationship to addictive substances;
    • make a contribution to the community; and
    • realize their own potential.
*Adapted from the World Health Organization; Galderisi, S., Heinz, A., Kastrup, M., Beezhold, J., & Sartorius, N. (2015). Toward a new definition of mental health. World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), 14(2), 231-3.; and MentalHealth.gov (HHS).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nonprofit Status

    Is the organization is recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor?

  • Geographic Location

    Is the organization located in the Greater Philadelphia region, including the following counties: Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County?

  • Organization Budget Size

    Does the organization have an annual budget of $10 million or less?

  • Organization Mission

    Does the organization’s mission state that they work with immigrant and/or refugee communities?

  • Representation

    The Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness is dedicated to advancing leadership of immigrants and refugees. In the evaluation process, consideration will be given to how the organization has worked to build a leadership team and board that reflects the community they serve.

Grant Process

    • 01

      Community Advisory Board develops grant strategy and Requests for Proposals and nominates members of a Decision Making Group

    • 02

      Organizations submit applications

    • 03

      Scattergood Foundation staff review applications to ensure all applications meet eligibility criteria

    • 04

      Decision Making Group members review applications and make selections for grant awards

    • 05

      Applicants notified of application status and grant awards are publicly announced

    • 06

      Grantees implement programs and participate in Community of Practice

Timeline

Application coming soon.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness. Check back for details about an upcoming set of applications.

Community Advisory Board

  • African Cultural Alliance of North America
  • African Family Health Organization
  • HIAS Pennsylvania
  • La Puerta Abierta
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • SEAMAAC
  • Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Decision Making Group

  • Erika Guadalupe Núñez, Fleisher Art Memorial
  • Ujjwala Maharjan, UNESCO Scholar
  • Selina Morales, Philadelphia Folklore Project (former)
  • Peter Pedemonti, New Sanctuary Movement
  • Ludy Soderman, School District of Philadelphia
  • Cathi Tillman, La Puerta Abierta
  • Koutou Toh, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
  • Layla Ware de Luria, La Puerta Abierta

Funding Partners

  • City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
  • Douty Foundation
  • Patricia Kind Family Foundation
  • Paul D. Schurgot Foundation
  • Scattergood Foundation

If you are interested in donating to the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, please contact Joe Pyle at jpyle@scattergoodfoundation.org.

  • Nonprofit Status

    Is the organization is recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor?

  • Geographic Location

    Is the organization located in the Greater Philadelphia region, including the following counties: Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County?

  • Organization Budget Size

    Does the organization have an annual budget of $10 million or less?

  • Organization Mission

    Does the organization’s mission state that they work with immigrant and/or refugee communities?

  • Representation

    The Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness is dedicated to advancing leadership of immigrants and refugees. In the evaluation process, consideration will be given to how the organization has worked to build a leadership team and board that reflects the community they serve.

    • 01

      Community Advisory Board develops grant strategy and Requests for Proposals and nominates members of a Decision Making Group

    • 02

      Organizations submit applications

    • 03

      Scattergood Foundation staff review applications to ensure all applications meet eligibility criteria

    • 04

      Decision Making Group members review applications and make selections for grant awards

    • 05

      Applicants notified of application status and grant awards are publicly announced

    • 06

      Grantees implement programs and participate in Community of Practice

Application coming soon.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness. Check back for details about an upcoming set of applications.

  • African Cultural Alliance of North America
  • African Family Health Organization
  • HIAS Pennsylvania
  • La Puerta Abierta
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • SEAMAAC
  • Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

  • Erika Guadalupe Núñez, Fleisher Art Memorial
  • Ujjwala Maharjan, UNESCO Scholar
  • Selina Morales, Philadelphia Folklore Project (former)
  • Peter Pedemonti, New Sanctuary Movement
  • Ludy Soderman, School District of Philadelphia
  • Cathi Tillman, La Puerta Abierta
  • Koutou Toh, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
  • Layla Ware de Luria, La Puerta Abierta

  • City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
  • Douty Foundation
  • Patricia Kind Family Foundation
  • Paul D. Schurgot Foundation
  • Scattergood Foundation

If you are interested in donating to the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, please contact Joe Pyle at jpyle@scattergoodfoundation.org.

Chinese Immigrant Family Wellness Initiative

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Innovation

By introducing mental and emotional wellness as a key “pillar of health”, the Chinese Immigrant Family Wellness Program will reduce stigmas and support connection and community in Philadelphia’s Chinatown.

Intercultural Wellness Program

Complete
Innovation

Developing community leadership to support mental health and wellbeing, the Intercultural Wellness Program trains immigrant leaders to center existing cultural practices and work with fellow participants to bring their learnings back to their communities.

Grantee

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Additional Grantees
African Family Health Organization

Tabadul: Reflecting on our Experiences through the Arts

Complete
Innovation

Through a process of art-making, Tabadul engages students and families at Northeast High School to process trauma, build community, and improving overall well-being.

Safe Families Collaborative

Complete
Innovation

In order to maximize capacity and have broader impact, SEAMAAC, Nationalities Service Center, and AFAHO are coming together to address intimate partner violence in immigrant and refugee communities throughout Philadelphia.

Grantee

SEAMAAC

Medical-Legal Partnership

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Innovation

This partnership between Justice at Work and Puentes de Salud co-locates health and legal services for immigrant communities in a trusted setting.

Accompaniment

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Innovation

By connecting families with trustworthy legal counsel, a public witness, and help navigating the detention system and visitation, the Accompaniment program provides deep emotional support and forges strong relationships with faith networks in immigrant communities.

The Mind, Body, Spirit, and Space Initiative

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Innovation

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.

Korean American Senior Citizen School

Complete
Innovation

By providing healthy activities with a strong grounding in Korean culture, the Korean American Senior Citizen School has been engaging and supporting seniors to be healthy, connected, and well.

Bilingual Domestic Violence Program

Complete
Innovation

This Lutheran Settlement House program provides free, quality counseling services for victims and survivors of domestic and dating abuse regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

FANZINE: Stories of Families at Berks

Complete
Innovation

Storytelling is a powerful tool for healing and empowerment. The Familias Separadas Project will be documenting the struggles and triumphs of children and families detained at Berks County Family Detention Center in a Fanzine.

ACLAMO Family Centers

Complete
Innovation

The Community Health Connections program delivers community-based support groups, exercise sessions, and nutrition services.

Grantee

ACLAMO

Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania

Complete
Innovation

The Leadership and Wellness Program supports community leaders to attend to their own wellbeing are critical to building strong communities.

Moder Patshala

Complete
Innovation

Education is key component of wellness – Moder Patshala’s programs provide necessary support for primarily Bangladeshi immigrants to adjust to a new academic environment in the US.

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