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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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Aminata Diallo
Manager of Learning & Community Impact

Contact Ami about the RISE Partnership.

Alyson Ferguson, MPH
Chief Operating Officer

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Jada Gossett
Administrative & Communications Coordinator

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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.

Joe Pyle, MA
President

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Innovation Award

Community Fund for Wellness

Program Related Investments

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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Overview

Two years ago, the Scattergood Foundation initiated the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness by gathering a group of community-based, immigrant-serving organizations to identify strategies for improving behavioral health outcomes for immigrants and refugees in Greater Philadelphia. It is well known that immigrants and refugees who are served by the non-profit community experience barriers to optimal mental health and wellness. Many have experienced trauma and toxic stress – both in their countries of origin and sometimes in the US; some become socially isolated in their new communities and many struggle to find care that meet their needs.

Immigrants and refugees, of course, come from all over the world and speak many different languages. It is clear that the traditional western model for behavioral health care is not sufficient. Effective care must be centered within a culturally and linguistically and appropriate context which means that there may be differences in how care is provided to different ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, etc.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Serves Immigrants and Refugees

    Does the program serve immigrants and/or refugees in a community setting?

  • Addresses Behavioral Health

    Does the program address the behavioral health needs of program participants?

  • Geographic Location

    Is the program in the City of Philadelphia?

  • Partnership

    Is the program being planned and implemented by a partnership of two or more organizations?

  • Nonprofit Status

    Does the lead organization have 501(c)(3) status and do all partnering organizations have either 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal agent?

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).

Grantmaking Approach

    • 01

      Partnerships of two or more organizations apply for $5,000 grants to develop a program idea (for either a new program or for an expansion of an existing program) into a full proposal.

    • 02

      Selected partnerships will participate in a 12-week planning process. During this process, they will participate in two program planning and evaluation trainings that will enable them to hone their idea and develop a full proposal. In addition, the partnerships will be eligible for up to two hours of consultation by phone or video-chat with a program planning and evaluation consultant.

    • 03

      Partnerships that went through the planning process will submit a planning report to the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness. They will be eligible to apply for funding to support the implementation of their program. They may also use their planning report to seek funding elsewhere.

    • 04

      The Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness Decision Making Group will identify partnerships to receive financial support for implementation.

    • 05

      Key stakeholders involved in the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness (including funders, grantees, Community Advisory Board members, Granting Group members, and others) will participate in a Community of Practice. The role of the Community of Practice will be to: build a space for stakeholders to share best practices and innovative strategies; unite stakeholders around pressing behavioral health issues for immigrant and refugees; and advocate for necessary systems change.

      This group will meet between two and four times per year. The direction of the Community of Practice will be determined by the Community Fund Community Advisory Board and supported by the Scattergood Foundation.

Timeline

  • Wednesday, April 10th

    Planning Grant Application Period Opens

  • Tuesday, April 16th at 3pm EST

    Informational Webinar

  • Friday, May 24th at 5pm EST

    Planning Grant Application Period Closes

  • Monday, July 22nd

    Planning Grantees Announced

  • Tuesday, July 23rd

    Planning Period Begins

  • Friday, October 4th

    Planning Period Ends

  • Monday, October 7th at 5pm EST

    Implementation Grant Applications Due

  • Wednesday, October 30th

    Implementation Grantees Announced

Questions & Contact Info

Have questions about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness?

Check out our FAQs here.

 


Watch the recording from our informational webinar:


 

If you’re having trouble finding the answer to your question, please contact Caitlin O’Brien, Special Projects Manager, at cobrien@scattergoodfoundation.org.

Community Advisory Board

  • African Cultural Alliance of North America
  • African Family Health Organization
  • HIAS Pennsylvania
  • La Puerta Abierta
  • Mural Arts Philadelphia
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • Puentes de Salud
  • 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
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • Patricia Kind Family Foundation

  • Serves Immigrants and Refugees

    Does the program serve immigrants and/or refugees in a community setting?

  • Addresses Behavioral Health

    Does the program address the behavioral health needs of program participants?

  • Geographic Location

    Is the program in the City of Philadelphia?

  • Partnership

    Is the program being planned and implemented by a partnership of two or more organizations?

  • Nonprofit Status

    Does the lead organization have 501(c)(3) status and do all partnering organizations have either 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal agent?

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).

    • 01

      Partnerships of two or more organizations apply for $5,000 grants to develop a program idea (for either a new program or for an expansion of an existing program) into a full proposal.

    • 02

      Selected partnerships will participate in a 12-week planning process. During this process, they will participate in two program planning and evaluation trainings that will enable them to hone their idea and develop a full proposal. In addition, the partnerships will be eligible for up to two hours of consultation by phone or video-chat with a program planning and evaluation consultant.

    • 03

      Partnerships that went through the planning process will submit a planning report to the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness. They will be eligible to apply for funding to support the implementation of their program. They may also use their planning report to seek funding elsewhere.

    • 04

      The Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness Decision Making Group will identify partnerships to receive financial support for implementation.

    • 05

      Key stakeholders involved in the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness (including funders, grantees, Community Advisory Board members, Granting Group members, and others) will participate in a Community of Practice. The role of the Community of Practice will be to: build a space for stakeholders to share best practices and innovative strategies; unite stakeholders around pressing behavioral health issues for immigrant and refugees; and advocate for necessary systems change.

      This group will meet between two and four times per year. The direction of the Community of Practice will be determined by the Community Fund Community Advisory Board and supported by the Scattergood Foundation.

  • Wednesday, April 10th

    Planning Grant Application Period Opens

  • Tuesday, April 16th at 3pm EST

    Informational Webinar

  • Friday, May 24th at 5pm EST

    Planning Grant Application Period Closes

  • Monday, July 22nd

    Planning Grantees Announced

  • Tuesday, July 23rd

    Planning Period Begins

  • Friday, October 4th

    Planning Period Ends

  • Monday, October 7th at 5pm EST

    Implementation Grant Applications Due

  • Wednesday, October 30th

    Implementation Grantees Announced

Have questions about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness?

Check out our FAQs here.

 


Watch the recording from our informational webinar:


 

If you’re having trouble finding the answer to your question, please contact Caitlin O’Brien, Special Projects Manager, at cobrien@scattergoodfoundation.org.

  • African Cultural Alliance of North America
  • African Family Health Organization
  • HIAS Pennsylvania
  • La Puerta Abierta
  • Mural Arts Philadelphia
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • Puentes de Salud
  • 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
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • Patricia Kind Family Foundation

Moder Patshala

Active
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.

Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania

Active
Innovation

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

ACLAMO Family Centers

Active
Innovation

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

Grantee

ACLAMO

FANZINE: Stories of Families at Berks

Active
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.

Bilingual Domestic Violence Program

Active
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.

Korean American Senior Citizen School

Active
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.

The Mind, Body, Spirit, and Space Initiative

Active
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.

Accompaniment

Active
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.

Medical-Legal Partnership

Active
Innovation

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

Safe Families Collaborative

Active
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

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