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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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Joe Pyle, MA President

Contact Joe about partnership opportunities, thought leadership, and the Foundation’s property.

Alyson Ferguson, MPH Director of Grantmaking

Contact Alyson about grantmaking, program related investments, and the paper series.

Samantha Matlin, PhD Director of Evaluation and Community Impact

Contact Samantha about program planning and evaluation consulting services.

Caitlin O'Brien, MPH Special Projects Manager

Contact Caitlin about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, the Annual Innovation Award, and trauma-informed programming.

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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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Overview

The Community Fund for Wellness uses a participatory grantmaking approach in which community-based organizations define a grantmaking strategy and disseminate grant dollars from a pooled fund. This process shifts the power dynamic in the funder-grantee relationship by asking service providers to not only inform a funding process but to actually drive it.For its first iteration - the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness - our goal is to promote wellness among diverse immigrant communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania through financial support and capacity building. In the first year of the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, a granting group of nine community-based, immigrant-serving organizations gave 10 grants for a total of $212,500.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Serve Immigrants

    Does the program serve immigrants in a community setting?

  • Promote Wellness

    Does the program promote wellness through integrative, holistic practices?

  • Geographic Location

    Is the program located within Southeastern PA in one of the following six counties: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia?

  • Nonprofit Status

    Is the program delivered by an organization that has either 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal agent?

Grant Tiers

  • Tier One: Micro-Grants

    Grants available for $1,000 – $5,000 for building the capacity of the organization to deliver a wellness-related program

  • Tier Two: Programmatic Support

    Grants available for up to $30,000 to start a new program or expand an existing program

  • Tier Three: Support for Collaboration

    Grants available for up to $50,000 to start a new program or expand an existing program which relies on collaboration among two or more organizations/agencies.

Granting Group

  • 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

Funding Partners

  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • Patricia Kind Family Foundation
  • The Claneil Foundation
  • New Colossus Donors

  • Serve Immigrants

    Does the program serve immigrants in a community setting?

  • Promote Wellness

    Does the program promote wellness through integrative, holistic practices?

  • Geographic Location

    Is the program located within Southeastern PA in one of the following six counties: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia?

  • Nonprofit Status

    Is the program delivered by an organization that has either 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal agent?

  • Tier One: Micro-Grants

    Grants available for $1,000 – $5,000 for building the capacity of the organization to deliver a wellness-related program

  • Tier Two: Programmatic Support

    Grants available for up to $30,000 to start a new program or expand an existing program

  • Tier Three: Support for Collaboration

    Grants available for up to $50,000 to start a new program or expand an existing program which relies on collaboration among two or more organizations/agencies.

  • 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

  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • Patricia Kind Family Foundation
  • The Claneil Foundation
  • New Colossus Donors

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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