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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.

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.

Policy Meets Practice

We support local small- and mid-size organizations that are working to advance recommendations outlined in the Think Bigger Do Good Policy Series.

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We fund organizations and projects which disrupt our current behavioral health space and create impact at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.

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Olivia Bruyn, MPH(c)
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Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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Alyson Ferguson, MPH
Chief Operating Officer

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Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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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

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President

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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 serves diverse immigrant communities throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania by providing financial support and capacity building to organizations that remove barriers and provide opportunities for individuals to live with dignity and joy. Innovative in its approach, the Community Fund alters the traditional process of philanthropic giving and shifts grantmaking power and responsibility to community-based, immigrant-serving organizations. 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.

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

  • Monday, October 4, 2021

    Application period opens

  • Friday, October 8, 2021

    Informational session about the application process

    *To access a video of the informational session, see below.

  • Friday, January 14, 2022 at 5pm ET

    Application period closes

  • March 2022

    Applicants notified of grant award status

  • April 2022-March 2023

    Grantees implement programs and participate in Community of Practice

User Guide and FAQs

 

For more information about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness and Frequently Asked Questions, please click on the User Guide below.

Informational Session

 

For more information about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness and its third cycle of grantmaking, please watch the video of our Informational Session which was held on Friday, October 8th, 2021.




Below are the slides from this presentation:




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

  • Karen Cervera, Let’s Talk Philly Conversation Circles
  • Sara Fernandez-Marcote, Therapist
  • Maria Giraldo, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Onome Henry Osokpo, University of Pennsylvania, Leonard Davis Institute
  • Sayeeda Rashid, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
  • Ludy Soderman, School District of Philadelphia (ret.)
  • Essey Workie, Migration Policy Institute

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

  • Monday, October 4, 2021

    Application period opens

  • Friday, October 8, 2021

    Informational session about the application process

    *To access a video of the informational session, see below.

  • Friday, January 14, 2022 at 5pm ET

    Application period closes

  • March 2022

    Applicants notified of grant award status

  • April 2022-March 2023

    Grantees implement programs and participate in Community of Practice

 

For more information about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness and Frequently Asked Questions, please click on the User Guide below.

 

For more information about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness and its third cycle of grantmaking, please watch the video of our Informational Session which was held on Friday, October 8th, 2021.




Below are the slides from this presentation:




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

  • Karen Cervera, Let’s Talk Philly Conversation Circles
  • Sara Fernandez-Marcote, Therapist
  • Maria Giraldo, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Onome Henry Osokpo, University of Pennsylvania, Leonard Davis Institute
  • Sayeeda Rashid, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
  • Ludy Soderman, School District of Philadelphia (ret.)
  • Essey Workie, Migration Policy Institute

  • 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.

Immigrant Family Wellness

Active
Innovation

SEAMAAC supports and serves immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities, as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the US.

Grantee

SEAMAAC

Anti-Asian Violence Healing Initiative

Active
Innovation

Asian Americans United exists so that people of Asian ancestry in Philadelphia exercise leadership to build their communities and unite to challenge oppression.

Bienestar Familiar

Active
Innovation

Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, founded by local Latina immigrant women, nurtures the strong sense of community within Delaware County’s immigrant population and empowers mutual support.

Building a Network of Support for Legal, Social, and Mental Health Needs

Active
Innovation

Immigrant Rights Action is a volunteer-based community group that educates & organizes allies & immigrants with the goal of building relationships & empowering change.

Mental and Behavioral Health Program

Active
Innovation

Puentes de Salud promotes the health and wellness of Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latinx immigrant population through high-quality health care, innovative educational programs, and community building.

KITHS Kitchen

Active
Innovation

KITHS connects immigrants and refugees (in particular, Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees of Cambodian ethnic background) with accessing and utilizing resources vital to their livelihood.

Expanding Mental Health Access to Exploited Immigrant Workers

Active
Innovation

Justice at Work (JaW), supports low-wage workers as they pursue economic and social justice. Their service delivery model includes the provision of legal services, community education, and advocacy on issues arising out of employment.

Powered by Immigrant Youth: Newcomer Support Programs and Jovenes Fuentes (Strong Youth)

Active
Innovation

Project Libertad empowers newcomer immigrant youth and their families by providing essential, youth-led, and youth-centered legal and social services.

Chinese Immigrant Family Wellness Initiative

Complete
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

Complete
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

Complete
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

Complete
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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