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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, MS, MSSP
Manager of Learning & Community Impact

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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

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Joy Ogbonnaya, MA
Operations Coordinator

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Joe Pyle, MA
President

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Tyrone Quarterman, BA, MPH Candidate
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Innovation Award

Our annual $25,000 prize is awarded to a cutting-edge idea that holds the potential to catalyze progress in behavioral health.

Approach Awardees Submissions Glossary

Overview

Profound transformation is needed to improve behavioral health. Since 2013, the Scattergood Foundation has invested in programs that use innovative practices to disrupt the current system, break stereotypes, and inspire new dialogue through our annual Innovation Award. The award program crowdsources applicants from across the country, highlights finalists who are selected by national experts, and relies on the public to vote on the winner of a $25,000 prize.

Each year, we receive dozens of applications that have the power to catalyze significant change in behavioral health. You can find these applications in our Submissions Database.

2020 Innovation Award

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Defining Innovation

Innovation

The process of translating an idea or discovery into a good or service that creates a new or different value improving the consumer/end-user experience.

The innovations we seek challenge how behavioral health care is currently viewed, organized, and practiced through the creation of catalytic concepts, products, processes, services, and/or technologies.

Goals

  • Reward

    To reward innovation as defined by the community

  • Challenge

    To challenge how behavioral health care is currently viewed, organized, and practiced.

  • Enhance

    To enhance the conversation surrounding innovation in behavioral health.

  • Build

    To build a database of behavioral health innovations to be shared with all.

Selecting a Winner

  • 01

    Applicants submit an application through the OpenWaters online application portal.

  • 02

    The Panel of Experts review the applications and narrow the field to five finalists.

  • 03

    The public votes on the five finalists to select a winner.

  • 04

    Five finalists attend and have their work featured at the National Council for Behavioral Health Annual Conference.

  • 05

    The winner is announced at the National Council for Behavioral Health Annual Conference.

Selection Criteria

  • Disruption

    The innovative program uses a new and/or different strategy to solve a specified problem.

  • Leadership

    The innovative program design provides leadership to the broader behavioral health community.

  • Scalability

    The innovative program can be implemented on a larger scale either within the organization or for a broader community. Sufficient information about existing and potential funding mechanisms and partner organizations is included.

  • Results/Outcomes

    Metrics are specified to assess the effectiveness of the innovative program.

  • Judge’s Choice

    Judges can rank the innovative program based on their assessment of the evaluation.

Panel of Experts

  • Bernard S. Arons, MD, Director of Medical Affairs, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital
  • Gigi Bastien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Cynthia Baum-Baicker, PhD, Private Practice Psychologist
  • Thom Craig, MPA, Director of Mental Health Programs, Peg’s Foundation
  • Howard Goldman, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Michael Hogan, PhD, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • DeQuincy Lezine, PhD, CEO, Prevention Communities
  • Arlene Notoro Morgan, Associate Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
  • Lloyd Sederer, MD, Medical Director, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Estelle Richman, Former Senior Advisor, Secretary for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Glenda Wrenn, MD, Chief Medical Officer, 180 Health Partners
  • Dan Rhoton, MEd, Executive Director, Hopeworks ‘N Camden
  • 2018 Innovation Award Winner and Guest Judge: Kristina Saffran, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Project HEAL

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Innovation

The process of translating an idea or discovery into a good or service that creates a new or different value improving the consumer/end-user experience.

The innovations we seek challenge how behavioral health care is currently viewed, organized, and practiced through the creation of catalytic concepts, products, processes, services, and/or technologies.

  • Reward

    To reward innovation as defined by the community

  • Challenge

    To challenge how behavioral health care is currently viewed, organized, and practiced.

  • Enhance

    To enhance the conversation surrounding innovation in behavioral health.

  • Build

    To build a database of behavioral health innovations to be shared with all.

  • 01

    Applicants submit an application through the OpenWaters online application portal.

  • 02

    The Panel of Experts review the applications and narrow the field to five finalists.

  • 03

    The public votes on the five finalists to select a winner.

  • 04

    Five finalists attend and have their work featured at the National Council for Behavioral Health Annual Conference.

  • 05

    The winner is announced at the National Council for Behavioral Health Annual Conference.

  • Disruption

    The innovative program uses a new and/or different strategy to solve a specified problem.

  • Leadership

    The innovative program design provides leadership to the broader behavioral health community.

  • Scalability

    The innovative program can be implemented on a larger scale either within the organization or for a broader community. Sufficient information about existing and potential funding mechanisms and partner organizations is included.

  • Results/Outcomes

    Metrics are specified to assess the effectiveness of the innovative program.

  • Judge’s Choice

    Judges can rank the innovative program based on their assessment of the evaluation.

  • Bernard S. Arons, MD, Director of Medical Affairs, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital
  • Gigi Bastien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Cynthia Baum-Baicker, PhD, Private Practice Psychologist
  • Thom Craig, MPA, Director of Mental Health Programs, Peg’s Foundation
  • Howard Goldman, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Michael Hogan, PhD, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • DeQuincy Lezine, PhD, CEO, Prevention Communities
  • Arlene Notoro Morgan, Associate Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
  • Lloyd Sederer, MD, Medical Director, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Estelle Richman, Former Senior Advisor, Secretary for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Glenda Wrenn, MD, Chief Medical Officer, 180 Health Partners
  • Dan Rhoton, MEd, Executive Director, Hopeworks ‘N Camden
  • 2018 Innovation Award Winner and Guest Judge: Kristina Saffran, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Project HEAL

Communities of HEALing

Complete
Innovation

As the first peer mentorship program for people with eating disorders, fully recovered peers serve as mentors – providing support and accountability while modeling that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible.

Grantee

Project HEAL

Youth Healing Team

Complete
Innovation

A group of young people who train adult professionals in ACEs, trauma, healing, and resilience. To date, they’ve trained over 1,200 professionals in trauma-informed practice.

Anchor Recovery Community Center

Complete
Innovation

The Anchor Recovery Community Centers are Rhode Island’s first and only community centers run by and dedicated to those living in recovery from substance use disorders.

Vinfen

Complete
Innovation

By combining innovative healthcare tech and clinical expertise, Vinfen has developed a smartphone application which can help young adults with Serious Mental Illness manage their health needs.

Grantee

Vinfen

TangramCare

Complete
Innovation

The mobile screening platform addresses the gap between prevalence, diagnosis, and care in behavioral health.

Grantee

TangramCare

CommonGround

Complete
Innovation

A web application that allows patients to most effectively use their time in a clinic waiting room to prepare for their time with a clinician.

Grantee

CommonGround

Open Source Wellness

Active
Innovation

Open Source Wellness is a Community and a “Behavioral Pharmacy” where four basic practices underlying physical and psychological health are facilitated: MOVE, NOURISH, BE, CONNECT.

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