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Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund

Community Fund for Wellness

Overviewssss

The Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund is a citywide grant fund that brings resources and investments directly to communities impacted by the overdose crisis across Philadelphia.

In 2021, Philadelphia lost 1,276 people to the overdose crisis, the highest number of unintentional overdose deaths on record and a 5% increase in fatal overdoses from 2020. The crisis is ongoing and evolving, with growing racial disparities in overdose deaths.

The Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund will award grants to community-based organizations that engage residents in neighborhoods most affected by the overdose epidemic. The Fund will invest in direct programs in overdose prevention, substance use awareness, and harm reduction, in addition to holistic programs that address community trauma, stigma associated with substance use, and promote safety and mental well-being for communities and community-based workers in the substance use field. Overall, the Fund aims to mobilize trusted community messengers in efforts to repair and revitalize impacted communities.

 

 

Apply

Submit your application for the Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund by February 3rd at 5PM. Applications for the fund are organized by grant type and geographic location with grants being made available in:

Kensington (defined as 19124, 19133, and 19134)

North Philadelphia (defined as 19132 and 19140)

Citywide (defined as all Philadelphia zip codes other than those listed above)

Click here for access to our online grant portal.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Previous materials may have stated that North Philadelphia was defined as 19123 and 19140. The correct zip codes for North Philadelphia applicants are 19132 and 19140. Organizations serving primarily 19123 should use the citywide application. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nonprofit Status

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

  • Geographic Location

    Is the organization based in and serving communities located in Philadelphia County?

  • Community Engagement

    Can the organization demonstrate they have a track record of engaging Philadelphia residents?

  • Organization Budget Size

    Does the organization have an annual budget of $5 million or less?

  • Representation

    The Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund is dedicated to advancing racial and socioeconomic equity in response to health disparities experienced by underserved communities in the overdose crisis. The grant process will prioritize organizations whose leadership and board reflects the local community they serve.

  • Informational Session

    All applicants are required to attend or view an informational session held by the Managing Director’s Office. The sessions will be offered twice virtually on Monday, January 9 from 5:30-6:30PM and Tuesday, January 10 from 10-11am. One session will be recorded and posted online.

  • Compliance Session

    All applicants are required to attend a compliance session held by the Managing Director’s Office. The sessions will be offered twice virtually on Monday, January 23 from 10-11AM and Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30-6:30PM.

Grant Process

    • 00

      Managing Director’s Office develops grant strategy and Requests for Proposals and nominates members of a Granting Group

    • 01

      Organizations submit applications using the online portal

    • 02

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

    • 03

      Granting groups review applications and make selections for grant awards

    • 04

      Applicants notified of application status and grant awards are publicly announced

    • 05

      Grantees implement programs and participate in Community of Practice

Timeline

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Application period opens

  • Monday, January 9, 2023 at 5:30 PM

    Informational session (option 1) about the application process

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 10 AM

    Informational session (option 2) about the application process

  • Monday, January 23, 2022 at 10 AM

    Mandatory compliance session (option 1) about federal compliance requirements

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5:30 PM

    Mandatory compliance session (option 2) about federal compliance requirements

  • Friday, February 3, 2023 at 5PM

    Application period closes

  • Spring 2023

    Applicants notified of grant award status

Required Information and Compliance Sessions

Mandatory Compliance Session

All applicants are required to attend a compliance session. The sessions will be offered twice virtually on Monday, January 23 from 10-11AM and Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30-6:30PM.

  • To register for the January 23 session, click here.
  • To register for the January 25 session, click here.

Informational Session Recording

All applicants are required to attend or view one of two informational sessions. The sessions were offered virtually on Monday, January 9 from 5:30-6:30PM and Tuesday, January 10 from 10-11AM. 

  • To view a recording of the session, please click here.
  • For the slides from the session, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: In the Informational Session recording, we state that North Philadelphia is defined as 19123 and 19140. The correct zip codes for North Philadelphia applicants are 19132 and 19140. Organizations serving primarily 19123 should use the citywide application. 

Grant Types

Capacity Building Grants

  • Capacity Building Grants are for $20,000 that support a wide range of general, operating uses. Funding can also serve as capacity building grants to support organizational development, training, technical assistance and research.

Program Grants

  • Program grants are for $100,000 that provide support for programs and projects that directly advance at least one of the six grant focus areas.

Grant Focus Areas

  • Expand

    community-based prevention, education, and harm reduction

  • Promote and facilitate connections

    connections to behavioral health treatment and recovery services

  • Address and respond inclusively

    to complex, unmet community needs related to substance use for communities of color and underserved populations

  • Heal

    individual and collective trauma related to substance use

  • Reduce stigma

    related to substance use in communities

  • Promote public safety and wellness

    for community workers in the substance use field

Guiding Principles

  • Promote community resilience and wellness in communities impacted by the overdose crisis through trusted community messengers and peer support workers
  • Improve health outcomes and provide connections to available resources for residents, including treatment and/or recovery from SUD, housing, social services, public benefits, childcare and employment
  • Meet residents where they are – bring evidence-informed harm reduction and substance misuse prevention into communities in ways that are culturally appropriate and respond to specific, unmet needs for participants
  • Heal and strengthen cohesion and connectivity in communities through trauma-informed practices
  • Strive to repair historic strains in relationships between communities and the public sector including law enforcement, school, and health
  • Expand capacity of participants – both organizations and individuals – to pursue sustainable, quality-of life focused planning and programming in response to the overdose crisis
  • Ensure representation and equity across programs and services

User Guide, FAQs, and Material en Español

Additional Information:

Material en Español:

Apply Now

Submit your application for the Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund by February 3rd at 5PM. Applications for the fund are organized by grant type and geographic location with grants being made available in:

Kensington (defined as 19124, 19133, and 19134)

North Philadelphia (defined as 19132 and 19140)

Citywide (defined as all Philadelphia zip codes other than those listed above)

Click here for access to our online grant portal.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Previous materials may have stated that North Philadelphia was defined as 19123 and 19140. The correct zip codes for North Philadelphia applicants are 19132 and 19140. Organizations serving primarily 19123 should use the citywide application. 

  • Nonprofit Status

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

  • Geographic Location

    Is the organization based in and serving communities located in Philadelphia County?

  • Community Engagement

    Can the organization demonstrate they have a track record of engaging Philadelphia residents?

  • Organization Budget Size

    Does the organization have an annual budget of $5 million or less?

  • Representation

    The Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund is dedicated to advancing racial and socioeconomic equity in response to health disparities experienced by underserved communities in the overdose crisis. The grant process will prioritize organizations whose leadership and board reflects the local community they serve.

  • Informational Session

    All applicants are required to attend or view an informational session held by the Managing Director’s Office. The sessions will be offered twice virtually on Monday, January 9 from 5:30-6:30PM and Tuesday, January 10 from 10-11am. One session will be recorded and posted online.

  • Compliance Session

    All applicants are required to attend a compliance session held by the Managing Director’s Office. The sessions will be offered twice virtually on Monday, January 23 from 10-11AM and Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30-6:30PM.

    • 00

      Managing Director’s Office develops grant strategy and Requests for Proposals and nominates members of a Granting Group

    • 01

      Organizations submit applications using the online portal

    • 02

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

    • 03

      Granting groups review applications and make selections for grant awards

    • 04

      Applicants notified of application status and grant awards are publicly announced

    • 05

      Grantees implement programs and participate in Community of Practice

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Application period opens

  • Monday, January 9, 2023 at 5:30 PM

    Informational session (option 1) about the application process

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 10 AM

    Informational session (option 2) about the application process

  • Monday, January 23, 2022 at 10 AM

    Mandatory compliance session (option 1) about federal compliance requirements

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5:30 PM

    Mandatory compliance session (option 2) about federal compliance requirements

  • Friday, February 3, 2023 at 5PM

    Application period closes

  • Spring 2023

    Applicants notified of grant award status

Mandatory Compliance Session

All applicants are required to attend a compliance session. The sessions will be offered twice virtually on Monday, January 23 from 10-11AM and Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30-6:30PM.

  • To register for the January 23 session, click here.
  • To register for the January 25 session, click here.

Informational Session Recording

All applicants are required to attend or view one of two informational sessions. The sessions were offered virtually on Monday, January 9 from 5:30-6:30PM and Tuesday, January 10 from 10-11AM. 

  • To view a recording of the session, please click here.
  • For the slides from the session, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: In the Informational Session recording, we state that North Philadelphia is defined as 19123 and 19140. The correct zip codes for North Philadelphia applicants are 19132 and 19140. Organizations serving primarily 19123 should use the citywide application. 

Capacity Building Grants

  • Capacity Building Grants are for $20,000 that support a wide range of general, operating uses. Funding can also serve as capacity building grants to support organizational development, training, technical assistance and research.

Program Grants

  • Program grants are for $100,000 that provide support for programs and projects that directly advance at least one of the six grant focus areas.

  • Expand

    community-based prevention, education, and harm reduction

  • Promote and facilitate connections

    connections to behavioral health treatment and recovery services

  • Address and respond inclusively

    to complex, unmet community needs related to substance use for communities of color and underserved populations

  • Heal

    individual and collective trauma related to substance use

  • Reduce stigma

    related to substance use in communities

  • Promote public safety and wellness

    for community workers in the substance use field

  • Promote community resilience and wellness in communities impacted by the overdose crisis through trusted community messengers and peer support workers
  • Improve health outcomes and provide connections to available resources for residents, including treatment and/or recovery from SUD, housing, social services, public benefits, childcare and employment
  • Meet residents where they are – bring evidence-informed harm reduction and substance misuse prevention into communities in ways that are culturally appropriate and respond to specific, unmet needs for participants
  • Heal and strengthen cohesion and connectivity in communities through trauma-informed practices
  • Strive to repair historic strains in relationships between communities and the public sector including law enforcement, school, and health
  • Expand capacity of participants – both organizations and individuals – to pursue sustainable, quality-of life focused planning and programming in response to the overdose crisis
  • Ensure representation and equity across programs and services

Additional Information:

Material en Español:

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