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Participatory Funds

Our participatory funds alter traditional grantmaking by shifting power
to impacted communities to direct resources and make funding decisions.

Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund

Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund (en Español)

Community Fund for Wellness

Kensington Community Resilience Fund

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Overviewssss

The City of Philadelphia and the Scattergood Foundation are partnering to launch the second cycle of the Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund. The Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund uses national opioid settlement dollars to repair the harms inflicted on communities across Philadelphia as a result of the opioid epidemic and overdose crisis.

The Fund draws on lived experience and community participation to direct resources to organizations doing work in the following three areas: overdose prevention, community and family healing, and/or substance use prevention.

Decades of deceptive and harmful practices by pharmaceutical companies contributed to epidemic opioid use and more than one million overdose deaths in the US since 1999.  Philadelphia has not been immune – more than 1,000 people have lost their lives to unintentional overdose each year since 2017. In the last several years, overdose rates have increased dramatically among communities of color. The overdose crisis has touched just about every zip code in Philadelphia, with the highest numbers of overdose deaths occurring in 19124, 19132, 19133, 19134, and 19140.

Communities and families have a right to access resources that can support prevention, treatment, recovery, and healing efforts. The Overdose Prevention and Community Healing Fund mobilizes impacted residents to award grants to community-based organizations doing critical and under resourced work to repair and revitalize communities.

 

 

 

APPLY

Organizations can apply to one of three different applicant pools:

  • Kensington: Funded work must take place within the 19124, 19133, and/or 19134 zip codes
  • North Philadelphia: Funded work must take place within the 19132 and/or 19140 zip codes
  • Citywide: Funded work may take place in any other City of Philadelphia zip code

Informational Sessions and Materials

Applicants are required to attend or view a recording of an informational session. Virtual sessions have been offered.

If you were unable to attend, please view a recording of the session to meet this requirement.

Materials:

  • For the full Request for Proposals, click here.
  • For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here.
  • For the Organizational Support Grant Application, click here.
  • For the Program Grant Application, click here.

Request for Proposals

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 headquartered in and serving communities located in Philadelphia County? For neighborhood-based applications, will the funded work take place in the identified zip codes?

  • Organization Budget Size

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

  • Informational Session

    All applicants are required to attend or view a recording of an informational session. The sessions will be offered twice virtually:
    Tuesday, December 5th from 10-11:30am
    Wednesday, December 6th from 5:30-7pm.
    If the applicant is unable to attend, a recording of the session will be made available upon request.

Grant Process

    • 01

      Community Advisory Committee is convened to develop grant strategy

    • 02

      City of Philadelphia and Scattergood Foundation launch Request for Proposals and organizations submit applications using the online portal

    • 03

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

    • 04

      Place-based Community Granting Groups 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

  • Thursday, November 16th, 2023

    Application period opens

  • Tuesday, December 5th, 10-11:30am

    First Informational Session: Register Here

  • Wednesday, December 6th, 5:30-7pm

    Second Informational Session: Register Here

  • Thursday, January 11th, 2024 at 5pm ET

    Application period closes

  • Winter – Spring 2024

    Community Granting Groups review and evaluate grant applications

  • Spring 2024

    Applicants notified of grant award status

  • May 2024 – May 2025

    Grant period

Grant Types

Organizational Support Grants

  • Organizational Support Grants for $20,000 can support organizations that are working to advance overdose prevention, community and family healing, and substance use prevention. Funding can be used to support a wide range of operating and program costs.

Program Grants

  • Program Grants for $100,000 can support specific programs and projects that directly advance overdose prevention, community and family healing, and substance use prevention. Funding can be used to support staff time and specific program-related costs.

Grant Focus Areas

Overdose Prevention

  • The focus of the funded work is to prevent overdose among people who use drugs. Work in this focus area can include but is not limited to outreach, education, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services.

Community and Family Healing

  • The focus of the funded work is to promote healing for individuals, families, and communities that have been impacted by the overdose crisis. Work in this focus area can include but is not limited to grief counseling and healing services, building social connection and resilience in impacted communities, and supporting the wellbeing of community workers in the substance use field.

Substance Use Prevention

  • The focus of the funded work is to provide education and supportive opportunities for people who may be at risk of using drugs. Work in this focus area can include but is not limited to awareness building and outreach, education, training, and other prevention-focused programming.

Core Values

  • We prioritize community voice and participation in decision making.
  • We highlight community strengths and opportunities for growth.
  • We consider the whole person and their context.
  • We support a range of services to meet people where they are.
  • We seek justice, challenge oppression, and distribute resources equitably.
  • We are open to change and responsive to new learning.
  • We draw on lived experience, data, and evidence to inform strategy.
Apply Now

Organizations can apply to one of three different applicant pools:

  • Kensington: Funded work must take place within the 19124, 19133, and/or 19134 zip codes
  • North Philadelphia: Funded work must take place within the 19132 and/or 19140 zip codes
  • Citywide: Funded work may take place in any other City of Philadelphia zip code

Applicants are required to attend or view a recording of an informational session. Virtual sessions have been offered.

If you were unable to attend, please view a recording of the session to meet this requirement.

Materials:

  • For the full Request for Proposals, click here.
  • For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here.
  • For the Organizational Support Grant Application, click here.
  • For the Program Grant Application, click here.

  • 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 headquartered in and serving communities located in Philadelphia County? For neighborhood-based applications, will the funded work take place in the identified zip codes?

  • Organization Budget Size

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

  • Informational Session

    All applicants are required to attend or view a recording of an informational session. The sessions will be offered twice virtually:
    Tuesday, December 5th from 10-11:30am
    Wednesday, December 6th from 5:30-7pm.
    If the applicant is unable to attend, a recording of the session will be made available upon request.

    • 01

      Community Advisory Committee is convened to develop grant strategy

    • 02

      City of Philadelphia and Scattergood Foundation launch Request for Proposals and organizations submit applications using the online portal

    • 03

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

    • 04

      Place-based Community Granting Groups 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

  • Thursday, November 16th, 2023

    Application period opens

  • Tuesday, December 5th, 10-11:30am

    First Informational Session: Register Here

  • Wednesday, December 6th, 5:30-7pm

    Second Informational Session: Register Here

  • Thursday, January 11th, 2024 at 5pm ET

    Application period closes

  • Winter – Spring 2024

    Community Granting Groups review and evaluate grant applications

  • Spring 2024

    Applicants notified of grant award status

  • May 2024 – May 2025

    Grant period

Organizational Support Grants

  • Organizational Support Grants for $20,000 can support organizations that are working to advance overdose prevention, community and family healing, and substance use prevention. Funding can be used to support a wide range of operating and program costs.

Program Grants

  • Program Grants for $100,000 can support specific programs and projects that directly advance overdose prevention, community and family healing, and substance use prevention. Funding can be used to support staff time and specific program-related costs.

Overdose Prevention

  • The focus of the funded work is to prevent overdose among people who use drugs. Work in this focus area can include but is not limited to outreach, education, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services.

Community and Family Healing

  • The focus of the funded work is to promote healing for individuals, families, and communities that have been impacted by the overdose crisis. Work in this focus area can include but is not limited to grief counseling and healing services, building social connection and resilience in impacted communities, and supporting the wellbeing of community workers in the substance use field.

Substance Use Prevention

  • The focus of the funded work is to provide education and supportive opportunities for people who may be at risk of using drugs. Work in this focus area can include but is not limited to awareness building and outreach, education, training, and other prevention-focused programming.

  • We prioritize community voice and participation in decision making.
  • We highlight community strengths and opportunities for growth.
  • We consider the whole person and their context.
  • We support a range of services to meet people where they are.
  • We seek justice, challenge oppression, and distribute resources equitably.
  • We are open to change and responsive to new learning.
  • We draw on lived experience, data, and evidence to inform strategy.

  

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