We fund organizations and projects which disrupt our current behavioral health space and create impact at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.
Our annual $25,000 prize is awarded to a cutting-edge idea that holds the potential to catalyze progress in behavioral health.
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.
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.
Contact Ami about the RISE Partnership.
Contact Alyson about grantmaking, program related investments, and the paper series.
Contact Samantha about program planning and evaluation consulting services.
Contact Caitlin about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, the Annual Innovation Award, and trauma-informed programming.
Contact Joy with any questions about the Scattergood Foundation.
Contact Joe about partnership opportunities, thought leadership, and the Foundation’s property.
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It is with deep sadness that the Scattergood Foundation shares this message. We mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others who lost their lives to police violence; and to those who continue to face the weaponization of white privilege and white supremacy like in the case of Christian Cooper. We know that “a system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect” (W.E.B. Du Bois), and we are outraged by the structures that stand in the way of justice and that protection.
We are clear in our conviction that Black Lives Matter.
It is not only police violence, but lack of access to quality health care, inequitable school funding, unsafe housing, economic inequality, and many other issues that cause significant harm to Black communities. As a behavioral health foundation, we acknowledge not only the physical toll, but the mental and emotional anguish caused by structural racism. In the movement for social justice, it is critical that we recognize how such oppression triggers anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, and other behavioral health conditions.
Core to our mission is improving wellbeing and quality of life; to recognize the unique spark and basic dignity in every human. Changing the conditions that were built by a culture of white supremacy requires bold and intentional action. Though we know that Philadelphia bursts with social, cultural, and yes – financial – riches, it remains the most impoverished large city in the country. It does not have to be this way. We ask ourselves and our Philanthropic peers to dedicate significant monetary resources and use our power toward advocating for the policy and systems changes our city and society desperately need.
We commit ourselves to recognizing and challenging the historic and systemic inequalities that disadvantage and marginalize individuals, organizations, and communities. While the events of the past week deepen and embolden our commitment, we struggle with the effectiveness of how we’ve historically shown our commitment in our work – internally and externally. Recognizing that we are accountable, we offer the following statements to illustrate our course of actions:
Thomas Scattergood, for whom the Scattergood Foundation is named, carried with him Quaker values, at the heart of which is a belief in Inner Light, and that of God in every person. We bring this value forward and stand in solidarity in the fight for justice and safety for black lives.
We are accountable to you. Please contact Joe Pyle, president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-519-5354 if you would like to talk about the above statement.
If you are in need of support, please use the following resources:
For mental health:
For businesses affected by vandalism: Philadelphia Business Services Hotline (215-683-2100)
This work is as much personal as it is professional. Let’s not just write a statement, let’s be the statement. Please see below for resources to educate yourself about racism and anti-racism.