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.
Over the last several years the Scattergood Foundation has prioritized taking an asset-based approach to our work. We believe now more than ever funders must invest in our strong existing community-based assets in response to the health and economic needs created by the pandemic.
The cornerstone of our thinking has been our Place Matters Report. The report contests all of us to rethink our methods to solving the challenges that confront the health and well-being of Philadelphia’s children. The report urges policy makers, funders, and others to look beyond the city’s problems and take an asset-based, data-driven approach to improving outcomes for children when demand for services is far outpacing the available resources and existing capacity.
The foundation was compelled to do this work to address the fact, that dozens of maps exist which only highlight Philadelphia’s risks. We remain committed to being part of the solution to non-profits during and after this crisis. We can no longer use traditional maps, data points and funding mechanisms that only look at risks and do not provide any insight about how to address the problems long-term. We have found these, often neglect to highlight the many assets that can and do mitigate risks in our neighborhoods across the city.
We fundamentally believe to stabilize the non-profit sector; the allocation of resources cannot simply be the same amount of resources in every community or every organization. The risks aren’t equally distributed and the response should not be either. Rather we must consider the distribution of assets relative to the risks. To date as a city (both public and private entities) we have not approached resource allocation based on strengthening assets in areas with the greatest risk.
I once again leave you with a final question to consider during this new unprecedented time “How can you take an asset-based approach to your work?”.
I also encourage you to check back as we advance the Place Matters during this spring and summer.