Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health
Enabling Positive Community Impact

The Barra Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, and The Scattergood Foundation are excited to announce the 2015-2017 cohort of the Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative.

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ParityTrack is a collaborative project that works to aggregate and elevate the parity implementation work taking place across the country.


The Porch Light Program Final Evaluation Report authored by Yale University School of Medicine and DBHIDS is available for download here.


Stay tuned for more information as we head into the crowdfunding stage.


The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum are looking forward to working with Vinfen and partner Wellframe to support and expand the smartphone app. (Picture courtesy of Wellframe).

Updates from Grantees

Check out our grantee blog posts and new updates to the left.  

The Scattergood Foundation grantees make regualar updates on how their work is impacting the community.

We encourage you to leave a comment.

What's New


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Latest from Twitter

Halloween attraction dishonors mentally ill
ScattergoodEthics  -  September 17, 2015
Dominic Sisti and Andrea Segal comment on the Pennhurst State Hospital Halloween attraction.
10yrs after Katrina, addressing the mental trauma
WHYY  -  August 20, 2015
Listen to Kendall Booker's story of trauma and healing after Hurricane Katrina.
“The community was ready and ripe to receive this"
Brandywine Health Foundation  -  August 19, 2015
Coatesville YMHFA featured in the article 'Preparing an entire city to respond to mental health emergencies'.
A Safe Space on Broad Street
The Scattergood Foundation  -  August 18, 2015
Broad Street Ministry, an amazing community partner and past grantee featured in Flying Kite Media.
The relationship between ADA & MHPAEA
The Scattergood Foundation  -  July 29, 2015
The ADA and the Federal Parity Law share the goal of combating discrimination but differ greatly in implementation.
Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection
Active Minds, Inc.  -  July 28, 2015
A young UPenn student shares about her mental health journey and where and how she sought help.
A Debate on Treating Mental Illness:
ScattergoodEthics  -  July 27, 2015
Should We Bring Back Asylums? Dominic Sisti & Renee Binder moderated by Gloria Duffy of Commonwealth Club of CA.
Building capacity in nonprofits is key
The Consultation Center at Yale University  -  July 25, 2015
Scattergood, Barra, and the Philadelphia Foundation are teaming up for evaluation initiative.
Innovations in Youth Mental Health First Aid
Brandywine Health Foundation  -  July 23, 2015
Dana Heiman and Alyson Ferguson presented at the Project AWARE new grantee conference hosted by SAMHSA.
The Latest in Behavioral Health Headlines
WHYY  -  July 17, 2015
'Should digital health records include mental health?' and 'Documenting Dad's Dementia Through Photos & Audio'
Tourists help fight mental health stigma
WHYY  -  July 17, 2015
Freelance journalist William Orme, reporting on mental health stigma, trauma, and creating connections in Rwanda.
Request for Applications
The Consultation Center at Yale University  -  July 16, 2015
Support available for 11 nonprofit organizations to receive evaluation training and consultation from Yale
Final Evaluation of the Porch Light Study
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program  -  July 9, 2015
Mural Arts and DBHIDS Press Release on the Evaluation completed by Yale School of Medicine of the Porch Light Program.
MindKare Kiosk Highlighted on Ben FM
Screening For Mental Health Inc.  -  July 7, 2015
DBHIDS staff featured on Ben FM discussing Healthy Minds Philly and the MindKare Kiosk.
Bill a good start in reforming mental-health care
ScattergoodEthics  -  July 2, 2015
Drs. Dominic Sisti and Arthur Caplan comment on the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
Behavioral health parity equals opportunity
The Scattergood Foundation  -  July 1, 2015
Joe Pyle, Scattergood President and Bill Emmet, Executive Director of The Kennedy Forum comment on MHPAEA.
Dominic Sisti Talks "Bringing Back the Asylum"
ScattergoodEthics  -  June 29, 2015
Sisti talks about the firestorm, and how he and his team reached their conclusions around the Jan 2015 JAMA Article.
MindKare Kiosk Featured in USA Today College
Drexel University School of Public Health  -  June 29, 2015
Drexel University implements first mental health kiosk on college campus
Dr. Dominic Sisti will be speaking in California
ScattergoodEthics  -  June 25, 2015
A Debate on Treating Mental Illness: Should We Bring Back Asylums?
The Scattergood Foundation  -  June 9, 2015
A collaborative project that works to aggregate and elevate the parity implementation work taking place across the U.S.