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Announcing the release of Trauma-Informed Philanthropy, Volume 2


Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey are pleased to releaseTrauma-Informed Philanthropy, Volume Two, a new guide that featurelessons learned from leading local and national efforts that provide insights on strategies for advancing the trauma-informed movement in Philadelphia.

The three partnering organizations collaborated in 2016 to publish Trauma-Informed Philanthropy, Volume OneA Funder’s Resource Guide for Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice in the Delaware Valley. Volume One laid the groundwork for funders to understand how trauma contributes to poor health and social outcomes across the lifespan and provided initial ideas for applying a trauma-informed lens to philanthropy.

Volume Two builds on the information and insights presented in the first guide to identify how philanthropy can leverage resources and relationships to advance trauma-informed practice and move from knowledge to action. Highlights of Volume Two include:

  • Profiles of five trauma-informed change efforts in Philadelphia, featuring work across multiple service sectors and implementation domains
  • Key learnings about cross-sector collaborative networks and the role of philanthropy as change agent, from leading national initiatives
  • Tools for grant-makers to advance trauma-informed approaches, through funding priorities and practices, field building, and serving as connectors and thought-leaders


Scattergood Foundation

The Scattergood Foundation believes major disruption is needed to build a stronger, more effective, compassionate, and inclusive health care system — one that improves well-being and quality of life as much as it treats illness and disease. At the Foundation, we THINK, DO, and SUPPORT in order to establish a new paradigm for behavioral health which values the unique spark and basic dignity in every human.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving communities in Pennsylvania’s Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and New Jersey’s Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Cumberland counties, is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people’s lives. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. In Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, United Way fights for youth success and family stability because we LIVE UNITED against intergenerational poverty.

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia  

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia is the region’s association for organizations and individuals who want to achieve greater impact with their philanthropic investments. With nearly 150 members who reflect the dynamism and diversity of philanthropy, we connect and convene funders together and with civic, government and community leaders to spark solutions that help foster a more prosperous, innovative, and equitable region. We proudly champion philanthropy as a force for creating meaningful community change and strive to help members succeed in the pursuit of smarter giving for greater good.

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