Scattergood and United Way

a guide for philanthropy

Working with United Way, Scattergood Foundation, and the Philanthropy Network, Maskar has designed a two-volume guide that helps funders understand how trauma contributes to poor health and social outcomes and provides ideas and examples for applying a trauma-informed lens to philanthropy.

The first Guide to Trauma-Informed Philanthropy was designed in 2016; it introduced basic concepts surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and examined local efforts to implement trauma-informed practice.

Volume Two was published in early 2018; it focuses on how to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to grantmaking and features the stories of five organizations and how they implemented trauma-informed principles.