This guide was developed as a partnership of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia and ACE Task Force members, the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, and the United Way Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. The goal of this resource is to raise awareness about ACEs, trauma, and resilience among funders across all sectors.
Specifically, this guide can help funders to:
- Understand the science behind trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and resilience;
- Apply trauma-informed principles and practices to their grantmaking; and
- Learn about existing local efforts to implement trauma-informed practice.