1999

Women’s Health

Grant Description Amount
ACTION-Housing, Inc.
Salary and benefits for an additional case manager for the Homeless Families Service Program
$33,000
Bethlehem Haven
Funding for Project Employ, providing job training and transitional employment for homeless women
$20,300
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Capital Campaign donation for renovations to make the shelter accessible for women with disabilities
$15,000
Family Health Council
General operating support for Healthy Start House, which provides short-term residential care for low-income pregnant women and new mothers who are experiencing medical complications or homelessness
$40,000
Family Resources
For general operating expenses relating to Warmline, a telephone support, information and referral service for parents and caregivers
$38,376
FamilyLinks at the Whale’s Tale
General operating support for the Bridge Housing Program for teen parents
$15,000
Girls Hope of Pittsburgh
General support for this residential program for girls who have academic and leadership potential but have been affected by adverse family conditions
$20,000
HEARTH
For new outreach efforts at this transitional housing program for women and children who face the crisis of homelessness
$23,194
Lydia’s Place, Inc.
For support of the Family Reunification Enhancement Effort (F.R.E.E), providing intervention services to female offenders, their children and the children’s caregivers during and after incarceration
$25,000
Mom’s House, Inc. of Pittsburgh
To build a handicapped-accessible entrance and covered porch at the Northside facility of this agency, which provides daycare to enable low-income student parents to complete their education
$25,000
National Council of Jewish Women
Toward the speaker’s fee for the Opening Program on Voluntarism. The keynote speaker was Ms. Marci Shimoff, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul
$1,000
National Council of Jewish Women
For the Mammogram Voucher Program of the 1999 Race for the Cure
$5,000
Planned Parenthood of Western PA, Inc.
For general operating support of two components of the Community Education Program: the special needs program for individuals who are developmentally disabled and the Baby Think it Over Program
$25,000
Providence Connections, Inc.
Salary support for a family development specialist at the Providence Family Support Center
$33,069
Travelers Aid Society
Support for the Prenatal/Postnatal Mobile Moms Transportation Assistance Program
$10,000
Victim Outreach Intervention Center
For start-up funding of a substance abuse case management program for victims of domestic violence
$27,960
William & Mildred Orr Compassionate Care Center
General operating support of this agency that provides care for homeless people in need of a place to recuperate following a hospital stay
$20,000
Womansplace of Western PA, Inc.
Start-up funding of the Bridge Housing Program for women who are making the transition from shelter to independent living
$25,000
Women & Philanthropy
1999 Membership dues
$100
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
For one year of unanticipated rental costs for the Legal Advocacy Department
$35,000
Women’s Funding Network
1999 Associate Membership dues
$250

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Allegheny Valley School
1999 Jefferson Award Recipient
$1,000
American Heart Association
For the Stroke Connection Awareness Program targeted at women in southwestern Pennsylvania
$52,764
Best Friends, Inc.
Operating support for inclusive programs that foster friendships between children with and without disabilities
$25,000
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
For Museum on the Move, an outreach program for special needs audiences
$25,000
Center for Creative Play
For the Inclusive Arts Initiative, to introduce children with disabilities to a variety of the arts in an inclusive, family-friendly setting
$25,000
Chatham College
To fund the 1999 FISA Rehabilitation Lecture: “Healthcare in a Changing Culture” featuring Mary Catherine Bateson, Ph.D.
$16,000
The Children’s Institute
1999 Phyllis Reymer Totten Fund Award
$1,500
Disability Funders Network
1999 Membership Dues
$250
The Early Learning Institute
For the purchase of playground equipment, storage units, furnishings and developmental toys for the Ohio Valley Center
$30,000
The Ellis School
For installation of an elevator to make the campus more accessible
$61,000
The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh
Capital campaign support for the renovation of a building to serve as a respite center providing short-term care for people with retardation
$40,000
Glade Run Lutheran Services
For expansion of the Therapeutic Animal Program to include children with physical disabilities
$25,000
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
To sustain and expand the Volunteer Training Project for people with disabilities
$9,086
Heritage Health Foundation, Inc.
Administrative support for this multi-faceted initiative to increase helmet ownership and usage among children in the city of Pittsburgh with the goal of decreasing traumatic brain injury
$55,780
Hope Network
For a study aimed at investigating the long-term outcome of traumatic brain injury on women who survive it
$33,969
Life’sWork of Western PA
To provide paid internships for students with severe disabilities who are in transition from school to work
$47,880
Lupus Foundation of America
For educational outreach in southwestern Pennsylvania
$5,000
McGuire Memorial Foundation
For the purchase and repair of wheelchairs used by resident children with severe developmental disabilities
$35,000
One to One: Citizen Advocacy
For a program to recruit, train and support citizen advocates for people with disabilities who reside in nursing homes in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
$20,000
Pittsburgh CLO
For operating support for the New Horizons Program, offering musical theater training for people with physical and developmental disabilities
$15,000
Recordings for Recovery
For free memberships for those who cannot afford to join this organization that operates a music lending library to enhance the quality of life of special needs populations
$2,500
Riding for the Handicapped
For the Adopt-a-Horse Program, providing room and board for two horses that are used for physical and recreational therapy for people with disabilities
$7,200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh
For the ADA Accessible Capital Improvements Project at this home for families of critically ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals
$7,920
Special Olympics Pennsylvania
To enable one Allegheny County athlete to participate in the 1999 World Summer Games in North Carolina
$2,100
UCP of Pittsburgh
Stipends to help individuals with brain injury regain behavioral and social skills through social interaction
$3,000
University of Pittsburgh/Center for Injury Research and Control
For Think First for Kids, a comprehensive brain and spinal cord injury prevention program in the City of Pittsburgh elementary schools
$35,000
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation
For expansion, relocation and operation of the Summer Camp for Burned Children
$15,000
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
For the Toddler Program, providing comprehensive transdisciplinary early intervention to help babies who are severely visually impaired get a head start on their education
$24,000
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Operating support for the Center on Deafness, a multidisciplinary program offering school-to-work and school-to-post secondary education opportunities to adults who are deaf or hearing impaired
$35,000

Other

Grant Description Amount
Grantmakers in Health
For general support of this national organization serving the professional needs of foundations involved in health and human services philanthropy
$1,500
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
1999 Membership dues
$891
Health Policy Institute
For operating support for this organization that seeks to enhance health in the Pittsburgh region by improving the policies and other decisions that influence it
$5,000
The Information Collaborative
Support for a resource Guide for Families of Children with Special Needs
$2,000

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