Women’s Health

Grant Description Amount
Bethlehem Haven
Funding for Project Employ, providing job training and transitional employment for homeless women
Bridge to Independence
For Families First, a transitional housing program designed for homeless, addicted women and their children
Center in the Woods
For equipment and supplies necessary to start a bladder treatment center for women at this rural senior citizens’ center in California, Pennsylvania
Family Health Council
For development, implementation and evaluation of a model program of screening and referral for domestic violence in four rural counties in western Pennsylvania
$95,000 over two years
The Latrobe Foundation, Inc.
Support for the Hero Project in Westmoreland County, a collaborative educational campaign to prevent child sexual abuse
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
Magee-Womens Health Foundation
To underwrite a lecture on women’s health in conjunction with the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Women
National Council of Jewish Women
For outreach to women with disabilities through the 2000 Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
For a collaborative effort providing sexual violence information and support services for women with disabilities
$150,000 over three years
Pittsburgh Mercy Foundation
For a scientific study to determine the impact of universal screening for domestic violence on healthcare costs
Providence Connections, Inc.
Salary support for a family development specialist at the Providence Family Support Center
Sister’s Place, Inc.
General operating support for transitional and permanent housing for homeless women
The Washington County Community Foundation
Endowment support for the Mother’s Fund, whose purpose is to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged women and their children in Washington County
Women’s Shelter/Rape Crisis Center of Lawrence County
Capital campaign to build a new facility to accommodate the growing needs of families experiencing abuse
To purchase a van for the NewDay Program, serving women in treatment for substance abuse

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Capital campaign contribution directed to the start-up of The Family Trust, an estate-planning vehicle for people with disabilities
Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders
For the Educational Advocacy Program, to train families to achieve better educational services for children with autism and other disabilities
Allegheny Valley School
Capital campaign support for facilities renovation, expansion of services for people with developmental disabilities, computer network enhancement and establishment of an endowment
$150,000 over three years
Alzheimer’s Association
For a resource lending library for caregivers of individuals with Down Syndrome, a population with significantly increased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease
The Arc of Westmoreland, Inc.
Capital campaign support for construction of a new facility to meet the needs of the growing population of individuals with mental retardation
Arthritis Foundation
To implement the People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE) Program in 12 medically underserved Allegheny County senior living centers
Best Friends
Operating support for inclusive programs that foster friendships between children with and without disabilities
Best Friends
Capacity building grant to enable this organization that helps children with disabilities build friendships to complete an audit and purchase a Y2K compliant computer system
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
For Museum on the Move, an outreach program for special needs audiences
Center for Creative Play
To create “Time to Sing!,” a musical compact disc slowed to an appropriate pace for children with speech disorders, such as apraxia
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
To establish a central data repository for the Pediatric Neurotrauma Data Center
$197,578 over three years
Child’s Way
For child development and nursing salaries at this pediatric extended care center, serving medically fragile children regardless of the ability of their families to pay
Citizen Care, Inc.
For two computers and specialized software to help people with developmental disabilities communicate through technology
Community Technical Assistance Center
To underwrite an innovative educational workshop on accessibility improvements for people with disabilities in small business districts
Comprehensive Service Alliance
For coordinated resources for people with mental retardation who live in group homes and have significant physical disabilities
CONTACT Pittsburgh
For installation of a TTY system to make services available to people who are hearing impaired
DePaul Institute
For a multi-agency collaboration to develop routine Otoaccoustic Emissions Testing for infants and toddlers receiving early intervention services
Disability Funders Network
2000 Membership Dues
Every Child
Matching funds for their Children’s Trust Fund grant, whose purpose is to prevent abuse, neglect and out-of-home placements of infants in rural areas born prematurely and medically fragile
Family House, Inc.
Capital campaign support to upgrade regular family suites to wheelchair-accessible suites at a newly renovated hospitality house for patients who travel to Pittsburgh seeking treatment for serious illness
First Night Pittsburgh, Inc.
For art supplies for children to decorate their wheelchairs and participate in the First Night Pittsburgh 2000 Celebration
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
To sustain and expand the Volunteer Training Project for people with disabilities
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
Hope Network
For staff expansion in the Healthsports Program, providing sports, fitness and recreational activities for people with disabilities
Hope Network
For the Healthsports Program, In memory of Helen and Robert P. Greiner
Life’sWork of Western PA
To provide paid internships for students with severe disabilities who are in transition from school to work
Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc.
For improvement and expansion of free in-home support services for people with developmental disabilities
Pittsburgh CLO
For operating support for the New Horizons Program, offering musical theater training for people with physical and developmental disabilities
Pittsburgh Vision Services
For the Low Vision Services Program, providing assessment and services for people with functional vision impairment
Project STAR, The Children’s Institute
For the Parents with Disabilities Project, offering parents with disabilities the same opportunities and supports as nondisabled parents to raise their children in safe, permanent and noninstitutional environments
Radio Information Service
Support for daily 24-hour broadcasts of newspapers and other publications for individuals who are visually impaired or have another disability that prevents reading
Special Olympics Pennsylvania
To enable 15 athletes from southwestern Pennsylvania to compete in the 2000 Summer Games at Penn State University
TECH-LINK Program of Pittsburgh
For a program in which students with and without disabilities work together on a robotics team
Three Rivers Center for Independent Living
Capital campaign support to acquire and renovate a new headquarters to enable more people with disabilities to live independently
Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living
Support for the Internet Enterprises Project, including website hosting, operating a computer recycling business, and providing computer training for people with disabilities
UCP of Pittsburgh
Capital Campaign support to expand and renovate the UCP headquarters to serve the growing needs of people with disabilities and promote their full participation in the community
$150,000 over three years
UCP of Pittsburgh
Speaker honorarium for John Hockenberry and other expenses related to the presentation of the Disability Agenda 2000 report to the community
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
2000 Jefferson Award Recipient
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
University of Pittsburgh/Graduate School of Public Health
To conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to identify the prevalence and priority of issues faced by individuals with traumatic brain injury and to encourage improved community-based services
Variety the Children’s Charity
For the Kids on the Go! Program, providing mobility equipment to children with disabilities
The Washington Hospital Foundation
For expansion of the Pediatric Fitness Program for children with disabilities at the Children’s Therapy Center
The Watson Institute
For respite programs for families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities
Working Order
Administrative support for a business coach who will provide technical assistance in an integrated community setting to potential entrepreneurs who have physical disabilities
YMCA Camps Kon-O-Kwee & Spencer
Support for construction of a nature trail that is accessible to people with all types of disabilities


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
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
2000 Membership Dues
Women & Philanthropy
2000 Membership Dues
Women’s Funding Network
2000 Associate Membership dues

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