2001

Women’s Health

Grant Description Amount
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
For renovation of counseling and administrative office space to become more efficient, accessible, and welcoming to clients and their families
$50,000
Burger King Cancer Caring Center
For a breast cancer support group focused on African-American women and led by trained professionals
$4,500
The Corporate Collection
Salary support for a part-time health and wellness specialist in the Women’s Life Skills Center, a training program for women in transition to the workplace
$5,500
Domestic Abuse Counseling Center
To expand and enhance domestic violence services to batterers in the Pittsburgh region
$20,000
Interfaith Hospitality Network
For a 15-passenger van for the Homeless Families Program
$27,825
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
Magee-Womens Health Foundation
Table Sponsor for the 2000 Celebration of Women
$2,000
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System
For the start-up of the Comprehensive Healthcare Center for Women with Physical Disabilities
$192,340 over three years
National Council of Jewish Women
For outreach to women with disabilities through the 2001 Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure
$5,000
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
For educational outreach and support
$2,000
North Side Christian Health Center
For a Colposcopy Biopsy System to expand services to uninsured and underinsured women
$12,262
Parental Stress Center
For operating support of this child abuse prevention agency
$5,000
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
2001 Jefferson Award
$1,000
The Program for Female Offenders
Transitional support for the salary of a therapist in the Prostitution, Education, Employment and Rehabilitation Project
$38,765
Sto-Rox Family Health Center
For partial salary of a registered nurse/case manager in the perinatal program
$29,000
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
For support to continue FDA approved Phase II clinical trials of a breast cancer vaccine
$35,000
University of Pittsburgh/Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
To develop a website and resource guide for healthcare services for women with disabilities in Allegheny County, in partnership with UCLID (University, Community, Leaders and Individuals with Disabilities)
$100,000 over two years
Victim Outreach Intervention Center
For salary and benefits of a mental health advocate to help victims of abuse and assault navigate the mental health system
$26,242
Women & Philanthropy
2001 Membership Dues
$150
Women & Philanthropy
Toward a study to identify the needs of women and girls in the Pittsburgh region
$3,000
YWCA of McKeesport
To equip a computer lab for homeless women in the transitional and bridge housing programs
$8,240

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Carlow College
For expansion of the Pre-Service Training Collaborative with the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, a program combining the introduction of special education teaching methods with real world experience
$55,782
The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh
Support of the respite care program providing short-term care for people with mental retardation
$30,000
Every Child, Inc.
Matching funds for their Children’s Trust Fund grant, to prevent abuse, neglect and out-of-home placements of infants in rural areas born prematurely and medically fragile
$20,000
First Night Pittsburgh, Inc.
To underwrite the First Night 2001 performance of David Parker, who teaches his audience some basics of sign language through song and dance
$2,500
Hope Network
Support for a certified recreational therapist for the Healthsports Program, providing sports, fitness and recreational activities so people with disabilities can lead more active lives
$40,000
Human Services Center Corporation
For marketing costs of a vision screening program in ten communities of the Mon Valley
$5,000
Life’sWork of Western PA
To provide paid internships for students with severe disabilities who are in transition from school to work
$60,000 over two years
Lupus Foundation of America
For production and distribution of educational information for the Lupus Awareness Campaign in southwestern Pennsylvania
$8,000
Mainstay Life Services
To analyze and track long-range capital needs and retain a consultant to develop a fundraising plan
$38,000
McGuire Memorial Foundation
For replacement of 24 beds in the residential program
$37,605
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
For a home-based preventative gynecological health screening program for women with multiple sclerosis
$50,000
North Hills Community Outreach, Inc.
To provide training and support for people with physical and cognitive disabilities who volunteer at this agency that serves individuals in poverty and crisis
$20,000
Passavant Memorial Homes
To purchase equipment for a new training facility for adults with mental retardation
$50,000
Pittsburgh CLO
Support for the New Horizons Program, offering musical theater training for people with physical and developmental disabilities
$15,000
RAND
To analyze financing issues surrounding the provision of health care for women with disabilities and disseminate the results to policy makers, payers, providers and disability advocates
$89,942
Southwinds
To purchase six laptop computers to increase the efficiency of residential supervisors at this agency that serves individuals with mental retardation
$9,269
Special Olympics Pennsylvania
To enable 17 athletes from southwestern Pennsylvania to compete in the 2001 Summer Games at Pennsylvania State University
$2,500
TECH-LINK Program of Pittsburgh
For a program in which students with and without disabilities work together on a robotics team
$5,000
Three Rivers Center for Independent Living
Capital campaign support to acquire and renovate a new headquarters to serve more people with disabilities who wish to live independently
$25,000
Three Rivers Rowing Association
For adaptive equipment enabling people with disabilities to participate in rowing programs
$4,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
For a video to educate the medical community and general public about mitochondrial disease
$15,000
University of Pittsburgh/Center for Injury Research and Control
For evaluation and support of Think First for Kids, a comprehensive brain and spinal cord injury prevention program
$68,497
University of Pittsburgh/School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
To endow a chair within the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology in partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America, naming Rory Cooper, Ph.D. as the inaugural recipient of the FISA/PVA Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering
$250,000 over three years
Variety the Children’s Charity
For the Kids on the Go! Program, providing mobility equipment to children with disabilities
$15,000
YMCA Camps Kon-O-Kwee & Spencer
Support for construction of a nature trail that is accessible to people with all types of disabilities
$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
$2,000
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania
2001 Membership Dues
$1,411
Health Policy Institute
Operating support to enhance health in the Pittsburgh region by improving the policies and other decisions that influence it
$10,000

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