Women’s Health

Grant Description Amount
Family Health Council
For replication of the Allegheny County Teen Advisory Council in Fayette County
Girl Scouts – Trillium Council
Partial underwriting of the presentation, “Feeling Safe: What Girls Say,” a Girl Scout Research Institute study examining girls’ safety
Human Services Center Corporation
For purchase of a portable osteoporosis screening machine for the Working Group on Health of the Mon Valley Providers Council
Magee-Womens Health Foundation

The ‘Burgh’s Biggest Birthday Bash!, celebrating the generations of people who were born at Magee-Womens Hospital

National Council of Jewish Women
2004 Race for the Cure
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
To develop community-based information, education and counseling programs in neighborhoods with high concentrations of minority women
Shadyside Hospital Foundation
Support for an established teen pregnancy prevention initiative, Promoting Adolescent Development Through Sexuality Education, at Reizenstein Middle School
Sojourner House
Capital support for Sojourner House MOMS (Motivation, Opportunities, Mentoring, Spirituality) Program, providing permanent, supportive housing for mothers recovering from substance abuse addiction and their children
The Washington Hospital Foundation

For evaluation and expansion of ECHO (Educating Children for Healthy Outcomes), an intensive one-on-one early intervention program that reaches out to younger children who may be at risk for early childbearing

Urban League of Pittsburgh
Administrative support for a health advocate to raise awareness and promote improved health services for African American women, particularly in the communities of Duquesne and Northview Heights

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Carnegie Institute
To support the dance presentation of Bill Shannon,”CrutchMaster,” at the 2004 Three Rivers Arts Festival
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
For promotional materials to make hearing loss awareness, prevention and treatment a higher priority community issue-a component of the Campaign to Promote Hearing Healthcare
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America
To reconstruct the Apraxia-Kids.org website into a revenue-producing asset, enabling more effective education and support for families
The Children’s Institute
2004 Phyllis Reymer Totten Fund Award
Consumer Health Coalition

For ongoing development of a consumer-led initiative focused on disability policy change, with the goal of promoting high quality and comprehensive health insurance coverage and other services, particularly during life transitions

DePaul Institute
To underwrite renovation of a Speech Therapy Classroom – a component of the Capital Campaign to renovate the school’s facilities

Disability Funders Network
2004 Institutional Dues
The Early Learning Institute
To purchase a new donor software package to increase the Institute’s capability to raise and manage funds
Every Child, Inc.
For the “Healthy Infants for Teens and Women with Disabilities” Program, providing pre-natal, post-natal and doula support to pregnant women with physical and sensory disabilities
Family Services of Western PA
To establish a cost-effective document-shredding service that resolves some of the security needs of local businesses and provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to learn independent employment skills
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute
To create a video and manual to help students with disabilities, educators and parents develop an electronic portfolio, to increase students’ ability to participate in planning their transition from high school
Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc.

For the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, providing free in-home support and advocacy services to people with disabilities
Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant

Pennsylvania Health Law Project
To promote access to prescription drug coverage for southwestern Pennsylvanians with physical and/or sensory disabilities by educating them about the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003
The Children’s Institute / Project STAR

Support for Camp Success 2004, a free, accessible summer day camp for children with disabilities and their siblings

South Side Local Development Company / Neighborhood Development Ventures, Inc.

To support the development of Bausman Street Independent Living, a 12-apartment complex with permanent, affordable housing and access to an array of in-home support services for low-income adults with disabilities

UCP of Pittsburgh
For the Building Inclusive Communities Project, providing specialists to help community recreation programs address attitudinal, physical and financial barriers to inclusion of children with disabilities

United Jewish Federation/Jewish Israeli Film Festival
For follow-up workshops related to the screening of “The Power of Balance,” a documentary film about a group of dancers with and without disabilities who work together to create a unique dance piece

Western Pennsylvania Blind Outdoor Leisure Development
2003 Jefferson Award

Working Women with Disabilities, Inc.
Inaugural Awards Dinner


Grant Description Amount
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
2004 Membership Dues
Health Policy Institute
For continued operating support for this organization that seeks to enhance health in the Pittsburgh region by improving the policies and other decisions that influence it
The Looking Glass Institute

For educating and organizing a critical mass of nonprofit organizations to support the creation of an integrated trust fund that would drive more competitive pricing of healthcare coverage for their employees


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