2005

Women

Grant Description Amount
American Heart Association
To expand a health outreach program, Search Your Heart, designed to reach minority populations through area churches
$40,000 over two years
Bethlehem Haven
General operating support for the emergency shelter program for homeless women
$35,000
Crisis Center North
General operating support for services to victims of domestic violence
$20,000
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
To complete the last phase of a Capital Campaign for a new facility where comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes are delivered
$35,000
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
Capacity building
$5,000
Family Health Council, Inc.
To purchase 65 Provider Guides, ‘Breast Health and Beyond for Women with Disabilities. and 300 brochures, ‘Breast Self-Examination: A New Approach’
$1,600
Genesis of Pittsburgh, Inc.
General support for short-term housing, education and ongoing counseling for pregnant single women
$15,000
HEARTH
To replace the carpeting at this transitional housing program serving homeless women and children
$16,000
Hosanna House, Inc.
Support for New Foundations, a permanent supportive housing program for families with disabilities
$15,000
Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
To support the Domestic Violence Awareness Event on October 18, 2005
$2,000
National Council of Jewish Women
2005 Race for the Cure
$5,000
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Scholarships for tuition and lodging to enable people with disabilities to attend the 2005 National Conference on Sexual Assault Prevention and Intervention in Pittsburgh
$10,000
Pittsburgh Mercy Foundation
To develop an initiative for prevention of domestic violence in immigrant families
$60,000
The Program for Female Offenders
To support a fundraising plan
$40,000
Sisters Place, Inc.
General operating support for transitional and permanent housing for homeless women and their children
$15,000
Sto-Rox Family Health Center
To purchase colposcopy machines for the Belzoover and Sto-Rox clinics
$11,940
Womansplace Inc.
General operating support for shelter and counseling programs for victims of domestic violence
$20,000
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
General operating support for shelter and counseling programs for victims of domestic violence
$35,000
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
Support for the ENCOREplus Program, raising awareness about breast cancer in underserved populations
$30,838 over two years

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Girls Hope of Pittsburgh
General operating support for this residential program for girls who have academic and leadership potential but have been held back by adverse family conditions
$15,000
Gwen’s Girls
Start-up costs for a new long-term residential facility for teenage mothers who are in the foster care or juvenile justice systems and their babies
$40,000
Ivy Charitable Endowment of Pittsburgh, Inc./Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Support for On Track and Camp AKA, providing mentoring, tutoring, access to cultural events, community service projects and other enrichment activities for at-risk girls
$8,650
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 young girls who may be at risk for early childbearing
$35,000
Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
To support Girl Talk… Reaching Out Through School Nurses, a program to raise awareness about von Willebrand Disease
$10,000
Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania
To support Girls as Grantmakers, a collaboration between FISA, the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Pittsburgh to teach teenage girls about philanthropy
$19,000

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Achieva
To establish a regional Disability Health Policy Forum that will address dental care for people with disabilities as its first issue
$66,016 over eighteen months
Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD)
To enhance support for parents of children with autism by adding licensed synthetic interactive video technology to their website
$20,000
Allegheny Valley School
To expand their sensory stimulation and integration program with the goal of promoting maximum sensory benefit for individuals with multiple disabilities
$50,000
Best Buddies Pittsburgh
To open four new chapters in Western Pennsylvania to foster one-to-one friendships between high school students with and without intellectual disabilities
$28,000
Center For Theater Arts
To pilot a program of musical theater classes and performances for adults with disabilities
$15,555
Children’s Hospital/UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh
To design a self-contained web-based curriculum to train pediatricians, nurses and teachers about how to detect early signs of dental problems in children and adults with disabilities
$10,000
The Children’s Institute
2005 Phyllis Reymer Totten Fund Award
$2,500
City Theatre
To make programs more accessible to people with disabilities through disability awareness
trainings for staff, and the development of audio description services for patrons with
visual impairments
$10,000
Community College of Allegheny County
For development of a network to help students with disabilities identify career goals and find meaningful employment
$64,750
Eye & Ear Foundation
To purchase an Automated Retinal Imaging System for diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy and thus preventing blindness among high-risk pregnant women with diabetes at Magee-Womens Hospital
$45,000
Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh
Support for a coordinator to help clients with disabilities and their potential employers connect with assistive technology
Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
$40,000
HAP Enterprises, Inc.
To install automatic openers on two doors to increase the accessibility of the Samuel Krakoff Training Center
$12,000
HOPE Network
General operating support for the Healthsports Program, providing sports, fitness and recreational activities for people with disabilities
Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
$100,000 over two years
Indiana University of Pennsylvania/Research Institute/Department of Special Education and Clinical Services
For creation of Leisure Choices – A Computerized Pictorial Leisure Inventory, to help young people with cognitive or communication disabilities choose leisure activities
$9,665
Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania
For the production and distribution of 400 Coping Kits, containing developmentally appropriate tools for educating and supporting children and families affected by Lupus
$10,000
Mainstay Life Services
To support a summer respite camp for adults with developmental disabilities
$10,000
Mental Health Association of Allegheny County
Capacity building support for the Let Our Voices Be Heard cross-disability coalition, to attract a diverse membership of people with physical, sensory and/or mental disabilities and engage them in advocating for policy change
$24,400
National Organization on Disability
Support for Called to Welcome: A Conference on People with Disabilities in Seminaries and Congregations on April 11, 2005
$6,500
North Hills Community Outreach
Assistance for people with disabilities who were affected by the September 17, 2004 flood
$5,000
Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy
‘Building Networks & Empowering People with Disabilities Conference’ on September 17, 2004
$1000
Pittsburgh Foundation / Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Operating support for continuation of the Disability Connection, an Allegheny County Department of Human Services office that coordinates services for people with disabilities
$50,000
Radio Information Service
Transitional operating support to provide daily broadcasts of newspapers and other publications for people who are visually impaired or have another disability that prevents reading
$50,000
Rankin Christian Center
To expand program services and preventive care to include seniors with mental retardation and their caregivers
$25,000
SHOUT
To support the expansion of employment opportunities for people who rely on augmentative communication
$13,000
Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board / CareerLink Community Centers
To provide adaptive equipment and training so that each organization that functions as a CareerLink Center is fully accessible to people with disabilities
$45,000
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
For a portable anesthesia machine designated for the clinic serving patients with disabilities
$35,000
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Support for the capital campaign to move the Children’s Center to the main campus
$35,000
The Woodlands Foundation
For computer network enhancements necessary to integrate the administrative functions of the Woodlands Foundation and the Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania
$14,000
Working Women with Disabilities, Inc.
Support for the 2nd Annual Linda A. Dickerson Award Dinner on April 21, 2005
$1,500

Other

Grant Description Amount
Disability Funders Network
2005 Institutional Dues
$1,000
Disability Funders Network
Support for strategic planning consultation
$750
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, Inc.
To support a sign language interpreter for the 2005 Nonprofit Summit
$500
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
2005 Membership Dues
$1,121
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
$5,000
Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Girls on the Run 5K event sponsorship
$2,500
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Community Public Relations Wellness Campaign
$2,000
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
2004 Jefferson Award
$1,000

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