2007

Women

Grant Description Amount
Alice Paul House
Continued funding for a collaboration with the Child Advocacy Center to break cycles of domestic violence in families reporting child abuse
$36,000
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
To support access to and engagement in treatment for maternal depression among at-risk pregnant women and mothers who are enrolled in the HealthChoices Program in Allegheny County
$90,000
Bethlehem Haven
Support for the emergency shelter and aftercare programs for homeless women
$40,000
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
For development of a strategic communications plan to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence
$31,005
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
For client tracking software and support for services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
$30,000
Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.
To support the Nurse Family Partnership, a home visitation program that improves the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income first-time mothers
$40,000
HAVIN, Inc.
To expand and enhance school based programming focused on prevention of sexual and domestic violence
$23,420
HEARTH
Support for the transitional housing program for homeless women and their children at Benedictine Place
$35,000
Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
To support the fourth annual community domestic violence event, celebrating surviving intimate partner violence
$1,500
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Sponsorship for the 2006 SAVE Walk, a collaboration of six Allegheny County victims’ services agencies to raise funds for victims of violence
$2,500
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Support for Victim Services’ three strategic planning meetings
$3,975
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
To support a regional collaboration between victim service agencies in southwestern Pennsylvania, with the goal of ending sexual and domestic violence
$20,450
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
To support outreach and education programs for women with disabilities
$5,000
Victim Outreach Intervention Center
Continued support to improve the response to victims of domestic violence in the child welfare system
$26,681

Girls

Grant Description Amount
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania/Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project
To clarify legal guidelines and treatment standards and provide trainings for hospital personnel and advocates who care for minors following a sexual assault
$30,000
Carnegie Mellon University
To support the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS), which empowers at-risk middle school girls by teaching them negotiation skills
$35,000
The Center that C.A.R.E.S. / One Vision One Life
To support young women and girls at-risk of and/or engaged in violence
$42,765
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
For the Girls Connect Program, providing workshops for girls with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis and their mothers
$7,415
East End Cooperative Ministry
To support Points of Healthy Youth Sustainability, Engagement, and Development (PHYSED) an intervention program for high-risk middle and high school girls in Pittsburgh’s East End
$50,000
Girl Scouts of Beaver and Lawrence Counties, Inc.
To support the Diamond Girl Program, which empowers middle- and high school-age girls in New Castle through mentoring and skill development
$21,752
Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc.
Support for after-school mentoring and skill-building programs that pair college-age women with elementary school girls to promote empowerment and self-esteem
$70,000 over three years
UPMC Shadyside
Support for an established teen pregnancy prevention initiative, Promoting Adolescent Development through Sexuality Education, at Lincoln and Faison intermediate schools
$90,000 over three years
The Washington Hospital Foundation
Continued support for ECHO (Educating Children for Healthy Outcomes), an intensive one-on-one early intervention program that reaches out to young girls to prevent teen pregnancy
$70,000 over two years

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
accessAbilities, Inc.
To increase disability awareness and promote community integration of people with disabilities through expansion of community education programs
$50,000 over two years
The Arc of Westmoreland, Inc.
To improve transition planning for youth with disabilities in Westmoreland County by educating parents and service providers
$20,000
Carnegie Institute
To raise disability awareness and ensure that the deaf community can access Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, a traveling exhibit of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
$3,000
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
For outreach to children with disabilities through Museum on the Move
$30,000
Center for Theater Arts
For continued support of musical theater classes and performances for adults with disabilities

Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant

$9,007
Consumer Health Coalition
Continued support for a consumer-led agenda to identify and eliminate barriers to quality, affordable health care for people with disabilities
$98,000 over two years
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Allegheny County
Continued funding to provide advocacy for children with disabilities who have been abused or neglected
$30,000 over three years
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
For the Public Education Project – to raise awareness among parents and practitioners about treatment options for childhood hearing loss
$35,000
Duquesne University Nonprofit Leadership Institute
For an initiative of the Boards-by-Design Program focused on placing individuals with disabilities on nonprofit boards of directors
$20,000
The Early Learning Institute
For replacement of floor covering at the Ohio Valley Preschool, where children with and without disabilities learn in an integrated setting
$10,000
Easter Seals of Western PA
For expansion of the Disability Awareness Program
$50,000
Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh
To promote more diverse and inclusive communities by exposing and reducing housing discrimination against people with sensory disabilities
$41,210
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
For a multi-faceted initiative to increase outreach to people with disabilities living in poverty
$60,000 over two years
Heritage Health Foundation, Inc.
Continued support for Team Educators for Child Safety (TECHS), a coalition of agencies focused on disability and injury prevention through the use of appropriate car seats
$20,000 over two years
Lifesteps, Inc.
Support for an accessible playground where children with and without disabilities can play together
$36,500
Mainstay Life Services
Support for a summer respite camp for adults with developmental disabilities
$15,000
McGuire Memorial Foundation
For expansion of the School at McGuire Memorial in order to serve more children, especially those with autism
$60,000
Mental Health Association of Allegheny County
Continued support for the Let Our Voices Be Heard cross-disability coalition, to engage a diverse membership of people with physical, sensory and/or mental disabilities in advocating for policy change
$40,040 over two years
Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
To train professionals serving people with developmental disabilities about sexuality and reproductive health issues
$25,000
Radio Information Service
Sponsorship of 30th Anniversary event
$1,000
SHOUT
Administrative support and scholarships for the 2007 Pittsburgh Employment Conference for people with disabilities who use augmentative communication
$8,000
United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh
Sponsorship of 2006 Community Heroes Awards Dinner
$480
United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh
To support a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, that is designed to provide with the support they need to fully include children with disabilities in social activities.
$5,000
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
For expansion of the Center for People with Special Needs and related curriculum development
$125,000
Variety the Children’s Charity
Support for the Kids on the Go! Program, which provides adaptive equipment to children with disabilities
$20,000
The Woodlands Foundation
Toward the construction of a fully accessible Wellness and Fitness Center, equipped with adaptive exercise equipment and accessible examination tables
$50,000

Other

Grant Description Amount
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
2007 Membership Dues
$2,517

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