2008

Women

Grant Description Amount
American Heart Association
Presenting sponsorship for the Sister to Sister: Take Wellness to Heart seminar, increasing awareness of cardiovascular health among African American women
$40,000
Bethlehem Haven
General support for the emergency shelter and after-care programs for women
$40,000
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
For continued development and implementation of a strategic communications plan to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence
$45,250
Crisis Center North, Inc.

For the Western Region Training Initiative, a collaborative project of victim service agencies in southwestern Pennsylvania to computerize training resources for staff and volunteers”

$28,450 (over three years)
Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation
For distribution of Strength and Courage: An Exercise DVD for Breast Cancer Survivors
$10,000
Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation
Support for the Magee-Womens Hospital Sixth Annual Birthday Party for the benefit of the Healthcare Center for Women with Disabilities
$2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Continued support for an initiative to screen women with Multiple Sclerosis for domestic violence and increase victims’ access to services by providing emergency assistance
$78,220 (over three years)
Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (P.O.W.E.R.)
To support ongoing gender-specific services to women in recovery from addiction
$45,000
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
For a pilot program to provide HIV awareness and prevention information to African-American women
$16,576
THE PROGRAM for Offenders, Inc.
General operating support for services to female offenders who are in the residential alternative to incarceration program”
$45,000
Sisters Place, Inc.

To produce marketing brochures for a major gifts campaign, and for supportive services provided in conjunction with transitional housing programs for homeless women and their children

$30,000
Steel City Dragon-Boat Association
Support for Pink Steel, a dragon boat team and support group for breast cancer survivors”
$1,500
Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Sponsorship of the 2008 Race for the Cure, designated for outreach and education programs to increase screening for breast cancer among women with disabilities
$5,000
United Way of Westmoreland County
For a conference to highlight the results of a study on Improving the Status of Women in Westmoreland County
$10,000
University of Pittsburgh Office of Research
Support for the Pittsburgh Stop TObacco in Pregnancy (STOP) Program, to improve the health of mothers and babies through an evidence-based, individualized, motivational intervention for smoking cessation among underserved pregnant women
$108,043 (over two years)
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
To support the emergency hotline while the agency develops a plan to sustain and expand it”
$80,000 (over two years)

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Adagio Health
Operating support for the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania, a network of providers, funders and community leaders who are dedicated to improving the lives of girls
$16,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania / Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project

Continued funding 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
Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County
Support for the Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference
$1,000
East Liberty Family Health Care Center
For the Birth Circle Program, providing pregnant teens with individualized support for prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, and delay of future pregnancies
$50,000 (over two years)
Girl Scouts – Trillium Council
For continued support of the Pulse Program, an after school discussion group focused on empowerment and safety for girls”
$37,723
Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sponsorship of the 2008 Girls on the Run event
$5,000
North Hills Youth Ministry Counseling Center
Support for the Empowering Young Girls through Fairytales program
$5,000
One Vision One Life
Continued support to prevent violence in the lives of young women and girls in targeted neighborhoods
$50,000
The Salvation Army

To support the Girls of Grace program, designed to empower girls living in the West End neighborhoods of Pittsburgh

$6,000
Shaler Area School District
2007 Jefferson Award for the M-Powerment Program
$1,000
University of Pittsburgh Office of Research
Support for the Pittsburgh Girls Study to bridge a six-month gap in federal funding
$59,896

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Achieva

Support for an initiative to improve access to dental care for people with disabilities

$36,920
ACTION-Housing, Inc.
Continued administrative support for the Accessibility Modification Program providing free accessibility improvements to the homes of low-income persons with disabilities
$60,000 (over two years)
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
For Voices of our Region, an audiovisual history of people with disabilities in southwestern Pennsylvania created in celebration of Pittsburgh’s 250th Anniversary
$71,830
Allegheny Valley School
Toward renovation and expansion of the Pittsburgh Campus Medical Suite, including accessible electric examination tables
$55,000
The ARC of Indiana County
For expansion of the Community Outreach Program, providing disability-related educational opportunities for youth in transition, parents, emergency responders, and other community members
$15,500
Arc Human Services, Inc.
Support for Camp Laughalot and Club Arc, providing structured programming for children with mental retardation in Washington, Greene and southern Allegheny Counties
$20,000
The Arc of Westmoreland, Inc.
To improve transition planning for youth in Westmoreland County by educating parents and disability service providers
$36,921
Blind and Visual Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh

To help defray the cost of replacing the roof on the main facility

$30,000
Blueroof Technologies
For transporting the Blueroof Independence Module and its associated assistive technology to the David Lawrence Convention Center for the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show
$3,400
Butler County Association for the Blind
To support services for people who are blind or have severe vision impairments
$20,000
Carnegie Institute
To purchase ramps to enable people with disabilities to access art exhibits at the 2008 Three Rivers Arts Festival
$4,800
Catholic Charities/Diocese of Pittsburgh
To purchase accessible examination tables and provide disability awareness training for staff and volunteers at the new Health Care Center
$23,966
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
To plan an initiative to improve healthcare quality for patients who are deaf or hard of hearing by providing sign language interpretation
$11,160
Center for Theater Arts
For continued support of musical theater classes and performances for adults with disabilities
$7,210
The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime
To improve access to services for people who become disabled as a result of victimization
$45,225
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
Support for construction of the Physical and Occupational Therapy Departments as part of the New Hospital Capital Campaign
$150,000 (over three years)
The Children’s Institute
2007 Phyllis Reymer Totten Award
$5,000
The Children’s Institute
To support the Lose the Training Wheels Camp for children with disabilities
$5,000
Crisis Center North, Inc.

To improve outreach to victims of domestic violence who have disabilities

$36,075
Disability Funders Network
2008 Institutional Dues
$1,125
East Suburban Citizen Advocacy
To develop a website and promote inclusion by connecting people with and without disabilities around mutual interests
$15,000
Education Law Center
Support for advocacy for children with disabilities, to ensure access to appropriate educational opportunities
$35,000
The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh
To increase the pool of Direct Support Professionals qualified to work with individuals with developmental disabilities in residential settings by developing and piloting a training program
$45,000
Every Child, Inc.
For strengthening organizational structure critical to the agency’s support of parents and children with disabilities and special health care needs
$50,000
Family Medicine Education Consortium
For a pre-conference session on Medical Homes for People with Development Disabilities at the 2007 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Northeast Region meeting
$2,500
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

To purchase equipment for the Assistive Technology Program

$10,000
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
For sign language interpretation services and registration scholarships for the 2008 Nonprofit Summit
$1,500
Health Hope Network
Support for the Stroke Survivor Connections outing at the Woodlands Foundation
$3,000
Highlands Hospital
To purchase an accessible procedure table and provide staff training to increase accessibility for patients with disabilities
$45,568
Ohio Valley General Hospital Foundation
To provide disability awareness trainings to staff and conduct an accessibility audit as the first phase in an initiative to improve access to healthcare and preventive services for patients with disabilities
$10,175
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
To increase access to home and community based services for individuals with physical, sensory, and developmental disabilities
$100,000 (over two years)
Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association
For the We Count Campaign, a cross-disability campaign to promote civic participation among voters with disabilities”
$40,000 (over two years)
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

To purchase a wheelchair lift for the Trolley Display Building

$8,184
Southwinds
To build capacity through the purchase of fundraising management software at this agency serving individuals with intellectual disabilities
$5,980
St. Anthony School Programs
General support for the Post-Secondary School Program for students with disabilities in transition
$35,000
United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh
For the UCP Kids TEACHER Program, a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools designed to support teachers in strategizing ways to include children with disabilities in the classroom and help them build social relationships
$66,000 (over two years)
United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh
Support for four individuals with disabilities to participate in the Citizens Leadership Initiative
$5,000
Variety the Children’s Charity
To support rural outreach for the Kids on the Go! Program, which provides adaptive equipment to children with disabilities
$35,000
The Verland Foundation, Inc.
To increase the safety of residents and staff through the purchase of specialized bath tubs and transfer lifts
Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
$45,500
Volunteers of America
For First Step, business development and marketing support for entrepreneurs with disabilities who participate in the Working Order Program
$50,000 (over two years)
The Watson Institute
Toward production of a series of DVDs on topics related to autism to be used for training and consultation of teachers and other professionals in the region
$120,000 (over two years)
Working Women with Disabilities, Inc.
Support for the 5th Annual Linda Dickerson Award Dinner
$1,500

Other

Grant Description Amount
Association of Small Foundations
2008 membership dues
$495
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
2008 Membership dues
$2,813

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