2011

Women

Grant Description Amount
Adagio Health
Bridge funding to provide breast and cervical cancer screening for uninsured women in the nine rural counties served by FISA
$50,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania / Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project
Continued support for an initiative to improve and standardize reproductive healthcare for women who are incarcerated
$30,000
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Continued support for an initiative to change community attitudes about domestic and sexual violence by addressing its root causes
$30,000
Burger King Cancer Caring Center
Support to help lower income women who have cancer learn about and connect to community resources
$1,296
Carlow University
Support for a social norms campaign designed to prevent intimate partner violence
$400
Genesis of Pittsburgh Inc.
Support for the Genesis Learning Center to provide educational and counseling to pregnant single women to improve their ability to become self-sufficient
$10,000
HEARTH
Support for relocating HEARTH office and Benedictine Place Program
$5,000
Jewish Family and Children’s Service
Support to provide legal aid to immigrant and refugee women who are victims of domestic violence
$30,000
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.
Support for TEDxPittsburghWomen a simulcast of the inaugural TEDGlobalWomen conference on December 7 and 8, 2010
$5,000
Light of Life Rescue Mission
Support for services to homeless women
$30,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Honorarium for participation in FISA Foundation centennial video project
$1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Support for the REACH program to screen women with Multiple Sclerosis for domestic violence and increase victims’ access to services by providing emergency assistance
$45,000
(over two years)
Northside Coalition for Fair Housing
Bronze sponsorship for the Women’s Walk for Peace 2010
$1,000
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Support for the Sex Offender Management and Containment cross-disciplinary effort to prevent sex offenders from re-offending
$18,000
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
Honorarium for participation in FISA Foundation centennial video project
$1,000
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
Continued support for implementation of the Girlfriends Project, providing HIV awareness and prevention information to African-American women
$40,000
Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
Support for start up costs of a family planning clinic in Westmoreland County
$30,000
Sisters Place, Inc.
General operating support for services to assist homeless mothers with disabilities become self-sufficient
$25,000
Sojourner House
General operating support for services to women in recovery and their children and matching funds for a fundraising campaign
$25,000
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Sponsorship of the 2011 Race for the Cure
$1,500
University of Pittsburgh Office of Research
Continued support for STANDING FIRM: The Business Case to End Partner Violence
$100,000
Womansplace Inc.
Honorarium for participation in FISA Foundation centennial video project
$500
Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania
Support for the Celebrating Women in Media event
$1,000
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Support for infrastructure and capacity building
$5,000
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
Support for Bronze sponsorship for A Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon on May 25, 2011
$2,500

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry
Support for the Savvy Cinderellas Program to empower girls through storytelling
$10,080
Carnegie Mellon University
Support for the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS), which empowers middle school girls by teaching them negotiation skills
$35,000
The Consortium for Public Education
Honorarium for participation in FISA Foundation centennial video project
$500
The Consortium for Public Education
Continued support for Expect Respect teen dating violence prevention program in six school districts, in collaboration with Womansplace
$40,000
East End Cooperative Ministry
Honorarium for participation in FISA Foundation centennial video project
$1,000
East End Cooperative Ministry
Support for Points of Healthy Youth Sustainability, Engagement, and Development (PHYSED), an intervention program for at-risk middle and high school girls in Pittsburgh’s East End
$50,000
East Liberty Family Health Care Center
Support for the Birth Circle Program, providing doula services for pregnant teens
$30,000
Girls Hope of Pittsburgh
General operating support for a residential program for girls who have academic and leadership potential but have been held back by adverse family conditions
$15,000
Gwen’s Girls, Inc.
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
$50,000
(over two years)
Healthy Teen Network
To provide scholarships for its annual conference on preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases to be held in Pittsburgh October 11-14, 2011
$5,000
Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sponsorship for Girls on the Run programming
$2,500
New Castle Community YMCA
Continued support for the Diamond Girls Program, which empowers middle school- and high school-age girls in New Castle through mentoring and skill development
$15,000
Strong Women, Strong Girls
Continued operating support for this after school mentoring and skill-building program that pairs college-age women with elementary school girls to promote mutual empowerment
$50,000
(over two years)
Teen Pregnancy Childcare Training
Support for the PACT Program which helps pregnant and parenting teens stay in school
$25,000
Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania
General operating support for advocacy efforts related to ending domestic and sexual violence
$25,000
Women’s Law Project
Support to address gender inequities surfaced by the Title IX audit of Pittsburgh Public Schools athletics program
$25,000

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
accessAbilities, Inc.
Support to upgrade information technology infrastructure to better serve people with disabilities
$48,000
ACTION-Housing, Inc.
Support for the Accessibility Modification Program providing free accessibility improvements to the homes of low-income persons with disabilities
$30,000
The ARC of Indiana County
Support for a pilot program to improve transition planning of young adults with disabilities by providing intensive support and education about employment and community inclusion
$8,100
Arc of Washington County
To develop a program to provide sexuality education to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reduce risk of abuse
$5,000
Best Buddies Pennsylvania
To foster friendships among students with intellectual disabilities and their non-disabled peers in six Allegheny County high schools
$15,000
CASA of Westmoreland, Inc.
Support for advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities who have been abused
$4,800
The Children’s Institute
2010 Phyllis Reymer Totten Fund Award
$7,000
Consumer Health Coalition
Sponsorship for Americans with Disabilities Act 20th Anniversary conference, ‘Living in the Land of I Can!’
$5,000
Disability Funders Network
2011 Institutional Membership Dues
$2,000
Disability Funders Network
Support for 2011 diversity and inclusion funders briefing in Pittsburgh
$5,000
The Early Learning Institute
Support to benchmark productivity in the Infant and Toddler Early Intervention program
$5,000
East Suburban Citizen Advocacy
Honorarium for participation in FISA Foundation centennial video project
$1,000
East Suburban Citizen Advocacy
Operating support for advocacy services to promote access and inclusion for people with disabilities
$15,000
Education Law Center
Continued support for advocacy for children with disabilities, to ensure access to appropriate educational opportunities
$30,000
The Foundation Center
Support for a study of disability-related grantmaking by U.S. foundations
$5,000
Fred Rogers Company
To create a specialized DVD of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood episodes and bonus features to help children with autism learn about emotions and social skills
$28,000
Friends to Friends, Inc.
Operating support for inclusive sports programs for people with disabilities
$2,000
Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania
Support for a regional initiative to include girls with disabilities more fully in girl scouting
$20,000
Golden Triangle Council of the Blind
Support for technology to promote accessibility for the blind that will be used during conferences and workshops
$2,350
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Support for assistive technology office as part of Goodwill’s capital campaign Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
$75,000
(over three years)
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Support for an initiative to promote inclusion and accessibility in arts and culture organizations
$30,290
HOPE Network
Honorarium for participation in FISA Foundation centennial video project
$1,000
HOPE Network
Operating support for comprehensive adaptive sports programming
$50,000
(over two years)
ICAN Talk Clinics /AAC Institute
Support for a summer camp for children with communication disabilities
$5,000
Monongahela Valley Hospital
Support to expand rehabilitation programming for children with disabilities
$5,000
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped
Support for the Pennsylvania Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program in southwestern Pennsylvania
$5,000
PA Connecting Communities
Support for expanding programming to Washington and Butler counties and continue programming in Beaver County in order to reduce isolation of people with disabilities
$20,000
Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania
Support for the 2011 Living Well with Parkinson Disease Retreat
$3,000
Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society
Support for the Vision-Impaired Outreach Project
$2,000
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Support for a production of The GIMP Project, a troupe of dancers with and without disabilities
$51,600
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Support for disability awareness training and end of year breakfast for the transition-to-employment program for students with disabilities
$5,000
Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc.
Support for the Adapted Physical Activity Program to teach graduate students in a community setting while promoting healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities
$70,416
(over two years)
Variety the Children’s Charity
Support for 2011 Camp Variety for Kids, providing educational opportunities for children with disabilities and their siblings as well as respite for caregivers
$7,500
The Verland Foundation, Inc.
Support for expansion of the restorative physical therapy program for people with significant disabilities
$28,080
(over two years)
Volunteers of America
Support for general operating support for the Working Order Program, which provides business development and marketing support for entrepreneurs with disabilities
$25,000
The Woodlands Foundation
General operating support for this fully accessible camp and retreat center dedicated to serving people with disabilities
$20,000
YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Metropolitan Offices
Support for accessibility audits of all of the YMCA’s programming, camps and facilities
$36,573

Other

Grant Description Amount
Association of Small Foundations
2011 Membership dues
$695
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
2011 Membership Dues
$1,925
Three Rivers Community Foundation
Guardian sponsorship for Building Change: A Convergence for Social Justice on October 13-15, 2011
$3,000

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