2012

June 2012

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
Support for the Sex Offender Accountability Program
$87,218
(over two years)
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
Continued support for implementation of the Girlfriends Project, providing HIV awareness and prevention information to African-American women
$90,000
(over two years)
Sisters Place, Inc.
General operating support for services to assist homeless mothers with disabilities become self-sufficient
$25,000
University of Pittsburgh Office of Research
Continued support for STANDING FIRM: The Business Case to End Partner Violence
$75,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
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
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute
Continued support for the expansion of ROX! Ruling Our eXperiences, an empowerment program for adolescent girls in rural southwestern Pennsylvania schools
$45,000
(over two years)

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Accessible Dreams
Capacity building support to increase accessible housing for people with disabilities throughout the region
$50,072
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
Support to increase access to interpreters in medical settings
$10,000
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
Support for initiative to improve the transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth with disabilities
$15,000
The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh
General operating support to foster community inclusion and lasting friendships by providing social opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities to enjoy the company of teenage volunteers
Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
$12,000
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Continued support to promote inclusion and accessibility in arts and culture organizations
$34,915
Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania
Support to incorporate disability issues into a regional health literacy initiative
$18,000
(over two years)
Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
To support advocacy for sustainable funding for public transportation, particularly ACCESS
$15,000
Volunteers of America
Support for general operating support for the Working Order Program, which provides business development and marketing support for entrepreneurs with disabilities
$20,000
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
Support for an urban trail on campus to help blind students learn to navigate safely and independently
$10,000
(over two years)

February 2012

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
Bethlehem Haven
General operating support for services to homeless women
$50,000
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Continued support for an initiative to prevent domestic and sexual violence by addressing root causes
$30,124
HEARTH
Support for a capital campaign for a new facility to provide transitional housing to homeless women
$75,000
(over two years)
Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (P.O.W.E.R.)
Operating support for this agency that provides gender-specialized drug and alcohol treatment services to women in recovery
$40,000
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Support to conduct planning and due diligence for a potential merger
$50,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Auberle
Support for start up costs for a structured independent living program for girls’ age 16-20 who are in residential placement
$40,000
East Liberty Family Health Care Center
Continued support for the Birth Circle Program to provide doula services for pregnant teens and advocate for reimbursement of doula services
$30,000
Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation
Operating support for Girls on the Run, designed to build self esteem and confidence in girls
$15,000

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Arc of Washington County
Support to implement a comprehensive sexuality education and abuse prevention program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in group home settings
$23,000
Education Law Center
Continued support for advocacy for children with disabilities, to ensure access to appropriate educational opportunities
$30,000
Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh
To provide education to people with disabilities and disability service providers about reasonable accommodations, requests for home modifications and the appeal process when fair housing rights have been violated
$46,210
UCP/CLASS
Support to produce and distribute the Allegheny County Family Resource Guide to improve service coordination for kids with disabilities
$10,000
United Way of Allegheny County
Support for policy analysis and planning for the 21 and Able campaign, designed to improve the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities
$10,000

November 2011

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
THE PROGRAM for Offenders, Inc.
General operating support for services to female offenders who are in the residential alternative to incarceration program
$50,000
Victim Outreach Intervention Center
Strategic planning and general operating support for services to victims of domestic and sexual violence
$45,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Holy Family Institute
Support for the SNAP for Girls Program, to prevent middle school girls from becoming involved with the justice system
$30,000
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Support for the planning stage of a regional initiative to prevent domestic violence in southwestern Pennsylvania
$30,000
Rankin Christian Center
Support for after school empowerment programming for middle school girls in Rankin
$14,000

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Achieva
Continued support for advocacy to improve access to health care and dental care for people with disabilities
$55,000
Allegheny Valley School
Support for creating a program to integrate sensory experiences into dental care for consumers with complex intellectual and developmental disabilities
$43,000
Autism Connection of PA
Support for marketing and increasing capacity to serve more families of children with autism
$18,500
Best Buddies Pennsylvania
Continued support to foster friendships among students with intellectual disabilities and their non-disabled peers in six Allegheny County high schools
$15,000
Blind and Visual Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Support for the Employment Opportunities Program for youth with complex disabilities
$15,000
Center for Theater Arts
For continued support of musical theater classes and performances for adults with disabilities
$7,821
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh
Second payment to The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh – 2013 Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
Support for Child’s Way, a program to provide childcare for medically fragile infants and children with disabilities
$50,000
(over two years)
The Children’s Institute
Support for a capital campaign to renovate the grounds to provide accessible recreation for children with disabilities
$30,000
Consumer Health Coalition
Support for Health Committee for People with Disabilities and its consumer-led agenda to identify and eliminate barriers to quality, affordable health care
$35,000
McGuire Memorial Foundation
Support for a capital campaign to renovate the intermediate care facility to prove a more home-like environment for people with complex disabilities
$50,000
(over two years)
Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc.
General operating support for the Home Service Program, providing free in-home support and advocacy services to people with disabilities
$50,000
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
Support for advocacy and education efforts to improve access to healthcare for people with disabilities
$150,000
(over two years)
UCP/CLASS
Support for the renovation of an expansion office to improve coordination of services to people with disabilities
$100,000
(over three years)

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