2013

June 2013

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
Bethlehem Haven
General operating support for services to homeless women
$40,000
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Continued support for an initiative to prevent domestic and sexual violence by addressing root causes
$39,700
Sisters Place, Inc.
General operating support for services to assist homeless mothers to become self-sufficient
$25,000
Uniontown Hospital
Support for an accessible birthing bed for the triage unit in the renovated Family Beginnings Birthing Center
$15,000
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Support expansion of Men Embracing Non-violence and Safety (MEN/S), a batterer’s intervention program
$40,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
Support for Healthy Allegheny Teens Survey (HATS) to collect local data about adolescent health and risk behaviors
$25,000
Girls Hope of Pittsburgh
Continued 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
Holy Family Institute
Support for the Girls Growing Up Healthy program, a component of SNAP (Stop Now and Plan), an evidence based delinquency prevention program
$10,000

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Continued support for the Employment Opportunities Program for young adults with vision and/or other disabilities
$30,000
(over two years)
The Early Learning Institute
Support to evaluate a pilot project to promote inclusion in mainstream child care/early learning settings
$20,000
Education Law Center
Continued support for advocacy to ensure that children with disabilities have access to appropriate educational opportunities, and to provide support to the Local Task Force on the Right to Education for Students with Disabilities
$40,000
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Support to continue engaging volunteers with disabilities in repackaging donated food
$32,720
(over two years)
Mainstay Life Services
Support for a summer respite and recreation camp for adults with developmental disabilities
$7,500
North Side Christian Health Center
To improve access to health care and dental care for people with disabilities
$20,000
PA Connecting Communities
General operating support for services to promote community inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities
$20,000
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Support for an autism friendly performance of The Lion King
$25,000

February 2013

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
Adagio Health
Support to provide breast and cervical cancer screening for uninsured women in the nine rural counties served by FISA
$50,000
Sojourner House
General operating support for services to women in recovery from addiction and a challenge appeal to engage new donors
$35,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Continued support for primary prevention efforts in southwestern Pennsylvania, focused on engaging men in domestic violence prevention
$53,751
Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania
Support for GirlGov, a program that empowers high school girls through advocacy education, girl-led grantmaking, and interactions with legislators
$60,000
(over two years)

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Achieva
Continued support for advocacy to improve access to health care and dental care for people with disabilities, focusing on improving transitions from pediatric to adult care
$51,017
Best Buddies Pennsylvania
To foster friendships among middle school, high school and college students with intellectual disabilities and their non-disabled peers
$20,000
St. Anthony School Programs
Support for vocational training for young adults with intellectual disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood
$25,000
The Verland Foundation, Inc.
Support for a nursing coordinator to oversee health care for adults with complex disabilities who live in community homes
$64,000
(over two years)
The Woodlands Foundation
Capacity building support for this fully accessible retreat center serving people with disabilities
$25,000

October 2012

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
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
Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Continued support for the Nurse Family Partnership, a home visitation program focused on improving the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income first-time mothers and their children
$40,000
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Support for implementation of Coaching Boys into Men and other primary prevention activities
$120,000
(over three years)

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Carnegie Mellon University
To implement Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS) curriculum to teach girls negotiation skills in several Allegheny County middle and high schools
$80,000
(over three years)
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
Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania
Support to implement skill based empowerment programs for middle school girls in Allegheny County
$40,000
Women’s Law Project
Support to improve Title IX compliance in public school athletics throughout southwestern Pennsylvania
$92,000
(over three years)

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
accessAbilities, Inc.
General operating support for services to help people with disabilities lead dignified independent lives in the community
$50,000
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
$45,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Allegheny County
To provide advocacy for children with disabilities who have been abused or neglected
$37,500
(over three years)
Pathways of Southwestern Pennsylvania
General operating support for Your Child’s Place, a pediatric extended day care facility for medically fragile children
$25,000
United Way of Allegheny County
Support for the policy advocacy component of the 21 and Able campaign, designed to improve the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities
$40,000
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Support to expand the Center for Patients with Special Needs to serve more children with disabilities
$250,000
(over five years)

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