2015

June 2015

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Continued support for an initiative to prevent domestic and sexual violence by addressing root causes
$180,000
(Over three years)
City Mission – Living Stones, Inc.
Support for the emergency shelter for homeless women
$35,000
Sisters Place, Inc.
General operating support for services to assist homeless mothers to become self-sufficient
$35,000
STANDING FIRM at NCJW, Pittsburgh Section
Support for STANDING FIRM: The Business Case to End Partner Violence
$25,000
United Way of Allegheny County
To support partnership in Southwest PA Says No More, a regional effort to prevent domestic and sexual violence
$150,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Ruling Our Experiences, Inc.
Support for expansion of the Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX!) program to empower middle school girls in rural school districts
$66,625
(Over three years)

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Support to work with federal contractors to develop a process for attracting, hiring, and retaining employees with disabilities Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
$30,000
(Over two years)

February 2015

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Support for Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) in-depth cohort training to develop local leadership among men in ending gender violence
$34,425

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Gwen’s Girls, Inc.
Support for an advocacy, empowerment and public awareness project for girls of color
$40,000
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Continued support for primary prevention efforts in southwestern Pennsylvania, focused on engaging men in domestic violence prevention
$55,000
TrueChild
Support to pilot a model mini-curriculum to improve health and wellness among Black girls
$19,938
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Support for the Black Female Leadership Development Institute, a year-long program for girls
$60,000
(over 2 years)

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Autism Housing Development Corp of Pittsburgh
Support for a new affordable housing development in Heidelberg for individuals on the autism spectrum
$20,000
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
$30,000
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Continued support to promote accessibility and inclusion in arts and cultural organizations
$25,000
Jewish Residential Services
General operating support for housing and services to support community inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities
$20,000
Pathways Foundation of SWPA
Support for the Work of Heart program, a community based job skills training program for individuals with disabilities
$15,000
United Way of Allegheny County
Support for the #IWantToWork campaign, advocating for policy change to increase employment of young adults with disabilities
$10,000

October 2014

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
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
HEARTH
Support for transitional housing services for homeless women and children
$20,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
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
$60,000
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
Support for the Saturday Academy, a teen pregnancy prevention and girls’ empowerment program
$25,000

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Achieva
Continued support for advocacy to improve access to health care and dental care for people with disabilities
$50,000 (Over 18 months)
City of Asylum Pittsburgh
Support for A (micro) Economic History of the World, a performance about economics and disability
$20,000
CLASS
General support to consolidate services for people with disabilities into one program site
$70,000 (Over two years)
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
Support for early childhood programming to prepare preschool children with hearing loss for mainstream education
$15,000
East Suburban Citizen Advocacy
Operating support to promote advocacy and inclusion for people with disabilities
$25,000
Education Law Center
Continued support for advocacy to ensure that children with disabilities have access to appropriate educational opportunities
$120,000 (Over two years)
The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh
Support for a capital campaign for the purchase of a new program center to expand programming that brings together youth with and without disabilities in inclusive friendships
$60,000 (Over three years)
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
General operating support to promote access to healthcare for people with disabilities
$150,000 (Over two years)
Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc.
Support to expand an on-campus transition program for young adults with disabilities to learn vocational and independent living skills
$135,000 (Over three years)
Volunteers of America
Support to promote employment for people with disabilities
$20,000
The Watson Institute
Support to develop online resources for families and educators of individuals with disabilities
$10,000
The Woodlands Foundation
Support to expand marketing of camps and retreats for children and adults with disabilities
$25,000

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