2017

June 2017

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
Adagio Health
Support to develop a coalition to advocate for women’s health issues

$25,000

Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER)
General operating support for services to women in recovery from addiction
$35,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
New Voices for Reproductive Justice
Support for the SistahSpeak! Youth Project, to empower Black girls to be advocates and organizers
$30,000
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Support for the planning phase of a domestic violence prevention communications campaign in southwestern Pennsylvania
$10,000

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
accessAbilities, Inc.
Support for enhanced technology and staff training for the Personal Assistance program for people with disabilities
$35,000
Education Law Center
Continued support for advocacy to ensure that children with disabilities in southwest PA have access to appropriate educational opportunities
$120,000
Over two years
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
General operating support to promote access to healthcare for people with disabilities in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
$150,000
Over two years
Pittsburgh Promise
Support to increase participation in the Pittsburgh Promise by Pittsburgh Public School students with disabilities and African American girls
$20,000
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
Support for construction of a pedestrian bridge to connect two campus buildings
$10,000

February 2017

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
Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education
Support for ten colleges to participate in The Green Dot bystander training, an evidence supported program to prevent campus sexual violence
$10,000
STANDING FIRM at NCJW, Pittsburgh Section
Operating support for STANDING FIRM: The Business Case to End Partner Violence
$50,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
Support to pilot Sisterhood 2.0, an education intervention to prevent sexual violence of African American teen-age girls
$9,500
Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania
Continued support for GirlGov, a program that empowers high school girls through advocacy education, girl-led grantmaking, and interactions with legislators
$30,000

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
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
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Continued support for the 21 and Able initiative, designed to improve the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities
$50,000
Vera Institute of Justice
Support to build the capacity of disability serving organizations and victim service providers to address abuse of people with disabilities
$67,000

October 2016

Grants larger than $5,000

Women

Grant Description Amount
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
To support partnership in Southwest PA Says No More, a regional effort to prevent domestic and sexual violence
$175,000

Girls

Grant Description Amount
Gwen’s Girls, Inc.
Support for “SEE THE BEST IN ME”, an advocacy, empowerment and public awareness project for Black girls
$46,700
PublicSource
Support for a multidimensional journalism project on the inequities that Black girls face in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
$24,500

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Arc of Washington County
Continued support of the Me Too program, providing sexuality education and abuse prevention for adults with intellectual disabilities
$20,000
Autism Connection of PA
General operating support to provide information, referral and advocacy for individuals with autism and their families
$20,000
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Support for planning/oversight of implementation of Managed Long-term Services and Supports for people with disabilities
$25,000
Life’sWork of Western Pennsylvania
To provide supported employment services to people with complex disabilities
$20,000
Volunteers of America Pennsylvania
General operating support to promote employment for people with disabilities
$15,000
The Woodlands Foundation
Support for Camp BLOOM (Building Lifestyles for Ongoing Opportunities and Movement) a reverse inclusion program for teens with and without disabilities
$7,000

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