Grants Awarded

FISA Foundation funds nonprofit organizations providing services in southwestern Pennsylvania, limited to the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bulter, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. All grants benefit women, girls or people with disabilities.

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Grants Awarded

Grant DescriptionProgram AreaAmount

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Support to prevent abuse of people with disabilities by monitoring nursing facilities and providing rights-based advocacy

June 8, 2022

$25,000.00

Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit

Operating support for the Youth Advocacy Clinic, providing legal advocacy for students of color with disabilities

June 8, 2022

$25,000.00

East Suburban Citizen Advocacy

Operating support for advocacy for people with disabilities, particularly addressing abuse and neglect

June 8, 2022

$25,000.00

HAVIN, Inc.

Support to address and prevent abuse of people with disabilities

June 8, 2022

$10,000.00

InVision Foundation

Support for the Signals Program, an individualized program to allow people with disabilities who have problematic sexual behaviors to live safely in the community

June 8, 2022

$20,000.00

Jewish Family and Childrens Service

Support for advocacy for immigrants with disabilities who are wrongly denied U.S. citizenship

June 8, 2022

$24,965.00

Mainstay Life Services

Support for technology initiatives that promote health, wellness, safety, and independence for adults with intellectual disabilities living in the community

June 8, 2022

$20,000.00

Neighborhood Allies

Support to create wealth building opportunities for African American families that have children with disabilities

June 8, 2022

$20,000.00

PEAL Center

Support for the Imagine Different Coalition’s project to expand family living options for children with disabilities in Allegheny County

June 8, 2022

$11,866.00

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Operating support to advocate for the healthcare needs of people with disabilities in southwest PA

June 8, 2022

$45,000.00

Pittsburghers for Public Transit

Operating support to integrate disability justice into advocacy for accessible public transit

June 8, 2022

$25,000.00

SPHS C.A.R.E. Center

Support for addressing and preventing sexual violence in individuals with disabilities

June 8, 2022

$25,755.00

Center for Hearing & Deaf Services

Support for marketing, education and outreach

June 8, 2022

$25,000.00

City of Asylum Pittsburgh

Support for ASL Poetry and Storytelling Slam

June 8, 2022

$10,000.00

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Allegheny County

Support to provide advocacy for teenage girls of color and children with disabilities who have been abused or neglected

June 8, 2022

$20,000.00

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Support for the Children's Hospital Advisory Network for Guidance and Empowerment Program (CHANGE)

October 13, 2021

$10,000.00

CLASS

Support for the Residential Services Virtual Infrastructure project

October 13, 2021

$25,000.00

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech

Support for the Language-based Preschool Program

October 13, 2021

$25,000.00

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh

Support for inclusive social and employment programs for adults with disabilities

October 13, 2021

$25,000.00

Pittsburgh Promise

To support participation in the Pittsburgh Promise by students with disabilities

October 13, 2021

$10,000.00

Robert Morris University

Support to increase participation of people with disabilities on nonprofit boards

October 13, 2021

$20,000.00

Steelwheelers

Support for the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers Pilot Community Engagement Project

October 13, 2021

$23,500.00

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Support for the Peer Navigator Program at the UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic

October 13, 2021

$16,000.00

ACHIEVA

Support for the Defendants with Disabilities project

October 13, 2021

$24,486.00

Grantee Spotlights

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Autism Urban Connections

Autism Urban Connections is the first and only African American, minority, family focused Autism nonprofit in Pennsylvania. 

Black Women's Policy Center

Pittsburgh is often lauded as among the most livable cities in the country. While this may be true for some, it is certainly not the case for Black women.

STANDING FIRM

FISA’s support helped to launch and scale STANDING FIRM’s efforts to engage employers to Recognize the warning signs of abuse, Respond with support, and Refer employees to get free and confidential help through community-based services.

Gwen's Girls and the Black Girls Equity Alliance

For the last twenty years, Gwen’s Girls has focused on empowering girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education, and experiences.

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Pennsylvania Health Law Project

As PHLP uncovers individuals’ barriers to healthcare, it uses this information as it monitors and analyzes proposed policy changes and legislation. PHLP then works with its clients and other advocates to push for policy and program changes to improve access to healthcare for people with disabilities, and other low-income populations. .

FISA Foundation is so proud of our grantees and partners who are working to improve the lives of women, girls and people with disabilities every day.