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

Three Rivers Business Alliance Foundation

Support for the Transgender Women Workplace Competency and Inclusion Program

October 12, 2022

$15,000.00

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

Support for women’s programming

October 12, 2022

$20,000.00

Black Women’s Policy Center

Operating support

October 12, 2022

$35,000.00

Healthy Start, Inc.

Support to strengthen advocacy to improve maternal and child health

October 12, 2022

$30,000.00

Hello Neighbor

Support for the Smart Start Program for refugee mothers

October 12, 2022

$20,000.00

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

Support for strategic planning and board development

October 12, 2022

$55,400.00

Point Park University

Support to address street harassment of girls in Pittsburgh

October 12, 2022

$27,500.00

Sisters Place, Inc.

General operating support for services to assist homeless mothers to become self-sufficient

October 12, 2022

$30,000.00

Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Support for an Intimate Partner Violence Project Coordinator, to support county-wide reform efforts

June 8, 2022

$50,000.00

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA

Support for a website redesign to increase accessibility

June 8, 2022

$9,000.00

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

June 8, 2022

$30,000.00

The Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health

Support to implement a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan to better serve women of color and women with disabilities

June 8, 2022

$25,000.00

Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER)

General operating support for services to women in recovery

June 8, 2022

$90,000.00 over 24 months

PublicSource

Support for a journalism series addressing sexual violence on college campuses

June 8, 2022

$25,000.00

New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Support for SistahSpeak! Youth Project, empowering Black girls to be advocates and organizers

February 9, 2022

$35,000.00

SisTers PGH

Operating support for Project T, transitional housing and services for transgender people of color

February 9, 2022

$25,000.00

Women’s Law Project

Support for advocating for improved response to sexual assault by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

February 9, 2022

$35,000.00

Adagio Health

Support for the Health Innovation Fund

October 13, 2021

$30,000.00

Side Project, Inc

Operating support for the Black Women's Policy Agenda

October 13, 2021

$25,000.00

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

To support Southwest PA Says No More and Coaching Boys Into Men to prevent domestic and sexual violence

October 13, 2021

$125,000.00

Bethlehem Haven

General operating support for services to homeless women

June 9, 2021

$40,000.00

Hello Neighbor

Support for the Smart Start Program for refugee mothers in partnership with Islamic Center

June 9, 2021

$15,000.00

Sisters Place, Inc.

General operating support for services to assist homeless mothers to become self-sufficient

June 9, 2021

$30,000.00

Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard

Support for a program to serve homeless female veterans

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

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.