Women’s Health

Grant Description Amount
Consumer Health Coalition
Child Health Insurance Enrollment Campaign
Focus on Renewal
For transportation of parents and children involved in the Positive Parenting Program
National Council of Jewish Women
The Silent Witness Initiative
National Council of Jewish Women
Race for the Cure
Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery
For planning and start-up of a gender-specific intensive outpatient program for drug and alcohol counseling for women
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
For expansion of the Parents in Prevention Program, which provides intensive educational services focused on sexual assault issues, in collaboration with Head Start
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
For a case management program to help residents successfully make the transition from shelter to a violence-free home
YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh
For renovation of the Encore Plus facility where health promotion services aimed at early detection of breast and cervical cancer are coordinated

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Arthritis Foundation
For expansion of the Home Assessment Program for underserved arthritis patients
The Bradley Center
To upgrade the Home-based Program for Families of Children with Autism
Center for Violence and Injury Control
To implement the start-up of a multidimensional bicycle helmet promotion coalition in the City of Pittsburgh
Chatham College
To fund the FISA Rehabilitation Lecture
The Children’s Institute
1998 Phyllis Reymer Totten Fund Award
DePaul Institute
To fund computer equipment to program the Cochlear Implant 24M, a device that provides sound information for individuals with profound hearing impairments
Disability Funders Network
1998 Membership Dues
Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh
Support for construction of a new on-site child care facility for use by Goodwill employees who are disabled and other members of the community
Jewish Association on Aging
For the creation of a multifaceted secondary disability prevention program at Council Care Adult Day Services designed to maintain the physical health status of clients, thus preventing or delaying their move to more institutionalized care
Life’sWork of Western PA
To provide paid internships for students with severe disabilities who are in transition from school to work
McGuire Memorial Foundation
To purchase wheelchairs for children with severe disabilities
Pittsburgh Vision Services
To supplement the equipment used for exercise and recreation in the Personal Adjustment to Blindness Training Program
Radio Information Service
Support for daily, 24-hour broadcasts of newspapers and other publications for individuals who are visually impaired or have another disability that prevents reading
Riding for the Handicapped
For the Adopt-a-Horse Program, to provide food and board for two horses that are used for physical and recreational therapy for people with disabilities
Three Rivers Rowing Association
1998 Jefferson Award
For start-up of a music therapy program in two adult day health centers for clients with developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and chronic pain
The Watson Institute
For the establishment of an augmentative communications lending library for the children at D.T. Watson Educational Services
William & Mildred Orr Compassionate Care Center
Support for care for homeless people who need a place to recuperate following a hospital stay
Winchester Thurston School
For installation of an elevator to make the city campus wheelchair accessible
The Woodlands Foundation
Support for construction of a new outdoor area for adaptive sports at the Woodlands, a residential camping and retreat center for children and adults with physical disabilities
YMCA Camps Kon-O-Kwee & Spencer
For handicapped accessible bathrooms for the people with disabilities who visit Camp Spencer


Grant Description Amount
Catholic Charitites / Diocese of Pittsburgh
Bishop’s Annual Dinner for Catholic Charities
Grantmakers in Health
For general support of this national organization serving the professional needs of foundations involved in health and human services philanthropy
Health Policy Institute
For operating support for this organization that seeks to enhance health in the Pittsburgh region by improving the policies and other decisions that influence it

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