Women’s Health

Grant Description Amount
ACTION-Housing, Inc.
Salary and benefits for an additional case manager for the Homeless Families Service Program
Bethlehem Haven
Funding for Project Employ, providing job training and transitional employment for homeless women
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Capital Campaign donation for renovations to make the shelter accessible for women with disabilities
Family Health Council
General operating support for Healthy Start House, which provides short-term residential care for low-income pregnant women and new mothers who are experiencing medical complications or homelessness
Family Resources
For general operating expenses relating to Warmline, a telephone support, information and referral service for parents and caregivers
FamilyLinks at the Whale’s Tale
General operating support for the Bridge Housing Program for teen parents
Girls Hope of Pittsburgh
General support for this residential program for girls who have academic and leadership potential but have been affected by adverse family conditions
For new outreach efforts at this transitional housing program for women and children who face the crisis of homelessness
Lydia’s Place, Inc.
For support of the Family Reunification Enhancement Effort (F.R.E.E), providing intervention services to female offenders, their children and the children’s caregivers during and after incarceration
Mom’s House, Inc. of Pittsburgh
To build a handicapped-accessible entrance and covered porch at the Northside facility of this agency, which provides daycare to enable low-income student parents to complete their education
National Council of Jewish Women
Toward the speaker’s fee for the Opening Program on Voluntarism. The keynote speaker was Ms. Marci Shimoff, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul
National Council of Jewish Women
For the Mammogram Voucher Program of the 1999 Race for the Cure
Planned Parenthood of Western PA, Inc.
For general operating support of two components of the Community Education Program: the special needs program for individuals who are developmentally disabled and the Baby Think it Over Program
Providence Connections, Inc.
Salary support for a family development specialist at the Providence Family Support Center
Travelers Aid Society
Support for the Prenatal/Postnatal Mobile Moms Transportation Assistance Program
Victim Outreach Intervention Center
For start-up funding of a substance abuse case management program for victims of domestic violence
William & Mildred Orr Compassionate Care Center
General operating support of this agency that provides care for homeless people in need of a place to recuperate following a hospital stay
Womansplace of Western PA, Inc.
Start-up funding of the Bridge Housing Program for women who are making the transition from shelter to independent living
Women & Philanthropy
1999 Membership dues
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
For one year of unanticipated rental costs for the Legal Advocacy Department
Women’s Funding Network
1999 Associate Membership dues

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Allegheny Valley School
1999 Jefferson Award Recipient
American Heart Association
For the Stroke Connection Awareness Program targeted at women in southwestern Pennsylvania
Best Friends, Inc.
Operating support for inclusive programs that foster friendships between children with and without disabilities
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
For Museum on the Move, an outreach program for special needs audiences
Center for Creative Play
For the Inclusive Arts Initiative, to introduce children with disabilities to a variety of the arts in an inclusive, family-friendly setting
Chatham College
To fund the 1999 FISA Rehabilitation Lecture: “Healthcare in a Changing Culture” featuring Mary Catherine Bateson, Ph.D.
The Children’s Institute
1999 Phyllis Reymer Totten Fund Award
Disability Funders Network
1999 Membership Dues
The Early Learning Institute
For the purchase of playground equipment, storage units, furnishings and developmental toys for the Ohio Valley Center
The Ellis School
For installation of an elevator to make the campus more accessible
The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh
Capital campaign support for the renovation of a building to serve as a respite center providing short-term care for people with retardation
Glade Run Lutheran Services
For expansion of the Therapeutic Animal Program to include children with physical disabilities
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
To sustain and expand the Volunteer Training Project for people with disabilities
Heritage Health Foundation, Inc.
Administrative support for this multi-faceted initiative to increase helmet ownership and usage among children in the city of Pittsburgh with the goal of decreasing traumatic brain injury
Hope Network
For a study aimed at investigating the long-term outcome of traumatic brain injury on women who survive it
Life’sWork of Western PA
To provide paid internships for students with severe disabilities who are in transition from school to work
Lupus Foundation of America
For educational outreach in southwestern Pennsylvania
McGuire Memorial Foundation
For the purchase and repair of wheelchairs used by resident children with severe developmental disabilities
One to One: Citizen Advocacy
For a program to recruit, train and support citizen advocates for people with disabilities who reside in nursing homes in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh CLO
For operating support for the New Horizons Program, offering musical theater training for people with physical and developmental disabilities
Recordings for Recovery
For free memberships for those who cannot afford to join this organization that operates a music lending library to enhance the quality of life of special needs populations
Riding for the Handicapped
For the Adopt-a-Horse Program, providing room and board for two horses that are used for physical and recreational therapy for people with disabilities
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh
For the ADA Accessible Capital Improvements Project at this home for families of critically ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals
Special Olympics Pennsylvania
To enable one Allegheny County athlete to participate in the 1999 World Summer Games in North Carolina
UCP of Pittsburgh
Stipends to help individuals with brain injury regain behavioral and social skills through social interaction
University of Pittsburgh/Center for Injury Research and Control
For Think First for Kids, a comprehensive brain and spinal cord injury prevention program in the City of Pittsburgh elementary schools
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation
For expansion, relocation and operation of the Summer Camp for Burned Children
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
For the Toddler Program, providing comprehensive transdisciplinary early intervention to help babies who are severely visually impaired get a head start on their education
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Operating support for the Center on Deafness, a multidisciplinary program offering school-to-work and school-to-post secondary education opportunities to adults who are deaf or hearing impaired


Grant Description Amount
Grantmakers in Health
For general support of this national organization serving the professional needs of foundations involved in health and human services philanthropy
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
1999 Membership dues
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
The Information Collaborative
Support for a resource Guide for Families of Children with Special Needs

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