Women’s Health

Grant Description Amount
Alle-Kiski Area Hope Center, Inc.
Toward construction of HOPE House, providing up to 24 months of safe transitional housing for victims of domestic violence
Brownsville General Hospital
Toward WomanKind 2002, a program providing health education and screenings for low-income women in rural counties
Circle C Youth and Family Services
For renovations and facility improvements at the Oasis Group Home for adolescent females
Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America
Support for four breakout sessions on “Women and Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” at the 2002 Patient and Family IBD Educational Conference
Every Child, Inc.
To start a program for birthing healthy infants by providing prenatal, postnatal and doula support for pregnant women and teens who are disabled
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
Homes Build Hope
Support for the purchase and renovation of a building to serve as a shelter for homeless women and families
Magee-Womens Health Foundation
Table sponsor for the 2001 Celebration of Women
Mars Home for Youth
Support for an emergency evaluation of girls who have been removed from their homes in a crisis situation
National Council of Jewish Women
To advance research, education, screening and treatment for breast cancer, including special outreach to women with disabilties
Pittsburgh Mercy Foundation
For a scientific study to determine the impact of universal screening for domestic violence on healthcare costs
Providence Connections, Inc.
Support for the purchase and renovation of a permanent facility for the Providence Family Support Center
Washington Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Partial support to purchase and insure a van for client transportation
Women & Philanthropy
2002 Membership Dues
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Bronze level sponsorship for 2002 Spring Clothes Out
YWCA of Westmoreland County
For the Mothers’ Center Program, providing parenting education in a supportive atmosphere for mothers and their young children

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
Support for the evaluation component of KICC – Kids Included in Child Care in the 21st Century, promoting greater opportunities for inclusion of children with disabilities in community child care
Allegheny County Medical Society
Toward construction of a handicapped-accessible playground at YMCA Camps Kon-O-Kwee & Spencer
The Arc of Westmoreland, Inc.
For specialized creative play equipment in a sensory garden for children with developmental disabilities
Best Buddies International, Inc.
To support the start-up of a Pittsburgh office for Best Buddies so that one-to-one friendships can be established between college and high school students and young people with mental retardation
Best Friends, Inc.
Operating support for inclusive programs that foster friendships between children with and without disabilities
Center for Creative Play
Support for the purchase and renovation of a new facility
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh
To purchase equipment for needy families whose medically-fragile babies are in the Transitional Infant Care Hospital
Consumer Health Coalition
To promote health insurance coverage for people with all types of disabilities, particularly during life transitions (childhood to adulthood, welfare-to-work, and institutionalization to independence
$54,500 over two years
Disability Funders Network
2002 Institutional Membership dues
Easter Seals of Western PA
To expand the adult day services program to serve more young adults with disabilities
Heritage Health Foundation, Inc.
For the salary of a part-time coordinator for this multi-faceted initiative to increase helmet ownership and usage among children in Pittsburgh with the goal of decreasing traumatic brain injury
Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania
For “Every Contact Counts,” a program designed to help healthcare providers learn about the unique needs of patients with physical disabilities and initiate dialogue for removing attitudinal and physical barriers to care
$84,559 over two years
Metro Family Practice, Inc.
For sign language interpreter services for underinsured patients who are hearing impaired
National Council on Independent Living
Support for the urgent needs of people with disabilities affected by the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States
Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association
For education and support for individuals with Neurofibromatosis
Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc.
For improvement and expansion of free in-home support services for people with developmental disabilities
Pittsburgh Vision Services
To initiate a rental program for closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs), which project and magnify images for people with low vision
$50,000 over two years
Support for the 2001 Pittsburgh Employment Conference for Augmentative Communicators
Special Olympics Pennsylvania
To enable seven athletes from southwestern Pennsylvania to compete in the 2002 Summer Games at Pennsylvania State University
UCP of Pittsburgh
Sponsorship of 2002 Community Heroes Awards Dinner
UCP Foundation of SW PA
Support for construction of a pediatric extended care facility for children who are medically fragile
The Watson Institute
Support for construction of a website focused on providing the latest educational, medical and therapeutic developments pertaining to autism and related disorders
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
Support for design and construction of a garden and outdoor play space for children who are blind
Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
For audiological equipment to outfit a new Mobile Diagnostic Unit
Working Order
For replication and dissemination of a program model that promotes employment opportunities for people with disabilities through entrepreneurship and community partnerships
$90,000 over three years


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
2002 Membership Dues
Health Policy Institute
Operating support to enhance health in the Pittsburgh region by improving the policies and other decisions that influence it
University of Pittsburgh / Center for Minority Health
Support for the Second Annual National Leadership Summit on Minority Health

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