Grant Description Amount
Alice Paul House
To support a collaboration with the Child Advocacy Center to break cycles of domestic violence in families reporting child abuse
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)
To support the development of two parallel online interdisciplinary educational curricula that will improve health care for women with disabilities – a self management program for patients and a training program for health professionals
$100,000 over two years
Blackburn Center
General operating support for services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
Genesis of Pittsburgh, Inc.
For board development and fundraising consultation
General operating support for shelter and counseling services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
The Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health
To expand services so that a greater number of marginalized women will have access to quality health care, education and support
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
To screen women with Multiple Sclerosis for domestic violence and increase victims’ access to services by providing emergency assistance
$60,000 over two years
National Network to End Domestic Violence
To support domestic violence programs and individual victims in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
To support an educational event in Washington County for survivors of ovarian cancer and their families
Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (P.O.W.E.R.)
General operating support for this agency that provides gender-specialized drug and alcohol treatment services to recovering women
PERSAD Center, Inc.
To raise awareness about domestic violence in the lesbian community
$38,920 over two years
Relief Fund for Sexual Assault Victims
To support sexual assault victims and rape crisis programs affected by Hurricane Katrina
Sisters Place, Inc.
To sponsor a challenge appeal to increase the number of donors to this agency that provides housing for homeless women and their children
Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe)
To improve response to victims of domestic violence who are involved with the child welfare system
The Washington County Community Foundation
To support publication of a report and conference in conjunction with the Women of Philanthropy Education and Development Campaign
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
2005 Jefferson Award
Working Hearts
To support the 2006 Working Hearts Day and May Community Challenge


Grant Description Amount
Circle C Youth and Family Services
For renovations and facility improvements at the Oasis Group Home for adolescent females
Community Foundation of Greene County
For expansion to Greene County of the Echo (Educating Children for Healthy Outcomes) Program, an intensive one-on-one early intervention program for young girls at risk for early child bearing
Derry Area School District Foundation
To support Club Ophelia, an after school program where adolescent girls learn positive communication skills and assertiveness
Girl Scouts – Trillium Council
To support the Pulse Program, after school discussion groups for girls ages 11 to 13 focusing on empowerment and safety
Girl Scounts – Trillium Council
To support two presentations on the study, The New Normal? What Girls Say About Healthy Living, which documents girl’s perceptions about their emotional and physical health
Ivy Charitable Endowment of Pittsburgh, Inc./Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Continuing support for On Track and Camp AKA, providing mentoring, tutoring, and enrichment activities for girls in Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh
Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sponsorship for the 2006 Girls on the Run 5K event
Mars Home for Youth
To support an agency initiative to improve the gender responsiveness of residential services for girls
Sarah Heinz House
To support girls’ after school and summer programming
Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc.
To expand an after-school mentoring and skill-building program that pairs college-age women with elementary school girls to promote empowerment and self-esteem
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
To support a pregnancy prevention pilot for mothers and their teenage daughters
Ward Home, Inc.
To support the start-up of a new Supervised Independent Living facility for teen mothers
Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania
For costs incurred by the Girlcott
Women’s Funding Network
To support a girls grantmaking workshop at the 22nd Annual Conference in Pittsburgh on May 4-6, 2006

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
ACTION-Housing, Inc.
Administrative support for the Accessibility Modification Program providing free accessibility improvements to the homes of low-income persons with disabilities
Adagio Health
To purchase accessible examination tables and provide disability training for the medical staff at 12 sites with the goal of improving access to health care for women with disabilities
Allegheny East Mental Health & Mental Retardation Center, Inc.
To support renovation and marketing of the EveryOne an Artist Gallery featuring the work of artists with disabilities
To teach benefits management skills to youth with disabilities with the goal of improving career planning and employment outcomes
Arc Human Services, Inc.
Support for Camp Laughalot and Club Arc providing structured programming for children with mental retardation in Washington, Greene and southern Allegheny counties
The ARC of Indiana County
To expand and enhance parent involvement in transition planning for youth with disabilities
Blind and Visual Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Employment training for youth and young adults with vision impairments
Blueroof Technologies
To purchase a display screen to showcase their Model Cottage at the White House Conference on Aging December 12-14, 2005
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
For equipment and renovations at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to help with the transition from analog audiocassettes to digital talking books
Center for Creative Play
To promote socialization and play and increase access to respite services for families of children with disabilities by providing scholarships for those with limited incomes
The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime
To improve access to services for people who become disabled as a result of victimization
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America
To produce an instructional DVD to empower families to maximize speech potential in children with speech apraxia by incorporating speech practice into everyday life
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh
Capital campaign to build a new facility offering services to families of children with disabilities
The Children’s Institute
Support for the Capital Campaign for an Amazing Future, to create an Activities of Daily Living Apartment to ease the transition from rehabilitation to home
Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant
The Children’s Institute
2006 Phyllis Reymer Totten Fund Award
City Theatre
To promote disability awareness through the production of Pyretown, that featured a lead actor with a physical disability
Cornerstone Care
To purchase accessible medical and dental equipment for clinical sites in Greene, Fayette and Washington Counties to improve healthcare for patients with disabilities
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Allegheny County (CASA)
To provide advocacy for children with disabilities who have been abused or neglected
Disability Funders Network
To support the Rapid Response Fund which provides direct assistance to people with disabilities as it is needed by agencies and individuals
Down Syndrome Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Speaker honorarium
Duquesne University Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI)
To support planning for an initiative to place individuals with disabilities on nonprofit boards of directors
Heritage Health Foundation, Inc.
Support for Team Educators for Child Safety, a coalition of agencies focused on disability prevention through the use of appropriate car seats
Life’s Work of Western PA
To support the Transitional Employment Program in Washington, Fayette, and Westmoreland counties for people with disabilities who are unable to engage in traditional employment
Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
For enhancement of the Medical Home Project, educating southwestern Pennsylvania physician practices about how to coordinate health care and human services for patients with disabilities transitioning from pediatric to adult care
PA Connecting Communities
For board capacity building, strategic planning, and operating support for life-enhancing community activities that reduce isolation for people with disabilities
Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc.
Operating support for the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, providing free in-home support and advocacy services to people with disabilities
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
To educate consumers with disabilities and the professionals who work with them about the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program
Pittsburgh Chapter #1 of SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People)
To support Working Together, a conference to promote employment for people with hearing impairments
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Towards replacement of the infrared hearing system at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts to provide access for patrons with hearing and visual impairments
Pittsburgh Foundation
For the Host Committee for the Council on Foundation’s 2006 Annual Conference, May 6-9, 2006
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
For an accessible chariot on the carousel in the plaza at the new entrance to Schenley Park
Pressley Ridge Foundation
For training and clinical supervision to introduce trauma sensitive and coercive free care to the staff at Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf, as part of a best practices model to significantly reduce the use of restraints
Slippery Rock University Foundation, inc.
Support for community service learning programs that provide physical activity to individuals with disabilities as part of the Adaptive Physical Education Program
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
For sponsorship of the 2006 Race for the Cure for planning women with disabilities outreach program
United Cerebral Palsy of SW PA
Support for capital campaign for renovations of a building to house the pediatric extended care facility, creative play center and early intervention program
University of Pittsburgh/Center for Research on Health Care
To improve the recognition and accessibility of Mental Health services for deaf and hard of hearing people in Allegheny County
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
To develop a training curriculum in order to expand the number of psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and special education teachers who are able to work successfully with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
To update equipment used to teach young people with vision impairments to prepare food independently

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