Grant Description Amount
Alice Paul House
Continued funding for a collaboration with the Child Advocacy Center to break cycles of domestic violence in families reporting child abuse
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
To support access to and engagement in treatment for maternal depression among at-risk pregnant women and mothers who are enrolled in the HealthChoices Program in Allegheny County
Bethlehem Haven
Support for the emergency shelter and aftercare programs for homeless women
Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
For development of a strategic communications plan to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
For client tracking software and support for services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.
To support the Nurse Family Partnership, a home visitation program that improves the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income first-time mothers
To expand and enhance school based programming focused on prevention of sexual and domestic violence
Support for the transitional housing program for homeless women and their children at Benedictine Place
Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
To support the fourth annual community domestic violence event, celebrating surviving intimate partner violence
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Sponsorship for the 2006 SAVE Walk, a collaboration of six Allegheny County victims’ services agencies to raise funds for victims of violence
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Support for Victim Services’ three strategic planning meetings
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
To support a regional collaboration between victim service agencies in southwestern Pennsylvania, with the goal of ending sexual and domestic violence
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
To support outreach and education programs for women with disabilities
Victim Outreach Intervention Center
Continued support to improve the response to victims of domestic violence in the child welfare system


Grant Description Amount
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania/Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project
To clarify legal guidelines and treatment standards and provide trainings for hospital personnel and advocates who care for minors following a sexual assault
Carnegie Mellon University
To support the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS), which empowers at-risk middle school girls by teaching them negotiation skills
The Center that C.A.R.E.S. / One Vision One Life
To support young women and girls at-risk of and/or engaged in violence
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
For the Girls Connect Program, providing workshops for girls with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis and their mothers
East End Cooperative Ministry
To support Points of Healthy Youth Sustainability, Engagement, and Development (PHYSED) an intervention program for high-risk middle and high school girls in Pittsburgh’s East End
Girl Scouts of Beaver and Lawrence Counties, Inc.
To support the Diamond Girl Program, which empowers middle- and high school-age girls in New Castle through mentoring and skill development
Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc.
Support for after-school mentoring and skill-building programs that pair college-age women with elementary school girls to promote empowerment and self-esteem
$70,000 over three years
UPMC Shadyside
Support for an established teen pregnancy prevention initiative, Promoting Adolescent Development through Sexuality Education, at Lincoln and Faison intermediate schools
$90,000 over three years
The Washington Hospital Foundation
Continued support for ECHO (Educating Children for Healthy Outcomes), an intensive one-on-one early intervention program that reaches out to young girls to prevent teen pregnancy
$70,000 over two years

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
accessAbilities, Inc.
To increase disability awareness and promote community integration of people with disabilities through expansion of community education programs
$50,000 over two years
The Arc of Westmoreland, Inc.
To improve transition planning for youth with disabilities in Westmoreland County by educating parents and service providers
Carnegie Institute
To raise disability awareness and ensure that the deaf community can access Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, a traveling exhibit of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
For outreach to children with disabilities through Museum on the Move
Center for Theater Arts
For continued support of musical theater classes and performances for adults with disabilities

Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant

Consumer Health Coalition
Continued support for a consumer-led agenda to identify and eliminate barriers to quality, affordable health care for people with disabilities
$98,000 over two years
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Allegheny County
Continued funding to provide advocacy for children with disabilities who have been abused or neglected
$30,000 over three years
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
For the Public Education Project – to raise awareness among parents and practitioners about treatment options for childhood hearing loss
Duquesne University Nonprofit Leadership Institute
For an initiative of the Boards-by-Design Program focused on placing individuals with disabilities on nonprofit boards of directors
The Early Learning Institute
For replacement of floor covering at the Ohio Valley Preschool, where children with and without disabilities learn in an integrated setting
Easter Seals of Western PA
For expansion of the Disability Awareness Program
Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh
To promote more diverse and inclusive communities by exposing and reducing housing discrimination against people with sensory disabilities
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
For a multi-faceted initiative to increase outreach to people with disabilities living in poverty
$60,000 over two years
Heritage Health Foundation, Inc.
Continued support for Team Educators for Child Safety (TECHS), a coalition of agencies focused on disability and injury prevention through the use of appropriate car seats
$20,000 over two years
Lifesteps, Inc.
Support for an accessible playground where children with and without disabilities can play together
Mainstay Life Services
Support for a summer respite camp for adults with developmental disabilities
McGuire Memorial Foundation
For expansion of the School at McGuire Memorial in order to serve more children, especially those with autism
Mental Health Association of Allegheny County
Continued support for the Let Our Voices Be Heard cross-disability coalition, to engage a diverse membership of people with physical, sensory and/or mental disabilities in advocating for policy change
$40,040 over two years
Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
To train professionals serving people with developmental disabilities about sexuality and reproductive health issues
Radio Information Service
Sponsorship of 30th Anniversary event
Administrative support and scholarships for the 2007 Pittsburgh Employment Conference for people with disabilities who use augmentative communication
United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh
Sponsorship of 2006 Community Heroes Awards Dinner
United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh
To support a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, that is designed to provide with the support they need to fully include children with disabilities in social activities.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
For expansion of the Center for People with Special Needs and related curriculum development
Variety the Children’s Charity
Support for the Kids on the Go! Program, which provides adaptive equipment to children with disabilities
The Woodlands Foundation
Toward the construction of a fully accessible Wellness and Fitness Center, equipped with adaptive exercise equipment and accessible examination tables


Grant Description Amount
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
2007 Membership Dues

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