Grant Description Amount
Crisis Center North, Inc.

To respond to the economic downturn by increasing direct assistance to victims of domestic violence

Domestic Violence Services of Fayette County Inc

Support for professional development of the executive director and operating support for shelter services

Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.

Support for the Nurse Family Partnership, a home visitation program that improves the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income first-time mothers and their children

Light of Life Rescue Mission

General operating support for services for homeless women

Lydia’s Place, Inc.

Support for a fundraising challenge grant to this agency that helps female offenders and their children rebuild their lives

National Council of Jewish Women

Sponsorship for the Opening Meeting Program focused on the topic of Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force

Support for implementation of the Girlfriends Project, providing HIV awareness and prevention information to African-American women

$89,700 (over two years)
THE PROGRAM for Offenders, Inc.

General operating support for services to female offenders who are in the residential alternative to incarceration program

Sisters Place, Inc.

General operating support for services to assist homeless women become self-sufficient

Mary Anderson Sheehan Memorial Grant

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Sponsorship of the 2009 Race for the Cure

University of Pittsburgh Office of Research

Support for the planning phase of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Partner Violence Business Initiative to engage employers in addressing domestic violence in the workplace

University of Pittsburgh Office of Research

Support for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Partner Violence Initiative to engage employers in addressing domestic violence in the workplace

Victim Outreach Intervention Center

Support for an economic empowerment program to help victims escape cycles of domestic violence

$70,000 (over two years)
Womansplace Inc.

Sponsorship of the 2008 SAVE Walk, a collaboration of six Allegheny County victim services agencies

Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania

Support for a study of the impact of the economic recession on women in Pennsylvania

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Support for the 19th Annual Spring Clothes Out



Grant Description Amount
Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County

Support for the 2009 Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference

The Consortium for Public Education

To pilot the Expect Respect teen dating violence prevention program in six school districts in collaboration with Womansplace

$40,000 (over two years)
Earthen Vessels Outreach

Support for a Performing Arts Initiative to engage at-risk girls in mentoring and empowerment through dance

East End Cooperative Ministry

Support for Points of Healthy Youth Sustainability, Engagement, and Development (PHYSED), an intervention program for at-risk middle and high school girls in Pittsburgh’s East End

$65,000 (over two years)
The First Tee of Pittsburgh

To develop a gender-specific program to provide life skills to at-risk girls through golf

Gwen’s Girls, Inc.

To create an internal training department to promote best practices in gender-specific programming

$70,000 (over two years)
Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation

Support for a program to educate girls from the Somali Bantu refugee community about health, community resources, post-secondary education and employment

Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Sponsorship of the 2009 Girls on the Run event

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

To provide a skills training group for parents of adolescent girls with eating disorders

$33,000 (over two years)

People with Disabilities

Grant Description Amount
The Arc of the United States

Support for the 2009 Annual Convention in Pittsburgh

Arc Human Services, Inc.

Support for Camp Laughalot, providing structured programming for children with developmental disabilities and respite for their families in Washington, Greene and southern Allegheny Counties

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

Capital campaign support for features that will make the new facility welcoming to patrons with disabilities, including an accessible website and listening system

The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh

Support for non-reimbursable services related to the Pediatric Specialty Hospital and Child’s Way

$40,000 (over two years)
The Children’s Institute

2008 Phyllis Reymer Totten Fund Award

Community Care Behavioral Health Organization

Support for a cross-systems quality improvement initiative designed to address the often co-occurring challenges of maternal depression and early childhood developmental delays

$60,000 (over two years)
Consumer Health Coalition

Support for the Health Committee for People with Disabilities and its consumer-led agenda to identify and eliminate barriers to quality, affordable health care

Cornerstone Care, Inc.

To improve access to oral health care for people with disabilities through the purchase of specialized accessible dental equipment

Disability Funders Network

2009 Institutional Membership Dues

Education Law Center

Operating support to ensure access to appropriate educational opportunities for children with disabilities through advocacy

Friends to Friends, Inc.

2008 Jefferson Award to this organization that brings children with and without disabilities and their families together through sports activities

The Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau Educational Foundation, Inc.

For the planning phase of an initiative to make VisitPittsburgh’s marketing materials and website accessible to people with disabilities

HOPE Network

To replace an outdated computer system for this organization that promotes community integration of people with physical disabilities through sports and recreation programs

Lifesteps, Inc.

To enhance technology in order to improve agency infrastructure and services for people with disabilities

Mainstay Life Services

Support for a summer respite camp for adults with developmental disabilities

North Side Christian Health Center

To enhance healthcare quality for people with disabilities through the purchase of electric examination tables and other adaptive equipment

Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

For the Medical Home Project, educating southwestern Pennsylvania physicians about coordinating health care and human services for patients with disabilities who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care

$40,000 (over two years)
PA Connecting Communities

Toward the start-up in Beaver County of a satellite program, offering community activities that reduce isolation for people with disabilities in partnership with Achieva

Accessible Dental Services

Support for a mobile dental unit to improve access to dental care for individuals with developmental disabilities

PEAL Center

To gather resources for families that will help them access healthcare services for their children with disabilities

Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc.

For operating support, including creation of a Resource Directory and website for the Home Service Program’s in-home services for people with disabilities

Pine Richland Youth Center

Support for the Transition to Adulthood Program providing social and life skills experiences to help individuals with developmental disabilities transition into the community

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Inc.

To support Rachel is, a feature length documentary film about the effects that the Pennsylvania waiting list for mental retardation services has on a young woman with developmental disabilities and her family

Pittsburgh Opera

To enhance education programming to include students with disabilities in apprenticeship opportunities and to increase teachers’ understanding of inclusive practices

Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program

For a project focused on improving access to oral healthcare for children with disabilities by educating children and their caregivers

Robert Morris University

To increase awareness of accessible computer technology by offering classes and workshops at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management


Support for the 2009 Pittsburgh Employment Conference for people with disabilities who use augmentative communication

Smithsonian Institution

Support for Ability Pittsburgh, a conference at the Senator John Heinz History Center, for youth with disabilities in transition from school to work

Smithsonian Institution

For trainings on accessibility, inclusion and universal design for museums and cultural arts organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania

Spina Bifida Association of Western PA

Support for the S.T.R.I.V.E. Program (Skills, Training and Rehabilitation for Individual Vocational Enhancement) for youth with disabilities in transition from school to work


Support for the 2009 International TASH Conference, a gathering in Pittsburgh of a cross section of professionals focused on advancing the human rights of people with significant disabilities

Three Rivers Center for Independent Living

Support for Into New Hands, a program that redistributes used assistive devices and medical equipment to people with disabilities in need

United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh

Sponsorship of the 2008 Community Heroes Awards Dinner

University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Support for the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology’s 2008 networking event

Variety the Children’s Charity

Support for Camp Variety for Kids, providing educational opportunities for children with disabilities and their siblings and respite for their families

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Metropolitan Offices

Support for Camp Aim and Camp High Hopes, providing recreational and educational activities for children with disabilities and respite for their families



Grant Description Amount
Association of Small Foundations

2009 membership dues

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Support for the 2009 National Conference in Pittsburgh

Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

2009 Membership dues

Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Sponsorship for the 2009 Magic of Mentoring Celebration

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Contribution to the Human Services Integration Fund, which supports innovative projects to enhance the work of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services


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