Grants Awarded

FISA Foundation funds nonprofit organizations providing services in southwestern Pennsylvania, limited to the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bulter, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. All grants benefit women, girls or people with disabilities.

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Grants Awarded

Grant DescriptionProgram AreaAmount

Butler County Association for the Blind

Support for civic engagement trainings for people who are Blind

October 13, 2021

$18,000.00

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Support for the Children's Hospital Advisory Network for Guidance and Empowerment Program (CHANGE)

October 13, 2021

$10,000.00

CLASS

Support for the Residential Services Virtual Infrastructure project

October 13, 2021

$25,000.00

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech

Support for the Language-based Preschool Program

October 13, 2021

$25,000.00

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh

Support for inclusive social and employment programs for adults with disabilities

October 13, 2021

$25,000.00

Pittsburgh Promise

To support participation in the Pittsburgh Promise by students with disabilities

October 13, 2021

$10,000.00

Robert Morris University

Support to increase participation of people with disabilities on nonprofit boards

October 13, 2021

$20,000.00

Steelwheelers

Support for the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers Pilot Community Engagement Project

October 13, 2021

$23,500.00

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Support for the Peer Navigator Program at the UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic

October 13, 2021

$16,000.00

ACHIEVA

Support for the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

Allegheny Health Network

Support for improving the dental care experience for patients with disabilities

June 9, 2021

$20,000.00

Autism Connection of PA

Support to address the needs of people with disabilities in the justice system

June 9, 2021

$24,700.00

Bender Leadership Academy

Support for civics and advocacy education and other programs for young adults with disabilities

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

Center for Hearing & Deaf Services

Support for life skills programming for people who are Deaf and have intellectual disabilities

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

Disability Options Network

Support for the Ramp Re-Use Program

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Support to monitor nursing homes and provide rights-based advocacy for people with disabilities

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

Foundation of HOPE

Support for aftercare services for formerly incarcerated people with disabilities

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

Latino Community Center

Support for the Latinx Autism Support Group

June 9, 2021

$15,000.00

Side Project, Inc

Fiscal Sponsor for general operating support for Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

Social Good Fund

Fiscal Sponsor for PeoplesHub, providing disability access support for racial-justice organizations

June 9, 2021

$75,000.00

Transitional Paths to Independent Living (TRPIL)

Support for nursing home transition for people of color with disabilities

June 9, 2021

$20,000.00

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Support for the 21 and Able initiative, to improve the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

University of Pittsburgh

Support for reducing healthcare disparities for people with disabilities through medical education

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

1Hood Media Academy

Support to make programming accessible to people with disabilities

June 9, 2021

$25,000.00

Grantee Spotlights

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Autism Urban Connections

Autism Urban Connections is the first and only African American, minority, family focused Autism nonprofit in Pennsylvania. 

Black Women's Policy Center

Pittsburgh is often lauded as among the most livable cities in the country. While this may be true for some, it is certainly not the case for Black women.

STANDING FIRM

FISA’s support helped to launch and scale STANDING FIRM’s efforts to engage employers to Recognize the warning signs of abuse, Respond with support, and Refer employees to get free and confidential help through community-based services.

Gwen's Girls and the Black Girls Equity Alliance

For the last twenty years, Gwen’s Girls has focused on empowering girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education, and experiences.

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Pennsylvania Health Law Project

As PHLP uncovers individuals’ barriers to healthcare, it uses this information as it monitors and analyzes proposed policy changes and legislation. PHLP then works with its clients and other advocates to push for policy and program changes to improve access to healthcare for people with disabilities, and other low-income populations. .

FISA Foundation is so proud of our grantees and partners who are working to improve the lives of women, girls and people with disabilities every day.