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

Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania

Continued support for GirlGov, a program that empowers high school girls through advocacy education, girl-led grantmaking, and interactions with legislators

February 14, 2018

$30,000.00

Women’s Law Project

Support to strengthen gender equity in the areas of sexual harassment and athletics in southwestern PA schools

February 14, 2018

$40,000.00

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

October 11, 2017

$60,000.00

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Continued support for the Black Female Leadership Development Institute

October 11, 2017

$30,000.00

New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Support for the SistahSpeak! Youth Project, to empower Black girls to be advocates and organizers

June 14, 2017

$30,000.00

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Support for the planning phase of a domestic violence prevention communications campaign in southwestern Pennsylvania

June 14, 2017

$10,000.00 over 6 months

Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania

Continued support for GirlGov, a program that empowers high school girls through advocacy education, girl-led grantmaking, and interactions with legislators

February 8, 2017

$30,000.00

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Support to pilot Sisterhood 2.0, an education intervention to prevent sexual violence of African American teen-age girls

February 8, 2017

$9,500.00

Gwen’s Girls, Inc.

Support for "SEE THE BEST IN ME", an advocacy, empowerment and public awareness project for Black girls

October 13, 2016

$46,700.00

PublicSource

Support for a multidimensional journalism project focused on the inequities that Black girls face in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

October 13, 2016

$24,500.00

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

June 8, 2016

$60,000.00

Strong Women, Strong Girls

General operating support for this after school mentoring and skill-building program that engages professional women, college-age women, and elementary school girls to promote mutual empowerment

June 8, 2016

$30,000.00 over 24 months

Women’s Law Project

Support for Title IX gender equity work in the areas of sexual harassment and athletics in public middle and high schools throughout southwestern Pennsylvania

June 8, 2016

$60,000.00

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Support for domestic violence prevention efforts in southwestern Pennsylvania

February 10, 2016

$10,000.00

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Support to implement Mentors in Violence Prevention and other dating violence prevention efforts

February 10, 2016

$111,357.00 over 24 months

Girls Hope of Pittsburgh

General operating support for a residential program for girls who have academic and leadership potential but have been held back by adverse family conditions

October 14, 2015

$15,000.00

Ruling Our Experiences, Inc.

Support for expansion of the Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX!) program to empower middle school girls in rural school districts

June 10, 2015

$66,625.00 over 36 months

Gwen’s Girls, Inc.

Support for an advocacy, empowerment and public awareness project for girls of color

February 11, 2015

$40,000.00

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Continued support for primary prevention efforts in southwestern Pennsylvania, focused on engaging men in domestic violence prevention

February 11, 2015

$55,000.00

TrueChild

Support to pilot a model mini-curriculum to improve health and wellness among Black girls

February 11, 2015

$19,938.00

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Support for the Black Female Leadership Development Institute, a year-long program for girls

February 11, 2015

$60,000.00 over 24 months

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

October 8, 2014

$60,000.00

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

Support for the Saturday Academy, a teen pregnancy prevention and girls' empowerment program

October 8, 2014

$25,000.00

Center for Victims

Support to implement the Expect Respect and Coaching Boys Into Men programs to prevent domestic and sexual violence

June 11, 2014

$40,000.00

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.