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

William & Mildred Orr Compassionate Care Center

Support for care for homeless people who need a place to recuperate following a hospital stay

October 8, 1997


YMCA Camps Kon-O-Kwee & Spencer

For handicapped accessible bathrooms for the people with disabilities who participate at Camp Spencer

October 8, 1997


Chatham University

To fund the FISA Rehabilitation Lecture

July 15, 1997


Bethlehem Haven

Funding for Project Employ, providing job training and transitional employment for homeless women

May 21, 1997


The Children’s Institute

For free care for children with brain injuries

May 21, 1997



For interior renovations of the Shaler Highlands Apartments for people with brain injury

May 21, 1997


Merakey Allegheny Valley School

For specialized wheelchairs and positioning equipment for residents at the Patricia Hillman Miller Campus

May 21, 1997


Three Rivers Center for Independent Living

Support for the Into New Hands Program, which recycles pre-owned medical equipment to needy individuals

April 17, 1997


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.


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.