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

Sarah Heinz House

To support girls' after school and summer programming designed to improve self esteem, address gender-specific issues and empower young women to be leaders

February 8, 2006

$10,000.00

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

To support a pregnancy prevention pilot program for mothers and their teenage daughters

February 8, 2006

$8,800.00

Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania

To support the Pulse Program, an after school discussion group for girls age 11 to 13 focusing on empowerment and safety

October 12, 2005

$38,870.00

Girls Hope of Pittsburgh

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

June 8, 2005

$15,000.00

The Washington Health System Foundation

For evaluation and expansion of ECHO (Educating Children for Healthy Outcomes), an intensive one-on-one early intervention program that reaches out to young girls who are at risk for early childbearing

June 8, 2005

$35,000.00

Gwen’s Girls, Inc.

Start-up costs for a new long-term residential facility for teenage mothers who are in the foster care or juvenile justice systems and their babies

February 9, 2005

$40,000.00

Ivy Charitable Endowment of Pittsburgh, Inc. / Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Support for On Track and Camp AKA, providing mentoring, tutoring, access to cultural events, community service projects and other enrichment activities for at-risk girls

February 9, 2005

$8,650.00

Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation

To support Girl Talk - Reaching Out Through School Nurses, a program to raise awareness about von Willebrand Disease

February 9, 2005

$10,000.00

Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania

To support Girls as Grantmakers, a collaboration between FISA, The Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania, Eden Hall Foundation and the Jewish Women's Foundation of Pittsburgh to teach teenage girls about philanthropy

February 9, 2005

$19,000.00 over 36 months

Shadyside Hospital Foundation

Support for an established teen pregnancy prevention initiative, Promoting Adolescent Development Through Sexuality Education, at Reizenstein Middle School

June 9, 2004

$50,000.00 over 24 months

Adagio Health

For replication of the Allegheny County Teen Advisory Council in Fayette County

October 8, 2003

$32,000.00

The Washington Health System Foundation

For evaluation and expansion of ECHO (Educating Children for Healthy Outcomes), an intensive one-on-one early intervention program that reaches out to younger children who may be at risk for early childbearing

October 8, 2003

$25,000.00

Circle C Youth and Family Services

For renovations and facility improvements at the Oasis Group Home for adolescent females

October 10, 2001

$20,000.00

Girls Hope of Pittsburgh

General support for this residential program for girls who have academic and leadership potential but have been affected by adverse family conditions

October 10, 2001

$25,000.00

Mars Home for Youth

Support for an emergency evaluation of girls who have been removed from their homes in a crisis situation

October 10, 2001

$35,000.00

The Latrobe Foundation, Inc.

Support for the Hero Project in Westmoreland County, a collaborative educational campaign to prevent child sexual abuse

June 14, 2000

$15,000.00

Girls Hope of Pittsburgh

General support for this residential program for girls who have academic and leadership potential but have been affected by adverse family conditions

May 12, 1999

$20,000.00

FamilyLinks, Inc.

General operating support for the Bridge Housing Program for teen parents

February 10, 1999

$15,000.00

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

For general operating support of two components of the Community Education Program: the special needs program for individuals who are developmentally disabled and the Baby Think it Over Program

February 10, 1999

$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.