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

Gwen’s Girls, Inc.

Support for an advocacy public awareness and education project that advances equity for Black girls in Allegheny County

June 13, 2018


Lawrence County YMCA

Continued support for the Diamond Girls Program which empowers middle school and high school-age girls in New Castle through mentoring and skill development

June 13, 2018

$25,000.00 over 36 months

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Continued support to implement Mentors in Violence Prevention and other gender based violence prevention efforts

June 13, 2018

$120,298.00 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

February 14, 2018


Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Continued support for domestic violence prevention efforts in southwestern Pennsylvania

February 14, 2018


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


Women’s Law Project

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

February 14, 2018


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.