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

Bethlehem Haven

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

October 14, 1998


Family Resources

For general operating expenses relating to Warmline, a telephone support, information and referral service for parents and caregivers

October 14, 1998



For new outreach efforts at this transitional housing program for women and children who face the crisis of homelessness

October 14, 1998


Lydia’s Place, Inc.

For support of the Family Reunification Enhancement Effort (F.R.E.E), providing intervention services to female offenders, their children and the children's caregivers during and after incarceration

October 14, 1998


Travelers Aid Society

Support for the Prenatal/Postnatal Mobile Moms Transportation Assistance Program

October 14, 1998


Victim Outreach Intervention Center

For start-up funding of a substance abuse case management program for victims of domestic violence

October 14, 1998


Womansplace Inc.

Start-up funding of the Bridge Housing Program for women who are making the transition from shelter to independent living

October 14, 1998


American Heart Association

For the Stroke Connection Awareness Program targeted at women in southwestern Pennsylvania

October 14, 1998


Focus on Renewal

For transportation of parents and children involved in the Positive Parenting Program

May 13, 1998


YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

For renovation of the Encore Plus facility, providing coordination of health promotion services aimed at early detection of breast and cervical cancer

May 13, 1998


Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER)

For planning and start-up of a gender-specific intensive outpatient program for drug and alcohol counseling for women

October 8, 1997


Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

For expansion of the Parents in Prevention Program, which provides intensive educational services focused on sexual assault issues, in collaboration with Head Start

October 8, 1997


Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

For a case management program to help residents successfully make the transition from shelter to a violence-free home

October 8, 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.