2016 Grant Awards
In December 2016, the First Hospital Foundation awarded over $1 million in grants to 37 nonprofit agencies serving residents in the Philadelphia region.
Grants to the Community
African Cultural Alliance of North America - $40,000 grant in support of culturally sensitive and language appropriate health education and disease prevention services to African and Caribbean refugee women in Philadelphia. The program operates in partnership with the African Diaspora Health Initiative, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Strawberry Mansion Health Center. To learn more, click here.
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - $15,000 grant to support the provision of free legal services for persons with HIV/AIDS. By assisting people in obtaining or retaining benefits such as Medical Assistance and Social Security, as well as educating professionals on how to advocate for healthcare access for persons with HIV/AIDS, AIDS Law Project aims to mitigate health disparities. To learn more, click here.
Brandywine Health Foundation - $15,000 in continued support of the implementation of the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) curriculum in the Coatesville Area School District. This training is designed to equip school teachers, staff, and community members with the knowledge needed to effectively identify and intervene when students – and others in the community – present with behavioral health symptoms. To learn more, click here.
Bridging the Gaps - $20,000 general operating support grant for workforce training of future health professionals through multi-disciplinary service to economically disadvantaged populations in Philadelphia. To learn more, click here.
Broad Street Ministry – $30,000 for the second of a two year grant to support the expansion of their Hospitality Collaborative, which provides six weekly meals and on-site stabilizing services within a trauma-informed model of care for adults facing extreme poverty and homelessness. Guests can receive assistance with housing, public benefits, identification acquisition, and physical and mental health support. To learn more, click here.
Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia - $27,000 grant to support the Community Health Initiative, which aims to reduce health disparities faced by the local Cambodian population through services including benefits and health insurance enrollment, health workshops, patient navigation and translation, and screenings. To learn more, click here.
Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) - $25,000 grant in continued support of the CARIE LINE, a free, intensive, one-on-one telephone consultation to older adults. The CARIE LINE provides counseling, victim services, outreach and education related to health, health care, crime and violence, emergency home repairs, and referrals for health, legal and social services and victim advocacy. To learn more, click here.
Center in the Park - $25,000 general operating support grant for the Center’s services to older adults in Germantown and surrounding communities. The Center’s services include health promotion programs, social services and housing. To learn more, click here.
Community Legal Services - $20,000 grant in support of their Medical-Legal Partnership, a collaboration of attorneys and health center staff at the Rising Sun Health Center. Through this partnership, an attorney advises and represents patients who are experiencing legal problems that affect their health, such as lack of health insurance, food insecurity, and utility shut-offs. Health care professionals are also involved in legal advocacy work aimed at promoting policies that protect the health and well-being of low-income people. To learn more, click here.
Eagles Charitable Foundation - $25,000 grant in continued support of the Eagle Eyes Mobile Program, which provides free vision screenings across at least 25 School District of Philadelphia elementary schools. To learn more, click here.
Family Support Line - $35,000 grant in support of the creation of Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center, a child-focused, facility-based program that coordinates investigative and support services, to help child victims and their families navigate the legal system and other resources available to them while ensuring that children disclosing abuse are not further victimized by the systems designed to protect them. To learn more, click here
Food Moxie - $30,000 grant in continued support of adult/family programming at Hope Garden, an educational farm at Stenton Family Manor, which is the city’s largest residential housing facility for homeless families. To learn more, click here.
Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania - $15,000 grant to support the development of a unified set of performance measures for free and charitable clinics operating in Pennsylvania. This project aims to increase the quality of physical and behavioral health services available to the un- and underinsured populations living in southeast PA, by instilling or strengthening a culture of data sharing and quality improvement within and between participating organizations. To learn more, click here.
Friends of Farmworkers - $20,000 grant to support the launch of Medical-Legal Partnership at the new Puentes de Salud clinic. The partnership aims to improve the well-being of Latino immigrants and migrant families by providing free walk-in consultations on any legal issues, and connecting them to culturally and linguistically specific legal assistance. To learn more, click here.
Garces Family Foundation - $20,000 grant in continued support of the community health program, which provides free health and dental screenings and reduced cost preventative and restorative dental care to low-income Philadelphia residents, particularly adult Mexican immigrants in South Philadelphia. To learn more, click here.
Health Federation of Philadelphia - $30,000 grant in support of the Philadelphia ACEs Task Force, an organizer of three working groups that seek to advance awareness of and tools to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Philadelphia: the Workforce Development Committee; the Practical Interventions Workgroup; and the ACEs Messaging Group. To learn more, click here.
HealthLink Dental Clinic, Inc. - $20,000 general operating support grant for the expansion of the on-site dental program, which provides comprehensive dental services to low-income residents of Bucks and Montgomery County who are ineligible for Medicaid. To learn more, click here.
Keystone Care – $25,000 general operating support grant for their hospice care and home health programs for ailing and terminally ill men, women and children, many of whom do not have available caregivers and have neither insurance nor personal means to afford services. To learn more, click here.
Kids Smiles - $40,000 general operating support grant for no-cost oral health education and comprehensive dental screening programs in the community to at-risk children, youth and families. In addition, monthly clinical days are provided at each Kids Smiles center to provide free clinical visits to uninsured youth. To learn more, click here.
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - $20,000 grant in continued support of Steps to Security, a program to stabilize and improve the lives of low-income families with children who face domestic abuse and/or problems accessing important benefit and entitlement programs. LASP helps families appeal when public benefits are inappropriately denied, stopped or reduced, and represents domestic violence victims who are seeking Protection from Abuse orders. To learn more, click here.
Lutheran Settlement House - $30,000 for the second year of a two-year grant to support the Medical Advocacy Program (MAP) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. MAP is a domestic violence prevention and intervention program that helps pediatric hospitals and other sites protect children from family violence, abuse and other adverse experiences by screening families for domestic violence, providing services to prevent further violence, and helping families recover from violence. To learn more, click here.
Maternity Care Coalition of Greater Philadelphia - $30,000 general operating support grant for their work to improve maternal and child health and well-being through home-based visiting programs, breastfeeding support, early head start programs, and education and advocacy. To learn more, click here.
Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) - $20,000 grant in continued support of comprehensive nutrition services for people in the Philadelphia area who are at acute nutritional risk due to life-threatening illness. To learn more, click here.
Nationalities Service Center - $30,000 grant in support of free legal services for immigrant victims of domestic violence and their children in the Greater Philadelphia area, provided in a culturally and linguistically specific manner. To learn more, click here.
NorthEast Treatment Services - $15,000 grant in continued support of the Emergency Family Fund, which provides critical items to families receiving child welfare services who are struggling to meet their basic needs. To learn more, click here.
Pennsylvania Health Access Network - $35,000 grant in support of grassroots community organizing strategies to support newly eligible individuals under Medicaid expansion in Southeastern PA. This effort aims to engage this population in understanding their benefits, tracking utilization patterns, identifying barriers to care, and identifying relevant policy issues. To learn more, click here.
Philadelphia Legal Assistance - $40,000 grant in continued support of the Medical Legal Community Partnership program, a collaboration of legal advocates and health and social service providers at Philadelphia’s City Health Centers #3 and #4, which integrates legal assistance into the medical setting as a component of patient care. Primary services include benefit eligibility, housing, custody and support arrangements, and protection from abuse orders. To learn more, click here.
Philadelphia VIP - $10,000 grant in support of the Family Law Initiative, which provides free legal services to low-income Philadelphians through the coordination of volunteer attorneys, with the goal of stabilizing families and providing secure, stable homes for children. Primary services include custody, child support, adoption, and divorce. To learn more, click here.
Public Citizens for Children and Youth - $40,000 grant in support of health outreach programming for children and youth in the Philadelphia region to increase their access to and utilization of health care. Programs include the Child Health Watch Helpline, Give Kids Sight Day, Give Kids a Smile Day, and training for adult providers and educators. To learn more, click here.
St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children - $15,000 grant in continued support of the mobile dental clinic, which travels to schools and organizations to provide dental examinations and treatment for children in North Philadelphia. To learn more, click here.
Support Center for Child Advocates - $25,000 general operating support grant for their coordinated social work and legal services for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia. Services include legal advice and representation, case management, adoption assistance, and courtroom volunteer advocates. To learn more, click here.
Supportive Older Women’s Network - $40,000 grant to support the expansion of services to grandparent-headed families through the development of an integrated model of behavioral health services in primary care settings. Masters-level staff will be on site at three Federally Qualified Health Centers to provide services including individual counseling, group treatment, information sharing and referrals, and crisis intervention. To learn more, click here.
Why Not Prosper - $22,000 grant in support of the On Track Project, a transformation-oriented system of care to support and monitor progress of residents of Why Not Prosper House. Why Not Prosper provides women with pre-release mentoring at several Pennsylvania prisons, as well as post-release residential and community-based support services. To learn more, click here.
Women Against Abuse - $20,000 general operating support grant for their programs that serve low-income domestic violence victims in Philadelphia. Services include emergency safe havens, transitional housing, behavioral therapy, legal services, hotline counseling, community education and advocacy efforts. To learn more, click here.
Women’s Community Revitalization Project - $25,000 grant in continued support of case management support to low-income women and their families who reside in WCRP’s affordable rental developments. Services include crisis intervention, linkage and referral to relevant services, and job readiness support. To learn more, click here.
Women’s Medical Fund - $40,000 grant in continued support of Help Line, which provides telephone counseling, case work, emergency financial assistance, and provider linkage to women and girls who seek access to an abortion. To learn more, click here.
Pennsylvania Hospital Program Grants
Breast Cancer - $36,000 grant in support of the Penn Medicine Breast Health Initiative, which provides access to breast screenings, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, and treatments services to under-served and uninsured women in Southeastern PA. click here
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – $51,000 grant in continued support of the Latina Community Health Services program, which provides diagnostic clinical screenings and prenatal care to Latina women who are uninsured and ineligible to receive Medicaid benefits. The program is a collaborative effort between Pennsylvania Hospital, Women and Children’s Health Services and the Puentes de Salud clinic in South Philadelphia. To learn more, click here.