Grantees

Past Grantees: 2010

2010 Grant Awards

In December 2010, the First Hospital Foundation awarded over $1.6
million in grant awards to 38 nonprofit agencies serving residents
in the Philadelphia Region.

Grants to the Community

11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University – $30,000 grant in continued general operating support of the Center’s provision of comprehensive, community-based, nurse-managed health care to vulnerable people in North Philadelphia through its Healthy Living Center model of care. To learn more about 11th Street Family Health Services Center, click here.

A Woman’s Place - $22,000 grant in support of its domestic violence and substance abuse collaborative effort with the Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania for residents of Bucks County. The collaborative effort includes cross training of direct service workers in each organization, training medical professionals to screen, identify and respond to co-occurring conditions and educating the community about domestic violence and substance abuse. To learn more about A Woman’s Place, click here.

ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter – $30,000 grant in support of services to victims of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), an irreversible neuro-degenerative disease which leads to disability and death at the ALS Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. To learn more about the ALS Association, click here.

Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor – $10,000 grant in continued support of their nurse-managed primary care services at the Unity Clinic to uninsured, non-English speaking working poor in South Philadelphia. To learn more about ADROP, click here.

Bethesda Project – $50,000 grant in continued support of its comprehensive care to vulnerable people encompassing emergency shelters and transition and permanent housing at 20 locations throughout Philadelphia. Extensive support services are provided including drug and alcohol counseling, literacy programs, job referrals, intensive case management, health assessments and medical support services. To learn more about Bethesda Project, click here.

Bridging the Gaps – $30,000 for second year funding of a two-year grant in support of the Philadelphia Community Health Internship Program to teach future health professionals about the reciprocal connections among the health care system and the health of the economically disadvantaged populations in Philadelphia. To learn more about Bridging the Gaps, click here.

The Center for Autism – $25,000 grant in support of its social competency program to address core social challenges of children and teens with autism spectrum disorder. To learn more about The Center for Autism, click here.

Center in the Park - $30,000 grant in continued support of its In Touch health promotion services to individuals age 55+ in the Philadelphia community. Programs including Harvest Health Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management Training and In Touch: Mind, Body, Spirit-Supporting the Health of African-American Elders. To learn more about Center in the Park, click here.

Chester County Food Bank – $30,000 grant in support of a new dairy program that provides free milk, eggs and cheese and free refrigeration at 16 food cupboards in Chester County. To learn more about the Chester County Food Bank, click here.

Child Abuse Prevention Effort - $15,000 grant in continued support of the Emergency Family Fund to provide essential emergency needs for children such as food, clothing, beds and bedding, school supplies and uniforms and shelter to struggling families, both those where the risk of abuse is high and those that have been rejoined by a child that has been in foster care. To learn more about CAPE, click here.

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center – $35,000 for second year funding of a two-year grant in support of an outpatient care coordinator to increase child and family participation in CcTC outpatient services, to facilitate positive child progression during treatment, to improve customer satisfaction, and assure appropriate linkages for acute care services. To learn more about CcTC, click here.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – $35,000 grant in support of the Homeless Health Initiative, which provides medical and dental services to children and their families in area shelters and assists families in accessing important health care services including health insurance, primary care and specialty care. To learn more about the Homeless Health Initiative, click here.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos – $25,000 for second year funding of a two-year grant in support of the Un Buen Comienzo (“A Good Beginning”) program to address the mental health needs of pregnant and parenting women through enhanced in-home clinical services provided by master’s level clinicians. To learn more about Congreso, click here.

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre – $5,000 grant in continued support of its comprehensive education and outreach program for health care providers in Delaware County hospitals and health care facilities between them and deaf and hard-of-hearing health care consumers. To learn more about the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, click here.

Esperanza Health Center - $20,000 of a two-year grant in support of the pediatric behavioral health consultation services at the center. The center provides primary and dental health care services to residents of North Philadelphia. To learn more about Esperanza Health Center, click here.

Fair Food – $26,331 of a two-year grant in support of the new Double Dollars program at the Fair Food stand in the Reading Terminal market and other sites in Philadelphia neighborhoods considered “healthy food deserts”. To learn more about Fair Food, click here.

Family Support Line – $40,000 grant in support of child sexual abuse prevention education programs for students, teachers and parents in the William Penn School District of Delaware County. To learn more about Family Support Line, click here.

Federation Early Learning Services - $40,000 for second year funding of a two-year grant in support of the early intervention program for preschool children with special needs in the Greater Philadelphia region. To learn more about Federation Early Learning Services, click here.

The Food Trust – $40,000 grant in continued general operating support of the expansion and development of its organizational capacity and infrastructure to continue its extensive programs and strategies to prevent childhood obesity and other diet-related diseases through innovative programs to increase access to fresh food and provide nutrition education to underserved communities in the Philadelphia region. To learn more about The Food Trust, click here.

HealthLink Medical Center – $30,000 grant in general operating support of its free primary medical and dental care services to working uninsured adults living in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Services are provided by volunteer healthcare professionals. Free prescription drugs are provided to patients requiring pharmaceutical intervention and health education is provided to help patients make choices that create healthy lifestyles. To learn more about HealthLink, click here.

Institute for Safe Families – $40,000 grant in general operating support to advance its work in addressing intimate and family violence and promotion of the health and well-being of each member of the family and the community in which they live. ISF also advocates for changes in systems and policies that affect families living with interpersonal violence. To learn more about Institute for Safe Families, click here.

Intercultural Family Services – $40,000 grant in support of its functional family therapy program at Vare Middle School in South Philadelphia. To learn more about Intercultural Family Services, click here.

Kids Smiles – $30,000 grant in general operating support of its provision of high quality dental care at their two centers in Philadelphia for low-income children in Southwest and West Philadelphia. To learn more about Kids Smiles, click here.

Maternity Care Coalition – $50,000 grant in continued support of the MOMobile program at Riverside Correctional Facility for women in Philadelphia to provide women who are pregnant or mothers of young children with health education, parenting skills training, individual counseling and group sessions, and labor and delivery support through trained Doulas. To learn more about Maternity Care Coalition, click here.

Mission Kids – $40,000 grant in support of a new full-time case coordinator for the provision of its comprehensive, centrally located, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated, child-friendly setting to achieve justice for child victims and promote their physical and emotional well-being. Mission Kids provides neutral, fact-finding forensic interviews which are coordinated to avoid duplicative interviewing and supports Montgomery County’s multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse investigation and intervention. To learn more about Mission Kids, click here.

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania – $30,000 grant in support of the launch of the nationally recognized model of Promotores de Salud, Latino community health workers in Norristown. The Promotores will be specially trained to serve as community leaders to improve the reproductive and sexual health knowledge of Latinos in Norristown and improve access to services by the growing Latino population. To learn more about Planned Parenthood, click here.

Project H.O.M.E. – $30,000 grant in support of a pilot program to integrate care coordination of services for people with complex bio-psychosocial needs and formalize relationships with trauma informed behavioral health care specialists to facilitate a smooth transition between medical and mental health care providers for the underserved homeless populations in the St. Elizabeth’s neighborhood of North Philadelphia and those living in Project H.O.M.E.’s residences. To learn more about Project H.O.M.E., click here.

Public Citizens for Child and Youth – $5,000 for second year funding of a two-year grant in support of the Child Health Watch Helpline outreach services to parochial and charter school students to assist in obtaining and maintaining health care insurance and access to health care. To learn more about PCCY, click here.

Public Citizens for Child and Youth - $20,000 grant in support of Give Kids Sight Day, 2010 at Wills Eye Institute to provide free vision screening, physician and technical services, and free eyeglasses to children and youth. A coordinated effort of PCCY, Wills Eye Institute, Eagles Youth Partnership, St. Christopher’s Hospital, CHOICE, the School District of Philadelphia, Jefferson University, the Health Federation of Philadelphia and others to address the unmet vision care needs of thousands of children in Philadelphia. To learn more about Give Kids Sight Day, click here.

Puentes de Salud – $31,200 grant in continued support of the clinic’s provision of free primary and preventive care and health education and outreach by volunteer practitioners in the Latino community of South Philadelphia. To learn more about Puentes de Salud, click here.

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse – $5,000 grant in support of the development of the Play for All pilot program to improve the physical play experience of homeless children between the ages of 4 and 10 living in Philadelphia’s homeless shelters. To learn more about Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, click here.

St. Catherine Labouré Medical Clinic – $40,000 of a two-year grant in support of a new registered nurse to accommodate a 50% increase in demand for primary care services to uninsured individuals in Philadelphia. The clinic also provides below cost laboratory services, free medications, health education including nutrition and diabetes counseling and social support and counseling services to its patients. To learn more about St. Catherine Labouré Medical Clinic, click here.

Support Center for Child Advocates- $40,000 of a two-year grant in general operating support for a new full-time social worker to reach an additional 70 to 80 children per year. Volunteer attorneys and paralegals provide free legal services to help improve the health and well-being of medically needy children in Philadelphia who are subject to protective proceedings in Family Court. To learn more about the Support Center for Child Advocates, click here.

The Clinic – $40,000 for second year funding of a two-year grant in support of a staff nurse at The Clinic in Phoenixville, Chester County. The clinic’s volunteer medical professionals provide comprehensive primary and specialty services. To learn more about The Clinic, click here.

University of Pennsylvania – $50,000 for second year funding of a two-year grant in support of the Urban Nutrition Internship Program, which involves high school students in year-round job training and skills development through urban gardens, youth-run farm stands and the teaching of families to prepare affordable, healthy meals in low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods. To learn more about the Urban Nutrition Program, click here.

Visiting Nurse Association Community Services – $25,000 grant in support of its Children’s Health Centers in Abington and Norristown, which have experienced a significant increase in demand for services. At the Centers nurse practitioners provide primary health care, preschool vision and speech services and health consultation and social services. To learn more about the VNA Community Services, click here.

Women Against Abuse – $40,000 for second year funding of a two-year grant to expand behavioral health services at the WAA emergency shelter using trauma-informed interventions for victims of domestic violence. To learn more about Women Against Abuse, click here.

Pennsylvania Hospital Program Grants

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – $60,000 of a two-year grant in continued support of the Latinas Health Services Program to provide diagnostic clinical screenings and prenatal care for Mexican 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 Puente de Salud clinic in South Philadelphia. To learn more about the program, click here.

Diabetes Education Center – $61,378 grant in continued support of the Healthy Futures Education Program, which provides education and support for the ever growing numbers of diabetes patients who visit the center for care. To learn more about the Diabetes Education Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, click here.

Family Education Department – $61,600 grant in continued support of a lactation consultant to provide breastfeeding education and support services for Women and Children’s Health Services clients.

Hall Mercer Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center – $40,000 of a two-year grant in support of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery at Hall Mercer. The Center offers treatments for children, adolescents and their families who are suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress and other difficulties after exposure to violence, crime and abuse. To learn more about the Center, click here.

Hall Mercer Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center – $46,000 of a two-year grant in support of a new part-time certified nurse practitioner at the Crisis Response Center. The nurse practitioner will provide services to people in crisis who fall in the “gap”, not meeting the criteria for hospitalization, between jobs, recently unemployed, lost insurance, or require immediate care that cannot wait for an appointment. To learn more about the Crisis Response Center, click here.

Joan Karnell Cancer Center – $30,000 grant in continued support of the Supportive Care Fund that assists families facing crisis by providing financial support for medication expenses, nutritional supplements, patient and family living expenses, grocery vouchers, bus tokens, and taxi vouchers. To learn more about the Joan Karnell Cancer Center, click here.

Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Preservation Grants

Save the Pine Building – $100,000 for second year funding of a three-year grant to preserve the nation’s original and first hospital structure.

Historic Collections – $61,645.50 for second year funding of a three-year grant for the Hospital’s full-time archivist to arrange, describe and preserve the artifacts and memorials of the Hospital; to conserve rare books; to monitor the physical status/location of fine art and furniture; to provide tours of the historic Pine Building; and to coordinate and host exhibits and conferences highlighting the Hospital’s history. To learn more about the history of Pennsylvania Hospital, click here.



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