Grantees

Past Grantees: 2013

2013 Grant Awards

In December 2013, the First Hospital Foundation awarded over $1.3 million in grants to 44 nonprofit agencies serving residents in the Philadelphia region.

Grants to the Community

Anti-Violence Partnership - $20,000 grant in support of a new bilingual counselor to provide counseling and outreach to Spanish-speaking victims of violence in Philadelphia.  To learn more, click here.

Attic Youth Center- $20,000 grant in continued support of mental health counseling services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth of the Philadelphia region at its multi-service youth agency. To learn more, click here.

Benefits Data Trust- $30,000 for the first year of a two-year grant in support of the PA Benefits Center, which assists elderly, low-income individuals access public benefits they are eligible to receive including PACE, SNAP, PTRR and LIHEAP. To learn more, click here.

Bethesda Project - $10,000 grant in continued support of medical case management services for residents in its transitional and permanent housing facilities. Services include medication compliance, assistance with insurance matters, transportation to medical appointments, and crisis and emergency interventions. To learn more, click here.

Bridging the Gaps – $15,000 for the second year of a two-year 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.

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia - $25,000 grant in continued support of the community health initiative for Cambodian-Americans and other East Asian refugees in the Philadelphia region. These programs focus on improving health outcomes by increasing access to quality health care services through education, referrals, case management, and interpreter and translation services. To learn more, click here.

Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) - $25,000 grant in support of the CARIE LINE, a free, intensive, one-on-one telephone consultation to older adults, which 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.

The Center for Autism - $10,000 grant in continued support of the Social Competency Program to address core social challenges of children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 16 with autism spectrum disorder. The program assists participants better cope with overwhelming social and sensory environments, which enables them to succeed in school and in the community. To learn more, click here.

Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University - $38,797 for the first year of a two-year grant in support of a demonstration project with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF peer support group program into the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The goal is to help women break the cycle of poverty and improve maternal and child health.  To learn more, click here.

Center in the Park - $15,000 general operating support grant in continued support for the Center’s services to older adults in Germantown and surrounding communities, including health promotion programs, social services and housing. To learn more, click here.

ChesPenn Health Services - $20,000 grant in continued support of integrated behavioral health consultation services at its Coatesville health center. ChesPenn provides medical and dental services to residents of the City of Chester and Upper Darby in Delaware County, and of Coatesville and surrounding communities in Chester County. To learn more, click here.

Child Abuse Prevention Effort - $10,000 grant in continued support of the Emergency Family Fund, which provides for the critical needs of families in the Philadelphia region currently involved with the child welfare system or at risk of becoming involved. These needs include emergency food and clothing, beds and bedding, baby equipment, tokens for medical and therapy appointments, and school supplies and uniforms. To learn more, click here.

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center- $30,000 for the first year of a two-year grant in support of expanding trauma-focused behavioral health services into Montgomery County through collaborations with the Montgomery County Behavioral Health Department and Mission Kids, the accredited child advocacy center in the county.  To learn more, click here.

Community Volunteers in Medicine - $30,000 for the first year of a two-year grant in continued support of the diabetes case management program, which provides bilingual diabetes counseling, patient care plans, coordination of medical and dental care, medication management and nutrition education. To learn more, click here.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center - $40,006 for the third year of a three-year grant in continued support of Crozer Wellness Center’s Chester Youth Council. The Youth Council works to improve the health of participants by increasing their commitment to education and connections to community and pro-social peers and adults; decreasing participation in interpersonal violence, use of drugs and alcohol and risky sexual behaviors; increasing workforce skills and opportunities for leadership development; and enhancing their view of themselves as leaders and valuable to the community. To learn more, click here.

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County – $10,000 grant in support of the emergency shelter and bridge transitional housing program for homeless victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.  To learn more, click here.

The Food Trust - $15,000 grant in support of the expansion of the healthy corner store initiative—a comprehensive, integrated approach to reducing obesity by combining increased healthy food access with nutrition education and policy change—to include “healthy hub” stores that offer taste tests, cooking demonstrations, store tours and health screenings.  To learn more, click here.

Garces Family Foundation - $20,000 grant in 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.

Gearing Up - $10,000 for the first year of a two-year grant in continued support of the Women in Transition Bicycling program, which provides women in transition from abuse, addiction and/or incarceration with the skills and support to adopt healthy lifestyle changes, promote personal growth and use bicycling for transportation through regular coaching and mentoring.  To learn more, click here.

Healthy NewsWorks - $15,000 grant in continued support of the expansion of its school-based newspaper program into new schools and the addition of new multi-media platforms for health reports. Healthy NewsWorks engages elementary and middle school students and their teachers in current health issues through the creation of school newspapers, books and other media that promote health and literacy. To learn more, click here.

Institute for Safe Families - $25,000 general operating support grant for its work to prevent family violence and child abuse by strengthening families to create nurturing, healthy environments that promote children’s positive development. To learn more, click here.

KeystoneCare – $25,000 general operating support grant for KeystoneCare’s 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 - $25,000 grant in support of outreach, education and screening services for low-income children in its Southwest and West Philadelphia clinics and in the community. Kids Smiles provides high quality dental care to children throughout Philadelphia. To learn more, click here.

Legal Clinic for the Disabled - $30,000 grant in continued support of the Medical Legal Partnership program, which is a collaboration of health care staff, social workers, attorneys and paralegals who integrate legal assistance into the medical setting as a component of patient care.  To learn more, click here.

Lutheran Settlement House – $30,000 for the second year of a two-year grant in support of the Children’s and Mom’s Project (CAMP) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. CAMP 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.

Maternal and Child Health Consortium - $25,000 grant in continued support of the Healthy Start Program in Chester County. The program works to ensure that low-income and minority women obtain the appropriate prenatal care and support necessary to birth healthy babies. To learn more, click here.

Maternity Care Coalition of Greater Philadelphia – $15,000 for the second year of a two-year general operating support grant for services to improve maternal and child health and well-being through home-based visiting programs, breastfeeding support, early head start programs, education and advocacy.  To learn more, click here.

Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) - $10,000 grant in 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.

Mission Kids - $40,000 for the first year of a two-year grant in continued support of the case coordinator who manages the multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in Montgomery County. Mission Kids provides a centralized location for collaborative team investigations of child sexual and physical abuse cases so that child victims are not subjected to multiple interviews, each traumatic in itself. To learn more, click here.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project– $15,000 grant in support of an attorney to assist low-income residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania secure health benefits through the federal insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act. Pennsylvania Health Law Project works to eliminate barriers to health care that stand in the way of most in need.  They advance policies and practices that maximize health coverage and access to care and hold insurers and providers accountable to consumers. To learn more, click here.

Philadelphia Children’s Alliance - $20,000 for the first year of a two-year grant in support of on-site behavioral health services for children receiving services at the child advocacy center in Philadelphia.  Philadelphia Children’s Alliance promotes healing and justice for sexually abused children through an inter-system response to child abuse. To learn more, click here.

Phoenixville Healthcare Access - $20,000 grant in continued support of the Dental Program, which supports preventive dental care for un- and underinsured children and adults in the Phoenixville area. Phoenixville Health Care Access provides people who have inadequate access to medical care with vision, dental and orthopedic care, mammograms and prescription assistance. To learn more, click here.

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania - $35,000 grant in continued support of the Promotores de Salud program in Norristown and Coatesville. The Promotores, Latino community health workers, are specially trained as community leaders to improve the reproductive health knowledge of Latinos and to improve their access to affordable health care services. To learn more, click here.

Prevention Point Philadelphia- $35,000 grant in support of a part-time social worker for the Street-side Health Project, which provides healthcare services including vaccinations, physical examinations, health screenings, and referrals to social service agencies to homeless, uninsured, unemployed, low-income people in North and South Philadelphia.  To learn more, click here.

Public Citizens for Child and Youth - $35,000 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 advocacy to improve access to school-based behavioral health services. To learn more, click here.

Puentes de Salud - $40,125 for the third year of a three-year grant in support of the integrated behavioral health and primary care program at its health clinic in South Philadelphia. Puentes de Salud provides free primary and preventive care, health education and outreach by volunteer practitioners in the Latino community of South Philadelphia. To learn more, click here.

Salus University for The Eye Institute - $12,000 grant in support of eyeglasses for uninsured and underinsured children in Philadelphia public schools.  The Eye Institute deploys vision-screening teams to schools in north and northwest Philadelphia where volunteers provide eye screenings and glasses to children who need them and follow-up care as needed.  To learn more, click here.

St. Catherine Labouré Medical Clinic - $40,000 for the second year of a two-year grant in continued support of a registered nurse who provides patient education, care coordination, patient assessment and triage at the clinic in Germantown.  The clinic provides comprehensive primary care to uninsured individuals, including free medications, low cost laboratory services, health and nutrition education, diabetes counseling and social support. To learn more, click here.

Sunday Suppers - $30,000 grant in support of the enhancement and expansion of the family meal program at the Memphis Street Academy Charter School in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. Sunday Suppers provides healthy shared dinners, increased access to fresh local food and other food related support to families in making lasting behavior change in the way they purchase, prepare and share healthy food. To learn more, click here.

Urban Nutrition Initiative at University of Pennsylvania - $20,000 for first year of a two-year grant in support of the Urban Nutrition Internship Program at Bartram’s Garden Community Farm and Food Resource Center in Southwest Philadelphia.  The Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) will implement a youth development internship program that is thematically focused on increasing residents’ access to healthy foods, providing food education and improving community health. UNI 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, click here.

Visiting Nurse Association-Community Services - $20,000 grant in support of primary health care services at their children’s health centers in Montgomery County to at-risk children who are uninsured, under-insured or who receive insurance through Medical Assistance. To learn more, click here.

Visiting Nurse Association Greater Philadelphia - $40,000 grant in support of a nurse practitioner to provide health care in the homes of homebound poor, elderly residents in the most depressed neighborhoods in Philadelphia who do not have access to outside primary care practitioners. The VNA Greater Philadelphia provides comprehensive, high quality home health services and end-of-life care to all people, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more, click here.

Women of Faith and Hope - $8,000 grant in support of culturally sensitive outreach, education and support to women faced with breast cancer, especially low-income African American women who suffer from a high mortality rate from breast cancer.  To learn more, click here.

 

Pennsylvania Hospital Program Grants

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - $96,700 for the first year of a two-year grant in 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 about the program, click here.

Diabetes Education Center - $51,619 for the second year of a two-year grant in support of a certified health education specialist who provides diabetes prevention education and self-management training to patients at Pennsylvania Hospital’s Wood Clinic, Women and Children’s Health Services and Hall Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center. To learn more, click here.

Hall Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center - $60,000 for the second year of a two-year grant in support of the Child and Family Service Therapeutic Day Program. In partnership with the public education system, the Therapeutic Day Program provides at-risk children who are exhibiting behavioral problems in their kindergarten classrooms with individual, family and other therapies. To learn more, click here.

Hall Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center - $40,000 for the second year of a two-year grant in continued 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 who are at risk for post traumatic stress disorder and other difficulties after exposure to violence, crime and abuse. To learn more, click here.

Palliative Care Program - $35,000 grant for the palliative care program, which is an interdisciplinary approach to care that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems.  To learn more, click here.

 

Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Preservation: First Hospital Foundation’s Secondary Mission

Historic Preservation- $94,500 grant in continued support of the preservation and restoration of the historic artifacts and memorials at Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s original and first hospital structure. To learn more about the history of Pennsylvania Hospital, click here.



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