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FISA Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-28

At A Glance

FISA Foundation

535 Smithfield St., Ste. 710

Pittsburgh, PA United States 15222-2393

Telephone: (412) 456-5550


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $40,757,142

Total giving: $1,587,798






Established in 1996 in PA; converted from proceeds received through the sale of Harmaville Rehabilitation Center to HEALTHSOUTH Corporation - The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

The foundation’s mission is to build a culture of respect and improve the quality of life for three populations in southwestern Pennsylvania: women, girls, and people with disabilities.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Girls as Grantmakers

This program is a collaboration between FISA, The Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern PA, The Jewish Women's Foundation, and The Eden Hall Foundation, to teach teenage girls to be grantmakers.

Fields of Interest

  • Adolescent parenting
  • Autism
  • Disabled persons' rights
  • Domestic violence
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Human services
  • Mental health care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Scouting programs
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault victim services
  • Sheltered employment
  • Sports and recreation
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Women's services
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $40,757,142 (market value)

Gifts received: $9,690

Expenditures: $2,472,546

Total giving: $1,587,798

Qualifying distributions: $2,052,815