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Strong Women, Strong Girls would like to thank the many corporations  and foundations who support our mission: to support positive mentoring  relationships between college women and pre-adolescent girls in  underserved local communities to help raise ambition and combat the  dangers of low-self esteem.

To join this distinguished list who are committed to investing in our girls,  or to learn more about institutional giving opportunities, please contact us at info@swsg.org. To make an individual donation, please see our Support Us section.

Who Are Our Investors?

Birmingham Foundation:

The Birmingham Foundation is a private (independent) community-focused foundation dedicated to health-related and human services grantmaking in South Pittsburgh.The Foundation serves as a change agent for improved health and wellness in South Pittsburgh through the dynamic use of resources such as grantmaking, information-sharing, partnering and leveraging of assets.

Comcast/NBC Universal

Comcast Foundation: By concentrating investment in the areas of digital literacy, community service and building tomorrow’s leaders, the Comcast Foundation strives to empower communities nationwide.

NBC Universal Foundation: The NBCUniversal Foundation supports today’s change makers: those individuals, programs and organizations that strive to move our communities and our nation forward.

Dawn Hartman Photography:

Dawn Hartman is a Pittsburgh photographer born and raised in eastern Pennsylvania. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Psychology, Dawn has found her true calling in professional photography. Dawn’s very personal connection with her subject matter allows her to create images that convey the beauty and emotion hidden in both everyday and once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Dawn currently works at Magee Women’s Hospital photographing newborns. In addition to newborns she enjoys photography of all types, commercial as well as artistic. The versatilty of photography is what keeps her inspired, leading her to photograph anything from families, models, and musicians, to abstracts, landscapes, and even real estate. She loves a creative challenge, so new ideas are welcome.

Eileen Fisher Foundation:

The Eileen Fisher Community Foundation  and local retail stores support systemic changes that positively impact women and girls locally and around the globe. By developing unique programs and partnering with existing organizations, they encourage self-empowerment, connection with others, and activism in our communities.

FAO Schwartz Foundation Fellowship:

The F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship program is designed to strengthen high-quality youth-serving organizations in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Fellows receive experience, training, and mentorship that launch them on successful careers as leaders in the youth development and education field.

FISA Foundation:

The mission of FISA Foundation 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. During our long history, beginning with roots planted in the early 1900s, our organization’s focus on these three populations has continually evolved to meet the changing needs of the community.

Grable Foundation:

The Grable Foundation is guided by our mission to help children and youth become independent, caring, contributing members of society by supporting programs critical to a child’s successful development. With a focus on southwestern Pennsylvania, we seek out nonprofit partners who share our commitment to making our region the best place to be a kid.

Heinz Co:

Reflecting our focus on being a socially responsible employer that puts people first, we are making a world of difference in the global community through the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation, the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign and voluntary initiatives where our employees contribute their time, talent and resources to assist people and communities in need.

The Company Foundation makes a difference in thousands of lives each year through: the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign, our signature Corporate Social Responsibility program; our strategic grants program; and our support of employee volunteerism.

Highmark Foundation:

The Highmark Foundation is a charitable organization, a private foundation and an affiliate of Highmark Inc. that supports initiatives and programs aimed at improving community health. As a thought leader in public health and human service initiatives, the Foundation’s greatest success is uniting regional, national and global organizations with like missions to raise awareness and stimulate long-term and systemic change.

Lincoln and Filene Foundation:

The Lincoln & Therese Filene were innovators in Boston’s early philanthropic community.  Their interests spanned many areas of concern.  Today the Foundation’s grantmaking is focused on four specific program areas: Civic Education; Human Development and Self SufficiencyMusic Education and the Performing Arts; Public Education and Broadcasting

The Public Education and Broadcasting Committee considers grants to organizations that provide equal access to education and information by encouraging civic engagement, community involvement and early childhood education. The committee also focuses on efforts that address local community needs, including programs that provide media to help the disabled or underprivileged and programs in public school systems.

McAuley Ministries:

McAuley Ministries is an independent nonprofit organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and rooted in the ideals of its founder, Catherine McAuley. Our ministry provides the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, health services, emotional support and guidance to the most vulnerable in our community.

Open Hearts Foundation:

Jane Seymour, co-founder of the Open Hearts Foundation has always been inspired by her mother’s advice – that love has no boundaries and flows unconditionally. That advice stemmed from Jane’s mother’s experience as a survivor of a Japanese concentration camp in World War II. She survived three and a half horrific years by caring for fellow prisoners who were far worse off than she was. Focusing her energy on serving others under the most difficult circumstances was the only way she survived.

Jane was greatly impacted by her mother’s story. When confronted with her own personal challenges – divorce, single motherhood, the threat of losing her home, and being near broke – Jane spent some of the last money she had on a charity auction for an artist to draw her children. At her home, the artist saw some of Jane’s paintings, and offered her free art lessons. It was then that she discovered her love and unique talent for art, which led to a series of positive influences in her life, including a new career, new passions, and the inspiration for the Open Hearts Foundation.

*This list includes a sample of our many investors and supporters.