The Heinz Endowments

The Heinz Endowment is composed of two endowments founded over four decades apart, the Howard Heinz Endowment and the Vira I. Heinz Endowment. These endowments were the product of a family commitment to community that began with H.J. Heinz.

The mission of the endowments is to help Southwestern Pennsylvania thrive as a whole community, economically, ecologically, educationally, and culturally, while advacning the state of knowledge and practice in the fields of their work.

They focus more on general philanthropy. They have five grant-making programs which include Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Community & Economic Development; Education; and Environment.

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Twitter - @HeinzEndow

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Recent News from Heinz Endowments

How Will Your Kids Learn Tomorrow? Forge Futures Gathered a Braintrust of Thinkers to Take Bold Steps
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Imagine a world where every child has access to high-quality, affordable education. That's the vision of a group called Remake Learning, which this month hosted the firstForge Futures summit in...more

National Arts Summit Explores the Transformative Power of Culture in Our Communities
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Knight Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Joyce Foundation, Kresge Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

"At this moment marked by threats to our democracy, the arts and humanities are an asset to our country that allows us to understand each other better," Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the National...more

Two rounds of grants brighten holidays for Pittsburgh artists and groups - 90.5 WESA
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

One came via the Pennsylvania General Assembly's COVID-19 ARPA PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program. Yes, it was nearly three years ago that...more

Melissa Catanese won a creative development award from The Heinz Endowments
Foundation: Heinz Endowments

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Share on Twitter - opens in a new ... Creative Development Awards from The Heinz Endowments. Catanese...more

East Palestine Disaster Shows How Philanthropy Can Halt Chemical Accidents in Their Tracks
Foundation: Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Heinz Endowments, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Train cars carrying oil, gas, and chemicals crisscross our country every two days, and disasters like the one in East Palestine, Ohio, earlier this year are bound to happen again and again. "I...more

Heinz Endowments Will Install Next President in April
Foundation: Arizona Community Foundation, California Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Packard Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

Ronn Richard, president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation, is stepping down at the end of the year, he announced yesterday. The reason? He wants to spend more time with his family, he tells the...more

Calif.'s Chris DeCardy to helm Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh's $2.1 billion philanthropic ship
Foundation: Heinz Endowments

Pittsburgh's philanthropic foundations are powerhouse economic forces in ... said he's committed to the idea that philanthropy can have an...more

York County Community Foundation accepts $300,000 grant from The Heinz Endowments
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, York County Community Foundation

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) accepted a $300000 grant from The Heinz Endowments to support the York County Early Childhood...more

Grant Oliphant shares his successes and disappointments serving Pittsburgh - NEXTpittsburgh
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

After leading both The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation, he's moving to San Diego in March to run the Conrad Prebys...more

Heinz Endowments award $5.4 million to 16 organizations promoting Black culture ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Heinz Endowments

Pittsburgh's Heinz Endowments have awarded $5.4 million in grant funding to ... The Ford Foundation provided $5 million in funding to 10...more

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