Artist Opportunities Information Session

Grants, residencies and professional development opportunities will be the topics of this year’s information session for southwestern Pennsylvania artists on Monday, Oct. 5, at the New Hazlett Theater. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and presentations will begin at 6 p.m. The meeting is the result of a collaboration among the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, and you can learn more HERE.  The information session and networking reception are free to area artists, but registration is recommended.

p4 Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh civic and nonprofit leaders have introduced a new model for urban revitalization that builds on the insights of experts in sustainability and innovation. This special, four-part report describes how the p4 initiative — launched at an international summit co-hosted by The Heinz Endowments and the City of Pittsburgh — addresses people, planet, place and performance issues to improve redevelopment:

"Forging a Vision"
"View from the Summit"
"Nordic Connection"
"Putting p4 into Practice"

Speaker videos from the conference  are available on the p4 Pittsburgh website. You also can follow post-conference activities and discussions via #p4pgh. And although the summit is over, the work is beginning, which means you can join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Changing Sites and Scenes

"Changing Sites and Scenes,"  written by Allison Keene, tells how reviving a struggling steel town takes commitment and hard work. The story also describes the passion of Braddock's mayor and residents to transform their borough, which is attracting creative development approaches and the funding to support them.

East End Eclectic

In "East End Eclectic,"  writer Ben Wecht describes how Garfield is no longer a Pittsburgh neighborhood people drive through to get elsewhere. Thanks to new businesses and venues with artistic flare, the community is becoming a cultural and entertainment destination.

The Gap

"The Gap,"  written by Christine H. O'Toole, describes research produced by the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management that reveals how nonprofits have just as much difficulty achieving pay equity for women in their organizations as for-profit companies - maybe even more.

Play Learning

In "Play Learning,"  writer Christine H. O'Toole explains how researchers and nonprofits are helping adults, especially parents, to take play seriously and to ensure that more children are joining the fun.

Transportation for all in Pittsburgh

The last installment of Open Streets has Program Officer Eric Stoller thinking: How do we ensure safe, accessible transit for all in Pittsburgh?  Read his blog entry for the answer.

Southwest PA Says No More

Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault. Across southwest Pennsylvania, community leaders and thousands of concerned citizens are coming together to take action to end violence against women. Watch this important message from Pittsburgh’s corporate and civic leaders, including Endowments' President, Grant Oliphant.

Heinz Endowments Social Media

The Heinz Endowments is now on social media! Please join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter as we talk about our programs and initiatives, philanthropy, Pittsburgh and a whole lot more. We’d love to connect with you and share ideas and inspiration!

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Mission

The Heinz Endowments

The Heinz Endowments was formed from the Howard Heinz Endowment, established in 1941, and the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, established in 1986.

Our vision is for southwestern Pennsylvania to prosper as a premier place to both live and work, as a center for learning and educational excellence, and as a home to diversity and inclusion.

Our mission is to help our region thrive as a whole community – economically, ecologically, educationally and culturally – while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the fields in which we work. Our fields of emphasis include philanthropy in general and the disciplines represented by our five grant-making programs: Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Education; Environment; and Community & Economic Development.

Magazine

Forging a Vision

Pittsburgh civic and nonprofit leaders have introduced a new model for urban revitalization that builds on the insights of experts in sustainability and innovation. "Forging a Vision," written by Jeffery Fraser with photography by Joshua Franzos, is the first story in a special, four-part report that describes how the p4 initiative - launched at an international summit co-hosted by The Heinz Endowments and the City of Pittsburgh - addresses people, planet, place and performance issues to improve redevelopment.



News

Statement by Endowments President Grant Oliphant on the passing of Elsie Hillman

Pittsburgh lost one of its true giants today. Elsie Hillman defined the very essence of what it means to be a great civic leader in Pittsburgh. Generous, caring and unfailingly kind, she specialized and delighted in helping people find common ground on is...



 

Blog: THE Point

7/24/2015

Transportation for all in Pittsburgh

By Eric Stoller

The last installment of Open Streets has Program Officer Eric Stoller thinking: How do we ensure safe, accessible transit for all in Pittsburgh?

7/7/2015

An incredible day for girls

By Carmen Anderson

With Sunday's World Cup win, Americans were reminded again about the importance of exercise, sportsmanship and teamwork in young girls' lives. The Endowments' Carmen Anderson talks about the successes of Title IX and the role of nonprofits in providing girls places to play.

6/26/2015

In celebration and mourning

By Grant Oliphant

Friday's same-sex marriage decision by the Supreme Court of the United States is something to celebrate. But in the wake of last week's Charleston shootings, Endowments President Grant Oliphant says our work toward inclusivity and justice is not yet done.

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