Grant Oliphant's interview on The Business of Giving with Denver Frederick

Listen to the conversation between Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments, and Denver Frederick, host of The Business of Giving on AM 970 The Answer in New York City. This podcast originally aired on Sunday, March 26, 2017.



TAP Request for Proposals

The Heinz Endowments announces its latest request for proposals to the Transformative Arts Process (TAP), a grants program intended to build the field of arts-based youth development in African American and distressed neighborhoods. Learn more about TAP and this opportunity. (Photo courtesy of Paul Kruse)

Inside Almono

The articles, timeline and infographics in this section of our magazine together tell the story of how a former Pittsburgh steel mill is becoming a model of a sustainable community. (Photo by Seth Zora, Courtesy of

Nurturing Neurons

Nurturing Neurons,” by Christine H. O'Toole, explains how learning more about the ways in which babies develop can guide public policy in areas such as education and health so that both children and communities thrive.

Sustaining Strategies

"Sustaining Strategies: Making Progress with p4," by Jeffery Fraser, describes how Pittsburgh's p4 initiative has made inroads in solidifying the city's commitment to sustainable development that were unveiled at a second p4 Summit last fall. (Photo by Dave DiCello)

Community Play-Creation

"Community Play-Creation," by Mark Kramer, reminds us that when residents, including children, have the chance to help design play spaces in their own communities, everyone can enjoy the process and the outcome. (Photo courtesy of GTECH)

A Deep Look at Just Pittsburgh

“Going Deep with Aaron Watson,” sponsored by Audible, is a forum for meaningful, deep conversations about the passions, fears and challenges faced by people from all walks of life. Guests talk about entrepreneurship, sports, finance, writing and lifestyle design. Aaron interviewed Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant this month about the Endowments’ work towards a more Just Pittsburgh. Listen to the podcast.

p4 Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Endowments are spearheading a major effort to forge a new model of urban growth and development that is innovative, inclusive and sustainable. This approach is based on a central, unifying framework — p4: People, Planet, Place and Performance — and was launched at an international summit in 2015.

To learn more, watch the new video and visit the new p4 website.

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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.


Next Stage

"Next Stage," by Jeffery Fraser details the history of the Almono development in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood.


Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

The Heinz Endowments, in partnership with the FISA Foundation, commissioned Data Snapshot: Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to draw attention to alarming gender and racial disparities that Black girls in our region face ...


Blog: THE Point


Effective philanthropy: Steadfast in our true values in troubling times

By Grant Oliphant

Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments, delivers a call for excellence in his address at the opening of the annual conference of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) in Boston. Grant is Board Chair of the CEP.


Crossing the Abyss

By Grant Oliphant

The abyss that now separates us from each other and even from our own understanding of ourselves has grown wide enough to swallow our decency and civility whole.  Normal persuasion can't bridge that.  But the arts can find a crossing, and so can good, solid reporting.


We must remain an inclusive and welcoming city for all

By Grant Oliphant

H.J. Heinz, who founded the company that bore his name and created the wealth that in later generations endowed this foundation, was the child of immigrants, as were so many who started businesses in our community and so many who came here looking for work and for opportunities of their own.

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