A woman with a stethoscope is tending to a young girl in an asthma clinic in Hazelwood Annie O'Neill
photo of man walking down street under marquee which says, "We will get through this Pittsburgh." Joshua Franzos
Collage of previous awardees of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Program, with the name of the program in the middle of the collage.

COVID-19: A test of community

The courage we need to face the effects of COVID-19 comes from knowing we are standing together, as one community and one people.

Read the blog by Endowments President Grant Oliphant

We Have A Job To Do

A shorter version of this blog is published as a guest column this week in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Read the blog here

2020 Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh

The 2020 Advancing Black Arts program – a shared initiative of the Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation – is accepting submissions now through Ap‌ril 3. The program’s updated guidelines document, information on the steps for submission, and the “Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Tool Kit” are now available.

Information, tool kit, and program guidelines

Our Mission & Strategic Areas

The Heinz Endowments seeks to help our region thrive as a whole and just community, and through that work to model solutions to major national and global challenges. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where we concentrate on advancing a sustainable future for our community and planet, successful learning outcomes for young people and their families, and a culture of engaged creativity for all our citizens.

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With grantmaking that averages almost $70 million annually, The Heinz Endowments is among the leading foundations in the United States. The impact of our grants lies in the possibilities they create, the critical need they address and the transformative change they help to bring about. Every grant listed here is part of that mission.

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Keystone Counts

2020 census forms have begun arriving in southwestern Pennsylvania mailboxes, with easy instructions about how to respond online, by phone or by mail. Short on time? Don't worry. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Keystone Counts is a statewide coalition of advocacy groups, service providers and community organizations that have joined together to build an education and outreach effort for a fair and accurate 2020 census. 

Learn more about what's at stake and commit to being counted

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