The Heinz Endowments has identified the key priorities of Creativity, Sustainability and Learning to guide its grantmaking, placing the idea of a Just Pittsburgh at the heart of its vision. The Endowments’ commitment to these concepts has always been reflected in its work, even if not stated explicitly. Now our staff is crafting goals and strategies that will integrate the priorities across our grantmaking program areas. While this process is underway, we are providing brief overviews of each program that will be expanded later to incorporate this new approach.

The Children, Youth & Families Program has had a longstanding commitment to improving the lives of families and children, with a particular focus on the disadvantaged. The program helps children become stronger, more capable learners; assists families to thrive; and supports critical partners in improving children and youth’s learning and healthy development. CY&F is committed to the holistic development of children and youth; evidence-based family engagement; and deep relationships with the communities where children live, work and play.

(Updated 1.3.2017)

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