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 Environment & Health Program focuses on the protection and enhancement of the region’s environmental systems and environmental public health. It seeks to reduce disparities, protect vulnerable populations and environments, and promote equitable outcomes. The program supports this work with an emphasis on attaining fact-based scientific knowledge, as well as supporting strong and sustaining advocacy networks.