Blog: THE Point

Group of people with their backs to the camera, working together with post-it notes to organize thoughts and ideas at the p4 Pittsburgh conference. Working group at the p4 Pittsburgh Conference. Photo by Joshua Franzos
Grant Oliphant, March 27, 2020

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 at: https://bit.ly/3ajgOLn

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We Have A Job To Do

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 at: https://bit.ly/3ajgOLn

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The Ultimate “Yes, And”

The Ultimate “Yes, And”

The improv exercise of building on a colleague’s idea with “yes, and” is one way of thinking about the collaboration that’s needed during the COVID-19 crisis and about the tradition of community in Pittsburgh and elsewhere that’s expanding because everyone must do their part now.

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COVID-19: A test of community

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.

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Pittsburgh philanthropies launch Disability, Inclusion and Access

Pittsburgh philanthropies launch Disability, Inclusion and Access

In November, FISA Foundation and The Heinz Endowments launched Disability Inclusion & Access: Moving Forward.  We invited our grantees and foundation colleagues across the greater Pittsburgh area to explore “a better equity agenda,” one that includes the largest minority group in the world: people with disabilities.

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Which Side Are You On?

Which Side Are You On?

Much of America’s criminal justice system “is driven by the threefold, closed-loop logic of fear, racism and indifference,” says Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant. But activists and organizations, including some foundations, are working to dispel myths, create reforms and produce a fairer system.

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Recognizing disability in our lives and our work

Recognizing disability in our lives and our work

We all should understand that disability is a normal part of human life, whether it’s due to illness, an accident, or a condition from birth or aging. If we can recognize this, Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant explains, then we also should recognize the need to eliminate unintentional and deliberate quality-of-life barriers for people with disabilities.

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