Celebration and mourning

Friday's same-sex marriage decision by the Supreme Court of the United States is something to celebrate. But in the wake of last week's Charleston shootings, Endowments President Grant Oliphant's blog post says our work toward inclusivity and justice is not yet done.

A car-free Pittsburgh? It's possible.

There are several ways to get around Pittsburgh that don't involve a car. Read Endowments Program Officer, Eric Stoller's quest to leave four wheels behind in this blog post.

Southwest PA Says No More

Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault. Across southwest Pennsylvania, community leaders and thousands of concerned citizens are coming together to take action to end violence against women. Watch this important message from Pittsburgh’s corporate and civic leaders, including Endowments' President, Grant Oliphant.

Youth Organizing

The Heinz Endowments’ Youth Organizing for School Change agenda supports efforts by local nonprofits to empower students to make their voices heard in the community. Youth leaders with four organizations — Amachi Pittsburgh, A+ Schools, Community Empowerment Association and Hill District Consensus Group — recently produced a video explaining their commitment to speaking out for better educational policies and opportunities.

p4 Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Endowments co-hosted an international summit last month to begin forging a new model of urban growth and development that is innovative, inclusive and sustainable, all based around a central, unifying framework — p4: People, Planet, Place and Performance. Speaker videos are now available on the p4 Pittsburgh website. You also can follow post-conference activities and discussions via #p4pgh. And although the summit is over, you can join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as the work begins.

(Un) Finished Business

"(Un) Finished Business," written by Christine O'Toole, explains that while much has been accomplished in and around Pittsburgh, much still needs to be done. For example, the vibrancy of the Downtown Cultural District, particularly during quarterly Gallery Crawls sponsored by the city’s Cultural Trust, contrasts with the unattractive building facades and parking lots along Eighth Street, where development was postponed because of the nation’s recession. (Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust)

Rivertown Rebirth

"Rivertown Rebirth," written by Jeffery Fraser, describes the optimism and opportunities that are increasing in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood as the community transforms. Read how a nonprofit partnership supported by The Heinz Endowments helps residents like Maurice Cole, left, buy their first homes, and stabilizes the neighborhood for future generations such as, from left to right, Juell, Creasure and Icesis Jones, whom Cole knows through local youth programs. (Photo by Tom Johnson)

Gadgets & Gizmos & Community Gain

"Gadgets & Gizmos & Community Gain," written by Cristina Rouvalis, explains how Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab is addressing social changes through technology in ways that empower and assist individuals and communities. Pictured here is Finch, created by CREATE Lab to enable students to learn about writing computer programs and see the results first hand. (Photo by Justin Visnesky)

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Mission

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.

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(Un) Finished Business

"(Un) Finished Business," written by Christine O'Toole, reminds us that while much has been accomplished in and around Pittsburgh, much still needs to be done.





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Blog: THE Point

6/26/2015

In celebration and mourning

By Grant Oliphant

Friday's same-sex marriage decision by the Supreme Court of the United States is something to celebrate. But in the wake of last week's Charleston shootings, Endowments President Grant Oliphant says our work toward inclusivity and justice is not yet done.

6/26/2015

A car-free Pittsburgh? It's possible.

By Eric Stoller

There are several ways to get around Pittsburgh that don't involve a car. Here's one Endowments Program Officer's quest to leave four wheels behind.

6/15/2015

Embracing a New Age of Leadership

By Grant Oliphant

As we promote social change and efforts to move our communities forward, we need to rethink our understanding of our own power in the process.

© 2015 The Heinz Endowments