An incredible day for girls

With Sunday's World Cup win, Americans were reminded again about the importance of exercise, sportsmanship and teamwork in young girls' lives. The Endowments' Carmen Anderson talks about the successes of Title IX and the role of nonprofits in providing girls places to play in this blog entry.

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.

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The brainchild of Executive Director Hilda Fu, Luminari, Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based organization that offers “idea” camps to local youth that focus on global thinking and creative leadership, giving the students a new perspective on diplomacy. Read More

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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.

Magazine

Forging a Vision

Pittsburgh civic and nonprofit leaders have introduced a new model for urban revitalization that builds on the insights of experts in sustainability and innovation. "Forging a Vision," written by Jeffery Fraser with photography by Joshua Franzos, is the first story in a special, four-part report that describes how the p4 initiative - launched at an international summit co-hosted by The Heinz Endowments and the City of Pittsburgh - addresses people, planet, place and performance issues to improve redevelopment.





News

Summer Youth Philanthropy RFPs now available

The Heinz Endowments’ Youth Philanthropy Summer Interns have released six Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for grants totaling $150,000. The RFPs will support a range of local efforts aimed at creating a more sustainable Pittsburgh. Topics addressed in...



 

Blog: THE Point

7/24/2015

Transportation for all in Pittsburgh

By Eric Stoller

The last installment of Open Streets has Program Officer Eric Stoller thinking: How do we ensure safe, accessible transit for all in Pittsburgh?

7/7/2015

An incredible day for girls

By Carmen Anderson

With Sunday's World Cup win, Americans were reminded again about the importance of exercise, sportsmanship and teamwork in young girls' lives. The Endowments' Carmen Anderson talks about the successes of Title IX and the role of nonprofits in providing girls places to play.

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.

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