p4 Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Endowments are spearheading a major effort to forge a new model of urban growth and development that is innovative, inclusive and sustainable. This approach is based on a central, unifying framework — p4: People, Planet, Place and Performance — and was launched at an international summit in 2015.

To learn more, watch the new video and visit the new p4 website.

Grantee Inclusion: A Step Towards Mutual Accountability?

Having grantees participate in the development of foundation strategies is not a guarantee of greater social impact. But in a column originally posted on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website, Endowments Senior Arts & Culture Program Officer Justin Laing describes how grantee inclusion can strengthen grantee-funder relationships and promote mutual accountability, which can prove beneficial to everyone in the long run.

Equitable Development: The Path to an All-In Pittsburgh

A major report addressing issues of racial and economic equity, inclusion and social justice was announced at a meeting of community leaders at the August Wilson Center. The report, funded by The Heinz Endowments, was produced by the national organization, PolicyLink in partnership with local organizations, Neighborhood Allies and Urban Innovation21. The report outlines a five-point agenda for equitable development, designed to create a more just and vibrant Pittsburgh, and will be the subject of a special session at the p4 Summit in Pittsburgh in October.

Please click here for a summary and full report, together with a news release and an invitation for individuals and organizations to become involved by making a pledge.

Sustained Vision

Pittsburgh is forging ahead with development projects, like those described in these stories from the current issue of h magazine, that are designed to transform sections of the city while incorporating ideas from last year’s p4 conference on how to make urban revitalization sustainable.

Sustained Vision
Riverfront Renovation
Banking on Redevelopment
Ecocentric Millvale
Taking the Challenge
Community Builders

(Photo by Dave DiCello)

Leadership Formation

Read Leadership Formation in the current issue of h magazine that tells how Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay, committed to improving relations between police officers and African American communities, implemented a training program to change practices and build trust.

(Photo by Scott Goldsmith)

Grant Oliphant - Podcast on Racial Equity via Tiny Spark

Tiny Spark is an independent, nonprofit news program and podcast that reports  on philanthropy, nonprofits, international aid and social good initiatives. Listen to their July 15 podcast of Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant as he speaks about the critical test philanthropy faces on the issue of racial equity.

Heinz Endowments Social Media

The Heinz Endowments is now on social media! Please join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter as we talk about our programs and initiatives, philanthropy, Pittsburgh and a whole lot more. We’d love to connect with you and share ideas and inspiration!

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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

Leadership Formation

"Leadership Formation," written by Elwin Green. Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay's efforts to improve relations between police officers and African American communities include using police leadership training to help turn the tide.



News

Transformative Arts Process (TAP) Grant-writing Workshop

As part of The Heinz Endowments’ Transformative Arts Process (TAP), a grant-writing workshop will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, 15206. The session is designed to answer...



Stand Up For Standing Firm

 

Blog: THE Point

8/26/2016

Grantee Inclusion: A Step Towards Mutual Accountability?

By Justin Laing

Having grantees participate in the development of foundation strategies is not a guarantee of greater social impact. But in a column originally posted on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website, Endowments Senior Arts & Culture Program Officer Justin Laing describes how grantee inclusion can strengthen grantee-funder relationships and promote mutual accountability, which can prove beneficial to everyone in the long run.

7/8/2016

DALLAS

By Grant Oliphant

Only hours after posting the blog entry to the right, horrifying events unfolded in Dallas, Texas with the shootings of police officers.  "Enough, no more" is more relevant than ever.

7/7/2016

ENOUGH

By Grant Oliphant

Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant addresses the latest shootings by police of black men in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis with the plea: "Enough. Stop it. No more."

© 2016 The Heinz Endowments