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Partners announce $11 million Preserve Affordability Pittsburgh loan fund
New video highlights partnerships & leaders guiding Hazelwood’s future Image courtesy Joshua Franzos/Treehouse Media

Regional groups supporting children & families receive over $11 million in new Endowments funding

The Heinz Endowments has awarded 62 grants totaling nearly $11.1 million to support programs that strengthen children and families, focusing on areas including food insecurity, education, housing and environmental health. The slate of grants covers all three of the Endowments’ strategic program areas: Creativity, Learning, and Sustainability, and reflect a deep commitment to the wellbeing of all families in southwest Pennsylvania.

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Partners announce $11 million Preserve Affordability Pittsburgh loan fund

The Heinz Endowments, and Henry L. Hillman Foundation and UPMC For You have partnered with Cinnaire Lending to create the $11 million Preserve Affordability Pittsburgh loan pool, which seeks to preserve 1,200 units of affordable housing in Pittsburgh neighborhoods throughout the next decade by lending capital to developers focused on creating or retaining affordable properties.

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New video highlights partnerships & leaders guiding Hazelwood’s future

“Hazelwood: Strengthening Community & Uplifting People” dives into the incredible work and vibrant partnerships of residents and organizations in the historic Hazelwood neighborhood and spotlights the dedication, skills and love of those leading Hazelwood in the realms of education, the arts, workforce and business development, faith, and affordable housing. 

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Our Mission & Strategic Areas

The Heinz Endowments seeks to help our region thrive as a whole and just community and, through that work, to model solutions to major national and global challenges. We are devoted to advancing our vision of southwestern Pennsylvania as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Our work is supported by reliable data based on equitable, results-focused goals to cultivate a world where all are treated with fairness and respect and have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

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With grantmaking that averages almost $70 million annually, The Heinz Endowments is among the leading foundations in the United States. The impact of our grants lies in the possibilities they create, the critical need they address and the transformative change they help to bring about. Every grant listed here is part of that mission.

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Do you believe in the transformative power of art, creativity & design? Join the vibrant Endowments team as Managing Director of Creativity, and lead, inspire & collaborate with our grantmaking team in supporting creativity in the Pittsburgh region & beyond. Apply via PBR Executive Search.

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Maxwell King joins The Heinz Endowments Board of Directors

Maxwell King, former foundation leader, community and environmental advocate, bestselling author and distinguished journalist, has joined The Heinz Endowments Board of Directors. Mr. King will serve an initial three-year term., marking his return to the institution he served as President for almost a decade.

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Image courtesy of The Pittsburgh Foundation Alfred 'Burr' Wishart Jr.: Our Tribute

We at The Heinz Endowments extend our condolences to his family and friends, and join others in recognizing his lasting contributions that continue to benefit the Pittsburgh community and beyond.

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The War Horse Symposium

Jon Stewart and Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks were among the featured speakers at The War Horse Symposium. Members of the public were invited to the day-long convening to discuss the impact of military service with journalists, scholars, and government officials. 

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In Memory of Franco Harris

The Heinz family and members of the board and staff of The Heinz Endowments are deeply saddened by the news of Franco's passing, and our hearts go out to his family.

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h Magazine - Issue 2, 2022

The latest issue of h magazine begins with a special section that contains stories describing the challenges faced by children, youth and families as COVID-19 remains a concern even as restrictions are relaxed, and violence in schools and communities dominates news reports. Such conditions can be draining, but Pittsburgh-area organizations and agencies are fighting for a brighter future. Additional topics featured in this issue include voting access and public media as ways to strengthen democracy.

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