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Endowments focuses $4.4 million on child care, prenatal – age three well-being

With need heightened by the pandemic, The Heinz Endowments is focusing $4.4 million on the child care sector, prenatal – age three well-being, and capacity-building training to help communities advocate for the policies necessary for systemic change in the early learning and child care arena. Read the press release.

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The power of shared prosperity

Funded in part by the Endowments’ largest-ever single grant and guided by a committee of community leaders, the Center for Shared Prosperity at Carnegie Mellon University aims to create a sustainable, replicable model for community-university collaboration, focusing on solutions for socio-economic inequities. Read the press release here. Listen to a new “We Can Be” podcast episode about the Center featuring CREATE Lab’s Illah Nourbakhsh, Raqueeb Bey, exec. dir. of Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh, and Endowments’ President Grant Oliphant. 

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War Horse honored with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Awards has honored military and veteran journalism non-profit The War Horse with their 2021 Book and Journalism Award in the New Media category.  Read about the awards here.

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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 based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where we concentrate on advancing a sustainable future for our community and planet, successful learning outcomes for young people and their families, and a culture of engaged creativity for all our citizens.

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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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