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$5.75 million in funding to support local arts and culture

Thirty-seven organizations will receive a total of $5.75 million in arts funding, including a number of grants directed to organizations that have made especially effective adjustments since the onset of COVID-19.  

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The U.S. Capitol is dear to me as a symbol, as it is for most Americans, but it is also dear to me as a place. Decades ago, when I had the great privilege to work there for a true public servant, U.S. Senator John Heinz, I always felt a sense of awe and reverence when I would enter that building. It never grew old. What happened on Ja‌nuary 6 shook me deeply, and like many I condemned it as the sin against America it so obviously was.

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Endowments-supported child care report by Fourth Economy

Even before COVID-19 hit, the region’s child care system was challenged, and the pandemic has exacerbated those cracks, revealing complicated, unsustainable funding models and inequity. With less child care options, many parents are leaving the workforce, adversely affecting our economy. Here’s what we can do to build a better system.

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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 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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