Partners announce $11 million Preserve Affordability Pittsburgh loan fund
Chris DeCardy, President of The Heinz Endowments Image courtesy Joshua Franzos/Treehouse Media
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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

Chris DeCardy was today named the new President of The Heinz Endowments. Mr. DeCardy, a former senior executive with major U.S. foundations, currently is a consultant serving foundations and nonprofit organizations and will move to Pittsburgh from Menlo Park, California where he lives with his family.

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Creative Development Awards Call for Applications

The Creative Development Awards grantmaking program is accepting applications now through Ma‌y 1, 2023, with a Zoom information session scheduled for Wednesday, Ma‌rch 29 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. The Creative Development Awards offer support to an annual cohort of regional professional artists, with the goal of advancing their careers through direct financial assistance, partnership opportunities, and increased visibility.

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