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Celebrate artists from the 2021 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards

Long-serving foundation leader to leave Pittsburgh

The Endowments announced that the foundation's President Grant Oliphant is leaving Pittsburgh to take up a new position in San Diego.

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Community partnerships, new investments bring Hazelwood Green to life

Hazelwood Green, a former steel mill site on 178 acres of Hazelwood’s riverfront along the Monongahela, has seen major progress in the past year. The openings of the Plaza at Hazelwood Green and The Roundhouse, the expansion of Mill 19, and significant new investment announcements are sparking international interest in the site. 


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Celebrate artists from the 2021 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards

The Heinz Endowments, Opportunity Fund, and The Pittsburgh Foundation celebrated the visionary work of Pittsburgh artists at the virtual 2021 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards. We recognized nominees in Established Artist (Dawn Lundy Martin, Mikael Owunna and Staycee R. Pearl) and Emerging Artist (Theodore Alexander, Danielle “INEZ” Walker, and Janel Young) categories, announced awardees, and experienced invigorating performances.

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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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In Memory of James M. Walton

With deep sadness, members of the Heinz family and The Heinz Endowments extend heartfelt tribute to James ‘Jim’ M. Walton, following his passing on January 2, 2022. In October 2020, shortly before his 90th birthday, Mr. Walton retired from the Endowments Board as Vice Chairman Emeritus, after a tenure spanning more than 37 years.

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Now Hiring! Communications Associate

The Heinz Endowments seeks a Communications Associate who will assist in managing communications and public relations functions with specific focus on social media and digital communications. All applications are due by 5:00 pm on Wed., Jan. 26, 2022.

The Heinz Endowments has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to Michelle Pagano Heck, President, at Michelle@NonprofitTalent.com. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact The Heinz Endowments.

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h Magazine

Moment of Truth: Action is needed to address environmental crises before time runs out. This special environment-focused issue of h magazine opens with an essay by Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant that describes both the urgency of our current environmental challenges and the Endowments’ decades-long advocacy for cleaner and healthier air, water and communities.

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Covid-19 Resources

Need information or help in dealing with Covid-19?  See United Way's resource page on the subject.

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Free Webinar Series on Race + Disability

The FISA Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation are sponsoring a series of webinars as part of a broader effort to address the intersection of race and disability. Please join us as we learn to face our history and move forward together in more just, fair and inclusive ways.

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