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New Endowments grants aid efforts to narrow region’s food security gap

A new slate of grants will help fund the launch of the Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan, new urban gardens, and community-building within the state’s sustainable farming sector, bringing the Endowments’ commitment to food security issues over the past 12 months to $1.75 million.

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Introducing the Treasures

Stories about the 16 Black-led cultural organizations that are the first cohort in the Pittsburgh’s Cultural Treasures Initiative are scheduled to be posted on this site twice weekly as a continuation of the program’s goal to celebrate the contributions these groups have made to Western Pennsylvania. The articles in the series reflect the importance of recognizing the organizations’ work and that of others like them.

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New “We Can Be” podcast

The Endowments’ “We Can Be” podcast is back with new episodes. From PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown, Black Urban Gardeners’ Raqueeb Bey, and Carlow University’s Dr. Kathy Humphrey to Ohio River Valley Institute’s Joanne Kilgour and Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State’s Dr. Danny Perkins, listen and be inspired by their dedication to making a more just world for all.

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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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Exciting Fall Programs to continue the RACE + DISABILITY webinar series

Announcing new Race + Disability programs.  A FREE webinar, Scraping by: Financial Hardship for People with Disabilities, and FREE virtual conference, Race + Disability: Continuing the Conversation, are now open for registration.

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h Magazine - Issue 1, 2022

The latest h cover story is about Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood and examines progress on the Hazelwood Green development and other work in the community. Additional topics in this issue include local responses to affordable housing, child care and mental health challenges exacerbated by the pandemic; an update on the Pittsburgh’s Cultural Treasures program; and an overview of the Public Art and Communities initiative.

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City of Pittsburgh Transition Report 2022

A multitude of Endowments grantees played key roles in crafting the goals outlined in Pittsburgh Ma‌yor Ed Gainey’s transition team’s newly-released “Transition Report 2022.” Funded by the Endowments in partnership with The Pittsburgh Foundation, the report features input from more than 560 residents, as well as over 50 volunteer committee co-chairs, members and advisors. 

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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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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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