Small Arts Initiative summer 2022 grantees
Creative Development Awards
Tim Sippey Tim Sippey, solar engineer at Scalo Solar. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of State.

Small Arts Initiative summer 2022 grantees

The Heinz Endowments’ Small Arts Initiative summer 2022 cohort features funding for 19 artistic endeavors, including public art installations, a documentary about the legacy of Pittsburgh’s air quality, and a program that hones the creative talents of adult artists with disabilities.

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’22 Creative Development Awards shines light on region’s professional artists

Apply today for Creative Development Awards grantmaking program, which shines light on region’s professional artists, focusing on those whose careers show great promise. Program aims to advance careers through increased visibility, partnership opportunities and financial assistance. Applications due Aug.17, 2022.

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Mill 19 featured in “From Blue to Green: Transforming Jobs Around the World”

Hazelwood Green's Mill 19 is gaining international attention for its sustainability ethos. View “From Blue to Green: Transforming Jobs Around the World,” a visually stunning piece from the U.S. State Department, featuring details of the installation of 5,000 solar panels and the deep family connection that links one solar engineer to the rich history of Mill 19.

Learn about Mill 19 and solar engineer Tim Sippey

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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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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Now Hiring!

Join the Endowments’ team in doing meaningful and transformational work in the creativity, learning, sustainability and equity realms. Explore current employment opportunities, including Data Analyst and Accounting Manager positions with The Heinz Endowments.

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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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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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