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Press Forward Pittsburgh will support trustworthy, independent journalism in region & beyond

Press Forward, the national media and journalism movement investing more than $500 million to strengthen communities and local news, has established a Pittsburgh chapter as one of 17 communities in its network of local chapters across the country. Press Forward Pittsburgh is being led by the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University in partnership with The Benter Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Henry L. Hillman Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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A commitment of up to $10 million joins Inflation Reduction Act funding for climate-friendly projects

The Heinz Endowments has committed $10 million over two years for climate-friendly regional projects, and is supporting the creation of a coordination hub designed to help nonprofits, municipalities, school districts and redevelopment authorities interested in applying for funds through the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Welcome Jasmin DeForrest

The Endowments welcomes Jasmin DeForrest as our new managing director of Creativity. Ms. DeForrest brings two decades of philanthropic grantmaking and nonprofit leadership to her new role, including a deep commitment to closing racial, socioeconomic, and gender gaps while providing opportunities within the creative community.

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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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