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Joanne Kilgour, Executive Director, Ohio River Valley Institute Image courtesy Joanne Kilgour
Pittsburgh's Cultural Treasures
Small Arts Initiative summer 2022 grantees

New “We Can Be” podcast: Joanne Kilgour

Ohio River Valley Institute Executive Director Joanne Kilgour joins host Philip Johnson, the Endowments’ senior program director for Environment & Health, in breaking down the hype around hydrogen hubs and carbon capture.   

Hydrogen hubs have as their centerpiece massive pipeline networks that funnel carbon captured from power plants and factories to injection points for underground sequestration. Some present the process as key to our environmental future, but are the promises of jobs and a reduction in global warming real?

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PCTI phase two info sessions

Pittsburgh’s Cultural Treasures, a shared initiative of the Endowments, the Ford Foundation and the POISE Foundation, has begun a $3.2 million second phase that will be administered by the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) over three years. Black-led cultural organizations in the Western Pennsylvania region interested in learning more about a two- or three-year capacity building program are invited to email for details about registering for “A Call to Community” information session. 

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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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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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The Heinz Endowments is seeking a Data Specialist to help advance our vision of SW PA as a vibrant, equitable center of creativity, learning, and social, economic and environmental sustainability. Bring your talent to our supportive, creative work environment, and help us reach results-oriented goals through attainment, evaluation and communication of data. Enjoy an inspired, motivated team atmosphere and excellent benefits. A minimum of three to five years of experience in one or more of our focus areas is required.

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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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