Chris DeCardy, President of The Heinz Endowments Image courtesy David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Mother and father holding a newborn baby Image courtesy of Child Trends
Group photo of the Creative Development Awards awardees

Chris DeCardy Named President of The Heinz Endowments

Chris DeCardy was today named the new President of The Heinz Endowments. Mr. DeCardy, a former senior executive with major U.S. foundations, currently is a consultant serving foundations and nonprofit organizations and will move to Pittsburgh from Menlo Park, California where he lives with his family.

Read the press release here

Prenatal-to-age-three Child Trends report reveals strengths and challenges

The Endowments has partnered with Child Trends, a national research organization focused on child and family well-being, in the creation of Prenatal-to-Three resources and tools. With an aim of contributing to a PN-3 system in Allegheny County that equitably supports all families with children from pregnancy to age three, the revealing report was informed by over 30 stakeholders in the family and child care fields. 

Read the PN3 Playbook report here.

Creative Development Awards celebrate 15 professional artists

The Endowments’ Creative Development Awards celebrate the region’s professional artists, with a special focus on those whose artistic achievements show great promise. The 15 professional artists and organizations that make up this year’s CDA cohort have been awarded a total of $296,450 in funding for a colorful slate of creative projects.

Learn about the awardees and their projects here

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