A woman veteran dressed in an Army green t-shirt participating in a group discussion in a supportive group setting.
Bees making honey
Collage of Creative Development Awardees

New study examines impact of equitable access to services on health outcomes of veterans

A major study funded by the Endowments will examine the effectiveness and efficiencies of health and service outcomes for more than 4,000 veterans in southwestern Pennsylvania. Focusing on services provided by the region’s Veterans Affairs medical centers and PAServes-affiliated nonprofit service providers, the research will be led by the Pittsburgh-based Veterans Health Foundation and includes elements that identify and offer solutions to race and gender-based disparities in how services are accessed and provided.

Read the veterans media release

Hazelwood Green is buzzing

Bees are an integral part of our ecosystem, but face dangers from climate change, pesticides and deforestation. Hazelwood Green’s historic Mill 19 - already a sustainability model with one of the largest solar arrays in the country and LEED Platinum certification – has quietly been helping stabilize the community’s bee population. Learn how RIDC’s efforts in Hazelwood are making a difference.

Read the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article

16 professional artists receive Creative Development Awards

Pittsburgh’s rich cultural heritage and diverse artistic future are celebrated by 16 artists receiving a total of $346,000 through The Heinz Endowments’ Creative Development Awards program. Themes of uplifting cultural heritage, loss and healing, bridging political differences, and human rights advocacy connect the work of many of the artists, who also incorporate technology and science into their creations.

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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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