The Heinz Endowment is composed of two endowments founded over four decades apart, the Howard Heinz Endowment and the Vira I. Heinz Endowment. These endowments were the product of a family commitment to community that began with H.J. Heinz.
The mission of the endowments is to help Southwestern Pennsylvania thrive as a whole community, economically, ecologically, educationally, and culturally, while advacning the state of knowledge and practice in the fields of their work.
They focus more on general philanthropy. They have five grant-making programs which include Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Community & Economic Development; Education; and Environment.
This kind of advocacy is unusual for a community foundation, but part of a pattern for the Pittsburgh Foundation, as NPQ's Steve Dubb recently noted. It is worth noting that the Post-Gazette was...more
If I had to predict the top arts philanthropy trend for 2018, it would be institutional funders' intensifying efforts to boost equitable funding and access to the arts. Dr. Dorian Burton, Assistant...more
This includes the creative development and piloting of new original concepts for multiple platforms (both optioning existing content and commissioning new work), plus scripting, character design,...more
A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she is the recipient of multiple awards that include the ... the Advancing Black Arts Award 2016 for The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Small...more