The Heinz Endowments

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.

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$1,481,225,000 - 2010-12-31
$1,435,890,084 - 2006-12-31


$36,176,000 - 2010-12-31
$57,029,975 - 2006-12-31

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Recent News from Heinz Endowments

The Fred Rogers Company receives US$3-million grant
Foundation: Heinz Endowments

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

Join with local foundations to support Puerto Rico's Recovery
Foundation: Puerto Rico Community Foundation , Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

Our two foundations are coming together in this effort to support the Puerto Rico Community Foundation. The community foundation is structured...more

Barotse Activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe Presents Wade in the Water
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

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

How government nonprofit, private companies turned federal funds into $400000 apartments for ...
Foundation: McCune Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

At the center of the process is a 10-year-old Allies & Ross Management and Development Corp., which has grown into one of the region's 50...more

Pittsburgh's powerful NONPROFITS
Foundation: McCune Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

Nonprofit institutions -- let's call them the “Uns,” since they are united largely by what they .... said Kevin Kearns, a professor of nonprofit management at the University of Pittsburgh's...more

At Community Foundation dinner, former ambassador recalls Johnstown upbringing
Foundation: Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Heinz Endowments

Richard Verma, Johnstown native and former U.S. ambassador to India, speaks during Community Foundation for the Alleghenies' 2017...more

'An Intolerable Failure': How Nonprofits Responded to Charlottesville
Foundation: Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Heinz Endowments

"[The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation] exists to support and serve all who live in and around Charlottesville, and now, more than ever,...more

Foundations award $170k in grants to Pittsburgh Black artists
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

In all, 12 artists and organizations received $170,000 in grant support from the partnership between the Pittsburgh Foundation and the...more

Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh program awards $170000 in grants
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

A partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh is a grant-making program in the...more

Student group secures grant for Plum school library upgrades
Foundation: Heinz Endowments

Plum High School's library may get new furniture and upgrades with grant ... Uncontained, which promotes design thinking and youth...more

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