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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Recent News from Heinz Endowments

Heinz Endowments award $5.4 million to 16 organizations promoting Black culture ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Heinz Endowments

Pittsburgh's Heinz Endowments have awarded $5.4 million in grant funding to ... The Ford Foundation provided $5 million in funding to 10...more

Heinz Endowments awards $5.4 million in grants to local cultural organizations |
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Heinz Endowments

Pittsburgh's Cultural Treasures is part of America's Cultural Treasures, a national initiative by the Ford Foundation to increase support to...more

Grant Oliphant, longtime Heinz Endowments president, to leave post for San Diego job next ...
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Sam Reiman, director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation, said Mr. Oliphant's quick work on the emergency fund was emblematic of his leadership....more

Pittsburgh Is Losing One of Its Longtime Philanthropic Leaders
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

“But helping to scale up what will become San Diego's largest foundation and to influence the potential of philanthropy in a community where...more

Prebys Foundation appoints noted Pittsburg philanthropy expert as CEO - The San Diego ...
Foundation: Heinz Endowments

The Conrad Prebys Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic grant-makers in greater San Diego, has recruited the president of...more

9/11 Charity Evolves to Meet Today's Needs; Person-to-Person Giving Is Growing
Foundation: Heinz Endowments

... of lives were lost in terrorist attacks, all of us at the Chronicle are thinking back to what this moment meant for us and for...more

Heinz Endowments accepting applications for Creative Development Awards
Foundation: Heinz Endowments

Residencies at arts organizations: Arts organizations may apply for grants up to $35,000 to host a residency with local, national or international artists...more

Pittsburgh's Heinz Endowments to dole out $10M to Western Pa.'s Black arts, cultural groups
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Heinz Endowments

The Heinz Endowments — a grant-making giant headquartered in Downtown Pittsburgh that doles out money to support nonprofits and...more

Heinz Endowments Announces $10 Million For Black Arts In Pittsburgh Area
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

The program is part of a Ford Foundation initiative infusing $156 million into Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous arts organizations across the...more

Hill District, Hazelwood Green projects top list of grants from Heinz Endowments
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation

The endowments, the region's second largest foundation, also announced creation of a new $3 million fund to help nonprofit cultural organizations...more

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