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

Report: Disparities Persist In Arts Funding For Minorities
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

Disparities persist in the number of arts grants, total amounts of funds and average amount of grant dollars received by organizations of...more

Want to learn about the polluted air you breathe? Start here.
Foundation: Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Heinz Endowments

The Breathe Collaborative includes more than 25 different organizations from around the region, but the Project functions as an independent nonprofit under the auspices of the Community Foundation...more

Wolf Administration Awarded Grant to Improve Outcomes, Sustainability in Early Childhood Programs
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, Heinz Endowments

“This grant will allow child care providers the ability to focus on the development and nurturing of the children in their care,” said Acting DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “Evidence shows that...more

Pittsburgh Foundations Respond to Editorial with Public Stance against Excusing Racism
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation

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

"A Goal of Justice." Behind a Push for Racial Equity in Arts Funding
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Joyce Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

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

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

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