The Heinz Endowments Grant

Grants to Southwestern Pennsylvania Nonprofits for Arts,
Education, Economy, Health, Environment, and Community

GrantWatch ID#: 159037
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Heinz Endowments

08/01/17 - for Requests over $50,000. Requests under $50,000 may be submitted at any time.

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Grants of up to $50,000 and grants starting at $50,000 to Southwestern Pennsylvania nonprofits for a wide range of focus areas related to creativity, learning, and sustainability. Programs may be in the areas of arts, family and children's wellbeing, education, workforce preparedness, improved employment conditions, clean economy, equitable economy, environment, health, food systems, and support for veterans and their families.

The Heinz Endowments seeks to help ignite and sustain a new era of regional transformation by facilitating demonstrable and exemplary progress in areas critical to the community's future, and promote the advancement of a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive society.

Creativity Goals:

1. Creative Citizens - Create an environment where Pittsburgh residents, especially children and youth, have access to a creative life.

2. Creative Organizations and Artists - Ensure that Pittsburgh has a thriving ecology of cultural organizations, artists, and creative professionals who make creativity their life’s work.

3. Creative Places - Advance design excellence, public art and sustainability to ensure that Pittsburgh’s many neighborhoods and public spaces are beautiful and reflect the culture of residents.

Education Goals:

1. Family and Child Well-Being - supports children as they grow, imagine and create

2. Holistic Education - supports child, adolescent and adult learning from birth through post secondary

3. Workforce Readiness -connects school and industry to help launch career pathways

Sustainability Goals:

1. Advance an Inclusive Economy - Improve people's economic position through higher wages, family-sustaining employment and entrepreneurship.

2. Clean Economy - Advance a clean economy with renewables, green infrastructure and energy efficient/climate-friendly solutions.

3. Equitable Development - Pursue socially just economic opportunity so that distressed neighborhoods thrive without displacing vulnerable residents.

4. Environment & Health - Restore and protect Pittsburgh’s environmental systems, and enhance its public health.

5. Food Systems - Promote community health and vitality through sustainable food systems, especially in food deserts.

6. Military Veterans - Create communities where military veterans and their families are welcomed, valued and understood.

Applications for under $50,000 are accepted year-round; Grants over $50,000 should be submitted by the fixed deadlines.

The foundation funds organizations classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities under section 509(a) of that code. Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding.

Additionally, if you are not classified as tax-exempt, you may not use a conduit organization. It is advised that organizations that have applied for 501(c)(3) status, but have not yet received a determination letter, submit a copy of their entire 501(c)(3) application to the Endowments for review by the foundation’s legal counsel.

The Heinz Endowments concentrates its efforts and resources in southwestern Pennsylvania. Given its primarily regional focus, the foundation is generally unable to consider applications for funding for projects outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania unless they have been specifically requested by the foundation.

Applicants should verify their organization's status on Guide Star to make sure they are properly listed:

General applications deadlines:
- March 1 for the Spring board meeting
- August 1 for the Fall board meeting

Proposals for $50,000 or less may be considered on a rolling basis as interim requests.



Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For assistance with the online form:
Cheryl Dabat

The Heinz Endowments
Howard Heinz Endowment
Vira I. Heinz Endowment
30 EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3115

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