The Heinz Endowments Grant

From The Heinz Endowments

The Heinz Endowments seeks to help our region thrive as a whole and just community and, through that work, to model solutions to major national and global challenges. We are devoted to advancing our vision of southwestern Pennsylvania as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Type of Support


The Heinz Endowments explicitly works to use the region of southwestern Pennsylvania as a laboratory to develop solutions to problems that are national and global in scope, and as a place to test and apply the best thinking in the world about solutions to complex social problems.

Goals and strategies for the three strategic areas that receive funding are as follows:

  • Creativity
    • Support cultural organizations to more effectively produce or present art
    • Ensure that individual artists can build careers and lives in the greater Pittsburgh region
    • Foster creative places by elevating the role of arts, culture, and high-quality design into regional development
    • Cultivate abundant opportunities for high-quality creative learning experiences
  • Learning
    • Foster equitable opportunities for all children and their families, especially those living in vulnerable neighborhoods
    • Focus on child and family well-being, holistic education and workforce readiness
  • Sustainability
    • Inclusive economy
    • Clean economy
    • Equitable development
    • Environment and public health
    • Food systems
    • Military veterans


Organization's Location
Program Location
PA (Southwestern Pennsylvania)
Organization Type
Fiscally-sponsored organizations
  • Applicants must submit a "Share Your Idea" form prior to being invited to fill out a General Application.
  • It is the policy of The Heinz Endowments that "indirect/general overhead/administrative" cost assessments (i.e. those typically expressed as arbitrary "factors" or flat percentage cost add-ons) often applied to grant proposal budgets by large educational and/or research institutions are not acceptable and will not be included in the amount of any grants awarded.


For-profit businesses
not specified


You may submit applications every year.
Step 1: Pre-proposal
Application deadline
Jul 15
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Required Attachments
Project Budget
Board List
Audited Financial Statement
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