WE ARE LIFE

Partners

The Heinz Endowments is based in Pittsburgh, where we use our region as a laboratory for the development of solutions to challenges that are national in scope. Although the majority of our giving is concentrated within southwestern Pennsylvania, we work wherever necessary, including statewide and nationally, to fulfill our mission. That mission is to help our region thrive as a whole community, economically, ecologically, educationally and culturally, while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the fields in which we work. Our fields of emphasis include philanthropy in general and the disciplines represented by our five grant-making programs: Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Community & Economic Development; Education; and Environment.


Eden Hall Foundation is a private foundation established pursuant to the will of Sebastian Mueller, a Pittsburgh philanthropist and vice president and director of the H. J. Heinz Company. During his lifetime, Mr. Mueller gave substantial support to improve conditions of the poor and disadvantaged, the promotion of sound education, and the support of health facilities and projects. Today, the trustees of Eden Hall Foundation continue his stewardship in the areas of social welfare, health, education and the arts.


Our society is built on science and technology. In order to be educated and engaged citizens of the world in the 21st century, everyone needs to know and understand the basics of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


For our nation, and our region, to remain economically and environmentally strong and sustainable, we must ensure that the upcoming generation has strong STEM skills, both to fill workforce needs and to solve the complex problems of our times.

We help projects and programs in the early stages of development—when just a small amount of investment has the potential to yield big results in the community. Since 2001, we’ve worked with regional and national philanthropic partners to build strong networks and make nearly $7 million of community-decided investments in more than 1,000 early-stage projects, organizations, innovators, and activities.


Foundations, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving educational experiences for America's children and youth—throughout the day, everywhere they learn. Partnering with education and community leaders, Foundations supports those who enhance the lives and prospects of our most vulnerable children.


We are investing $300 million in our Diversity in Technology Initiative to achieve full representation of women and under-represented minorities at Intel by 2020, through funding, training, hiring, and retention.

The CREATE Lab is both a technology breeding ground and a community partner. It is this unique combination that enables a new form of local change: one that empowers the citizens to chart their technology future and, most important of all, their community's prospects for quality of life.


The Community College of Allegheny County is about students learning from expert faculty in a learning-centered environment. It's about a full campus life that includes athletics, social organizations, honor societies, service clubs, student services, the Honors Program and more. It's about choice—more than 150 programs that lead to great careers and great four-year colleges. It's about convenience—four campuses, four neighborhood centers and flexible schedules, including online courses.


For our nation, and our region, to remain economically and environmentally strong and sustainable, we must ensure that the upcoming generation has strong STEM skills, both to fill workforce needs and to solve the complex problems of our times.

Drafting Dreams educates students Kindergarten through 12th grade on principles of architecture and urban design, through creative design exercises and design curricula.


Fireman Creative builds responsive websites and software applications, produces video, and creates content so clients thrive in the digital marketplace.


The Center for Urban Education’s vision is to be a space of learning and sharing with communities to positively transform educational opportunities and experiences.


A resource for the people, organizations, and ideas shaping the future of teaching and learning in the greater Pittsburgh region.


As a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization, YMWI serves as an organization of excellence dedicated to interdisciplinary development, scientific investigation, professional training and clinical amalgamation of active music participation strategies with integrative evidence-based medical insights for the purpose of enhancing quality of life for individuals of all ages regardless of race, ethnicity or disability.


YMWI’s primary purpose is to advance our understanding of Recreational Music Making and creative musical expression as effective lifestyle enhancement strategies. The Institute’s mission is carried out through exemplary scientific research as well as dissemination of insights and findings through multiple educational venues. The Institute’s collaborators range from a world-renowned genomic research institution, to award-winning hospitals and extraordinary community centers dedicated to improving quality of life.