Heinz Endowments

Type: Organization
Name: Heinz Endowments
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Community Foundation Update (9/20/14)

FloridaThe Community Foundation for Northeast Florida in Jacksonville has announced the creation of the LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida and identified its first grant recipients. The foundation’s second giving circle aims to provide support ... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

PA State Child Care Officials Receive Children’s Environmental Health (CEHN) 2014 Community Award

| PR WebWASHINGTON, DC -- The Children 's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) will present its 2014 Community Award to Pennsylvania officials Dr. Barbara Minzenberg and Ms. Maureen Murphy, who will be honored at the group’s Ninth Annual Award Reception ... [Published BioPortfolio - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Pa. residents living closer to gas wells have more health issues, study finds

Lindsay Lazarski/WHYYA new study found residents living closer to natural gas wells were more likely to report health problems.A new study has found that residents in western Pennsylvania living close to Marcellus Shale gas drilling sites were twice as ... [Published News Works - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

» Yale study shows potential link between health ailments, gas wells

Skin conditions and upper respiratory problems were more than twice as common among Washington County residents living closest to natural gas wells, according to a Yale University study released this week .Researchers surveyed 492 residents in 180 randomly ... [Published Observer-Reporter - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Senate approves three Obama nominees for CPB Board of Directors

The Senate approved three members of the CPB Board Thursday, one returning and two new. The three were nominated by President Obama earlier this year.SemblerNew to the governing body for a term expiring in 2016 is David Arroyo of Brooklyn, N.Y., s.v.p. ... [Published Current Online - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

New KaBOOM! playground constructed in Whitehall

When she heard the numbers, Eilah Brown broke into a broad smile.“Are you serious?” she asked.Jim Guffey, executive director of South Hills Interfaith Ministries, reassured her that 350 volunteers were, indeed, there Saturday to help build a new playground ... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Chuck Cooper Foundation receives grant

The Chuck Cooper Foundation on Tuesday said it has been awarded a $75,000 grant from The Heinz Endowments. The grant will fund the Chuck Cooper Leadership Development Program, which will provide graduate and undergraduate African-American students with ... [Published Pittsburgh Business Times - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Heinz Endowments leader Oliphant pleads for rescue of August Wilson Center

Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant made a passionate plea on Saturday for the arts community and its supporters to oppose a hotel developer's plan to buy the debt-ridden August Wilson Center for African American Culture for $9.5 million.“We now ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Oliphant on compromise AWC plan: No middle ground

GRANT OLIPHANTAfter an early afternoon meeting with 980 Liberty Partners principal Mathew Shollar, Heinz Endowments President and CEO Grant Oliphant told the New Pittsburgh Courier there is no compromise position to be taken between the two on the future ... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Pittsburgh Foundations Won’t Compromise With Developer on Center

The three Pittsburgh foundations working to save the debt-burdened August Wilson Center for African American Culture see little possibility of reaching a compromise with the developer that has offered to buy the center's building for $9.5 million, the ... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Environmentalists split over green group’s fracking industry ties

In 2012, when Ohio’s Senate passed a controversial hydraulic fracturing bill that was supported by the oil and gas industry, environmental groups lined up against it, saying it would endanger public health. But during hearings on the bill, it gained one ... [Published ZNet - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Foundations reject overture from developer on August Wilson Center

The head of a foundation coalition vying for control over the August Wilson Center for African American Culture said Wednesday he will not agree to a compromise with the hotel developer trying to buy the Downtown building.The Heinz Endowments President ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 27 2014]

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"If it's not funded by Heinz, let's talk about it," he said. "Science is good. We're all for taking a hard, serious look."
...to meet the needs of children and families, schools, communities and the country suffer," said Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant . "Quality afterschool programs keep students safe and supervised, provide opportunities for them to learn and grow, offer nutritious snacks and meals, prepare youth to succeed in school and in life, and help them expand their horizons through hands-on, engaging activities that are both educational and fun. These programs are often the key to unlocking children's hidden skills and aptitudes. Every penny invested in an afterschool programs pays dividends for years to come."
...For us, this building is a community asset and home to a noble ambition that still deserves to have a place of its own," wrote Oliphant. "For our part, we cannot accept the notion inherent in your plan of converting a $40 million public asset into a privately owned hotel when a simple plan to save that asset in full is being put forward by our foundations. In our view, your plan does great injustice to both the architecture and mission of the center, treating it as little more than a part-time theater."
"It is a wonderful new benefit to the community that should get kids excited about playing and staying active" James Guffey, executive director of South Hills Interfaith Ministries, said...

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Events Listings: Sept. 19 to 25, 2014 [Published Northeast Pennsylvania Weekender - 1 hour ago]
Community Foundation Update (9/20/14) [Published Philanthropy News Digest - 16 hours ago]
Too close for comfort [Published Boulder Weekly - Sep 18 2014]
PA State Child Care Officials Receive Children’... [Published BioPortfolio - Sep 16 2014]
PA State Child Care Officials Receive Children’... [Published PRWeb - Sep 16 2014]
Pa. residents living closer to gas wells have m... [Published News Works - Sep 16 2014]
» Yale study shows potential link between healt... [Published Observer-Reporter - Sep 12 2014]
Senate approves three Obama nominees for CPB Bo... [Published Current Online - Sep 11 2014]
New KaBOOM! playground constructed in Whitehall [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sep 11 2014]
Yale, Penn State studies offer conflicting view... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 11 2014]
KaBOOM! Whitehall playground built in six hours [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 11 2014]
More health symptoms reported near ‘fracking’ n... [Published Yale University - Sep 10 2014]
Residents living nearer natural gas wells repor... [Published Cleveland.com - Sep 10 2014]
Chuck Cooper Foundation receives grant [Published Pittsburgh Business Times - Sep 09 2014]
Heinz Endowments leader Oliphant pleads for res... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 07 2014]
Events Listings: Sept. 5 to 11, 2014 [Published Northeast Pennsylvania Weekender - Sep 06 2014]
Choreographer gets in step with technology for ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 06 2014]
Oliphant on compromise AWC plan: No middle ground [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Sep 05 2014]
America Will Turn the Lights On for Afterschool... [Published Michigan Live - Sep 04 2014]
Pittsburgh Foundations Won’t Compromise With De... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Sep 01 2014]
August Wilson Center’s financial woes leave lit... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 29 2014]
Environmentalists split over green group’s frac... [Published ZNet - Aug 28 2014]
Foundations reject overture from developer on A... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 27 2014]
Institute for Black Male Achievement [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Aug 26 2014]
Mayor Peduto announces early childhood educatio... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 25 2014]
‘Sisters Saving Ourselves Now’ summit addresses... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Aug 21 2014]
Jeron X. Grayson Community Center nears completion [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Aug 21 2014]
Wanted: playground-building volunteers for Whit... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 21 2014]
Judge: $500,000 grant to stay with August Wilso... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 18 2014]
Judge limits evidence in legal battle over debt... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 18 2014]
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In Pennsylvania, Dr. Frack will see you now [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jul 23 2014]
People who live near fracking sites have been complaining for years about headaches, nosebleeds, and birth defects. Now one such population, in Washington County, Penn., is getting some help in the form of free medical consultations — but not from ...
Oligarchy in the Twenty-First Century [Published Washington Free Beacon - Apr 25 2014]
“To see what is in front of one’s nose,” George Orwell famously wrote , “needs a constant struggle.” In front of my nose as I write this is a copy of last Sunday’s New York Times . I have opened it to the business section. Below the fold is one of ...
The Heinz Endowments Names Grant Oliphant Presi... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Apr 14 2014]
PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grant Oliphant was today named the new President of The Heinz Endowments, one of the nation's leading family foundations. He returns to the Endowments – an organization he previously served for over 10 years ...
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National Search to Recruit New President and CE... [Published Financial Services - Apr 14 2014]
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