The Heinz Endowments
With about $1.3 billion in assets, the Endowments ranks among the top 50 foundations in the country. Its roots are in the private philanthropy of the Heinz family, founders and managers of the H.J. Heinz Co. and leaders in public service. Through five generations, the Heinz family has been a generous benefactor of the arts, cultural institutions, civic-economic development, the environment and human services. The wills of the son of the company founder, Howard Heinz, and his sister-in-law, Vira I. Heinz, provided endowments that created the foundation known today for grant making that is concentrated in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Endowments’ mission is to help the region thrive as a whole community — economically, ecologically, educationally and culturally — while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the fields in which it works. The foundation, which also strives to develop solutions to problems that are national in scope, disburses about $63 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and public projects each year.
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is designated a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More than 500,000 babies have been born at Magee since its inception in 1911, and Magee’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is Pennsylvania’s largest. Specialized programs for women include breast and gynecological cancers, genetics and reproductive endocrinology. Magee recently expanded its clinical care to men as well as women, with a full-service Emergency Department and services including imaging, cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery, urology, neurology and pulmonology.