heinz award medallion showing two hands around the earth

Recognizing outstanding contributions to the Arts, the Economy and the Environment

About the Heinz Awards

Senator John Heinz

About the Heinz Awards

Established by Teresa Heinz in 1993 to honor the memory of her late husband, U.S. Senator John Heinz, the Heinz Awards celebrate the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the Arts, the Economy and the Environment. During the program’s first 25 years, awards were given in five categories. Moving forward, there will be six recipients, with two recipients in each of the three categories. Awardees will receive a monetary award of $250,000 and the Heinz Awards medallion.

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Heinz Family Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Awards

From Championing Environmental Justice and Regenerative Agriculture to Removing Economic Barriers to Economic Prosperity and Entrepreneurship, Recipients of 26th Heinz Awards Are Leaders of Transformative Change

PITTSBURGH, November 18, 2021 — The Heinz Family Foundation today announced the recipients of the 26th Heinz Awards, which will present unrestricted cash awards totaling $1.5 million to seven Americans for outstanding contributions in the categories of the Arts, the Economy and the Environment.

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