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Heinz Family Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Awards
From Safeguarding the Navajo Nation’s Natural Resources and Exploring Generational History Through Art, to Championing an Equitable Climate Transition, Economic Prosperity and Social Justice, 28th Heinz Awards Recipients Embody Altruistic Leadership
PITTSBURGH, September 20, 2023 — The Heinz Family Foundation today announced the recipients of the 28th Heinz Awards, which will present cash awards totaling $1.5 million to six Americans for outstanding contributions in the categories of the Arts, the Economy and the Environment. Two awards will be given per category. As part of the accolade, each recipient receives an unrestricted cash prize of $250,000.
From the Heinz Awards
Drawing on History and Heritage to Create Interdisciplinary Art: Heinz Family Foundation Names Kevin Beasley and Roberto Lugo Recipients of the 28th Heinz Awards for the Arts
PITTSBURGH, September 20, 2023 — The Heinz Family Foundation today named visual artists Kevin Beasley and Roberto Lugo recipients of the prestigious 28th Heinz Awards for the Arts.Read More
Protecting the Navajo Nation’s Precious Natural Resources and Leading a Movement for Climate Justice: Heinz Family Foundation Names Nicole Horseherder and Colette Pichon Battle Recipients of the 28th Heinz Awards for the Environment
PITTSBURGH, September 20, 2023 — The Heinz Family Foundation today named Nicole Horseherder, co-founder, Tó Nizhóní Ání (Sacred Water Speaks), and Colette Pichon Battle, co-founder of Taproot Earth and former executive director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, recipients of the prestigious 28th Heinz Awards for the Environment.Read More
Addressing Tech Entrepreneurship and Racial Barriers to Farm Ownership: Heinz Family Foundation Names Kathryn Finney and Leah Penniman Recipients of the 28th Heinz Awards for the Economy
PITTSBURGH, September 20, 2023 — The Heinz Family Foundation today named Kathryn Finney, author and managing general partner, Genius Guild, and Leah Penniman, co-founder, Soul Fire Farm, recipients of the prestigious 28th Heinz Awards for the Economy.Read More
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