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Heinz Family Foundation


Last profile update: 05/23/2017
Last grant data update: 06/13/2018

At A Glance

Heinz Family Foundation

625 Liberty Ave., Ste. 3200

Pittsburgh, PA United States 15222-3120


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Politics
  • Family foundation






Established in 1984 in PA; incorporated in 1992 - Founded by H. John Heinz, III and Teresa F. Heinz-Kerry. The late H. John Heinz, III was U.S. Senator from 1977-1991, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 18th District from 1971-1977. Teresa F. Heinz-Kerry is the wife of Senator John Kerry, heir to the H.J. Heinz company, and a noted philanthropist. She is the Chair of The Heinz Endowments, and a recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism. The Heinz Family Foundation includes the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Charitable Fund.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the Heinz Awards, environmental organizations, arts and cultural organizations, and women's health and pension.