Recognizing outstanding contributions to the Arts, the Economy and the Environment
A visual and performance artist whose sculpture, installations, and community-based work confront racism, violence, homophobia and hate, while simultaneously providing affirmation and hope..
An interdisciplinary artist and educator whose experimental films, installations and multimedia works reflect on history and imagine futures of possibility..
Hilary Abell &
Co-Founders of Project Equity and leaders in the movement to create better jobs and a fairer economy by advancing employee ownership..
President and CEO of Oweesta, working to return wealth and financial independence to Native communities, addressing disenfranchisement that has led to profound socioeconomic disparities..
Rhett Ayers Butler
Journalist and founder of Mongabay, a global, nonprofit environmental science and conservation news platform that produces evidence-based news and investigative reporting in some 70 countries..
CEO of Elevate, dedicated to transforming energy efficiency improvements in affordable housing and to ensuring that everyone has equal access to clean and affordable heat, power and water..
About the Heinz Awards
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. There are six recipients annually, two recipients in each of the three categories. Awardees recieve a monetary award of $250,000 and the Heinz Awards medallion.Read More
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Heinz Family Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Awards
From Championing the Employee Ownership Movement and Returning Wealth to Native Communities to Exposing Environmental Threats to Vulnerable Ecosystems, 27th Heinz Awards Recipients Embody Courageous Leadership
PITTSBURGH, September 22, 2022—The Heinz Family Foundation today announced the recipients of the 27th 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. Two awards will be given per category. As part of the accolade, each recipient receives an unrestricted cash prize of $250,000.