Recognizing outstanding contributions to the Arts, the Economy and the Environment
Visual artist whose works encompass sculpture, sound and performance, and are inspired by personal experiences of grappling with history, generational memory, power and race in America..
Ceramicist, activist, poet and educator whose wheel-thrown pottery uses traditional vessel forms as canvases for street art depicting social resistance, hip-hop culture and Puerto Rican and African heritage..
Founding managing partner of Genius Guild, one of tech’s most influential women working to boldly break down barriers that have hindered Black and Brown women from entering and succeeding in the startup ecosystem..
Co-Founder of Soul Fire Farm, dedicated to sharing regenerative farming practices with Black, Indigenous and people of color to reconnect them to the land, promote food system equity and train the next generation of farmers.
Co-Founder of Tó Nizhóní Áni, an energy justice leader working to protect the water, air and landscapes of the Navajo Nation and position the region to transition to and produce renewable energy..
Colette Pichon Battle
Co-Founder of Taproot Earth, a climate justice organizer and human rights lawyer who continues to advance ecological equity in communities of color living on the frontlines of extreme weather brought on by climate change..
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 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.