Grant Oliphant is vice president of programs and planning at The Heinz Endowments. He manages the Endowments' 12-member program staff and a $60 million annual grant-making portfolio encompassing five areas: Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Education; Environment; and Innovation Economy. He also works with and guides special task forces promoting civic design, school reform, and stronger links between environmental stewardship and economic development.