Formerly known as Heritage Health Foundation, Heritage Community Initiatives (Heritage) was created in 1983 as the development division of the Braddock Medical Center. Through growth and response to changing community needs, in 2008 Heritage’s new name was chosen to reflect the redeveloped mission, as well as to familiarize funders and collaborators with the diverse services offered by the organization. Today, Heritage Community Initiatives is privileged to serve thousands of families facing socioeconomic challenges through three major areas of focus – Transportation, Education & Nutrition.
Heritage Community Initiatives is honored to celebrate our fourth decade of serving families in forty communities within Eastern Allegheny County through our Transportation, Education, and Nutrition programs. Each year, Heritage provides highly accredited academically-based early learning and out-of-school time programming for over 300 at risk children. Heritage Community Transportation, a fixed-route transit service in operation for 20 years, has provided more than 1.5 million rides for residents in largely transit-isolated communities. Heritage is the only human services nonprofit in the Commonwealth designated as a provider of public transportation. More than 100,000 meals are served each year by our Nutrition Services, which offers solutions in meal planning, ordering, preparation and delivery while creating healthy options for youth and senior populations.