Heinz Endowments, a charitable arm of Heinz separate from its consumer foods business, has relieved Caren Glotfelty of managing its Environment Program, which is a significant part of the endowment's overall grants. Her last day will be Thursday.

In recent years, Heinz Endowments had given a great deal of its money to environmental groups opposed to natural gas extraction. Then more recently, it joined a consortium with major drilling companies like Shell and Chevron to create stricter energy industry standards, which annoyed environmental groups.

In 2011, Heinz gave out about $7.8 million in environmental grants. Glotfelty told reporters in an email that "the board has indicated that it is moving in a different direction with regard to the Environment Program." 

Like maybe working to help the environment instead of working against natural gas in Pennsylvania?