The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation



The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a nonprofit corporation governed by the laws of the State of New York. It was founded on the 30th of June 1969 through the consolidation of Avalon Foundation and Old Dominion Foundation.


Currently, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is making grants in five core program areas: Higher Education and Scholarship; Scholarly Communications and Information Technology; Art History, Conservation, and Museums; Performing Arts; and, Conservation and the Environment.



The foundation's philosophy is to build, strengthen, and sustain institutions and thier core capacities.


Web Address

www.mellon.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @MellonFdn

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Recent News from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


UC Celebrates $15 Million Mellon Grant to Support Faculty Diversity
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The University of California today (July 16) announced the receipt of a $15 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the...more

Five-Theater Partnership Receives $1.5 Million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant To Create ...
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is the nation's largest supporter of the arts and humanities. Through their grants, they seek to build...more

Two River Theater Presents "Opening Act" - Summer Education Programs For 9th-12th Graders
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Hailed by the New York Times for his “silky smooth voice”, he is a masters graduate of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music jazz arts...more

Subject: What Gifts for Racial Equity Have Achieved; the Multiplier Effect of MacKenzie's Scott's ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, McKnight Foundation

... after George Floyd's murder, the big question has been whether the explosion of philanthropic aid would make a difference. ... continue,” Ellie Buteau, the Center for Effective Philanthropy's...more

Education Behind and Beyond Bars
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Funding for these initiatives were provided by a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. When Zelda Roland founded the Yale...more

University of Maine System trustee meeting summarizes new developments ahead
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The program is run primarily with funding from second-chance Pell Grants and other private funds like that of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,...more

Trinity College receives $180K grant to address underrepresentation in leadership
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation

This is the second grant awarded by the Mellon Foundation for this project; the first of the two grants was announced in the fall of 2019. The...more

Shorefront Awarded Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Shorefront has been awarded a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support Shorefront's work in collections...more

$38.5 Million Has Been Allocated to LA Arts Recovery
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$38.5 Million Has Been Allocated to LA Arts Recovery ... jobs is in a creative field, according to the 2020 Otis Report on the Creative Economy. ... “Los Angeles's arts organizations embody the...more

Mellon Foundation awards $5 million grant to support Penn professor's project
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Penn a $5 million grant to professor Tulia Falleti for her project, “Dispossessions in the Americas:...more



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