Richard King Mellon Foundation



The Richard King Mellon Foundation was created in 1947 by Richard King Mellon, the president and chairman of the Mellon Bank.


The foundation's current giving priorities primarily serve Southwestern Pennsylvania with programs that focus on Regional Economic Development and Conservation, along with Education and Human Services and Nonprofit Capacity Building.



The foundation contributes to variety of endeavors to stimulate business development, to promote economic health in rural areas, to leverage the economic impact of the regional health care, education and cultural assets, and to attract and retain talented people to Southwestern Pennsylvania.


Web Address

www.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/rkmellon/

Assets

$1,900,000,000 - 2010-12-31
$2,088,186,647 - 2006-12-31


Giving

$87,556,842 - 2010-12-31
$93,576,542 - 2006-12-31


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Richard King Mellon Foundation


South Greensburg plans grand opening for playground
Foundation: Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, Richard King Mellon Foundation

The project was built with grants from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Community Foundation of...more

Community Foundation, Chevron distribute nearly $140000 in fall grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of Fayette County, Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Community Foundation of Fayette County and the Chevron Community Fund recently awarded nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations...more

Community Foundation, Chevron distribute nearly $140000 in fall grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of Fayette County, Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Community Foundation of Fayette County and the Chevron Community Fund recently awarded nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations...more

Richard King Mellon Foundation names new director
Foundation: McCune Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Reiman previously served as a senior program officer for the McCune Foundation, where he played a role in grant making for medical initiatives...more

Richard King Mellon Foundation taps Sam Reiman as its new day-to-day leader
Foundation: McCune Foundation, Forbes Funds, Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Last year, the foundation made 159 grants totaling $116.3 million and another $122 million in commitments, including to organizations involved...more

Community Foundation and Chevron distribute nearly $140000 in fall grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of Fayette County, Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Community Foundation of Fayette County and the Chevron Community Fund has awarded nearly $140,000 to non-profit organizations in...more

RMU to receive more than $7M in grants
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Robert Morris University announced more than $7 million in grants, including $5 million for the John Jay Center of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. Of the four grants, the $5...more

City Funders Backing a New Park as a Way to Help Repair Old Wounds
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The effort is mostly paid for with a $19 million federal TIGER grant, but the $26 million park will get a little help from Pittsburgh-based philanthropy as well. The Richard King Mellon Foundation...more

Westmoreland orchestra to perform at Burrell High School
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

It includes a selection of music from “Harry Potter,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “Star Wars,” as well as pieces from Aaron Copland and Pyotr Ilyich ... Orchestra Executive Director...more

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra concert in Murrysville will benefit FR Panther Foundation
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

"Because of the (Mellon) grant, the symphony is covered on cost, which allowed us to use it as a fundraiser." The nonprofit FR Panther Foundation creates partnerships with local businesses...more



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$7M Federal Grant For Social Enterprise Solutions For Folks Facing Job Barriers


$7M Federal Grant For Social Enterprise Solutions For Folks Facing Job Barriers

REDF, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, will receive a $7 Million grant from the federal Social Innovation Fund program.


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