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.

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Recent News from Richard King Mellon Foundation


Richard King Mellon Foundation boosts funding for COVID-19 aid to $25 million
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

A grant of $100,000 to the Pittsburgh Symphony, for instance, will fund a new marketing initiative to attract people back to Downtown, said Mr. Reiman....more

Henry L. Hillman Foundation giving more than $4 million in emergency grants to help fight covid-19
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

One of the first and largest contributions was $1 million given to The Pittsburgh Foundation's Emergency Action Fund, along with The Heinz...more

Heinz Endowments awards $2.3 million 'initial wave' in emergency grants
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation received $1 million in funding from the Endowments towards the creation of an Emergency Action Fund in collaboration...more

Pittsburgh foundations announce $10M Emergency Action Fund to make grants quickly to those ...
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Pittsburgh foundations and other philanthropic institutions have joined forces with impressive speed, to provide $4 million to create an...more

Pittsburgh region's foundation community responds to coronavirus pandemic
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Pennsylvania's largest foundations and a group of philanthropic institutions Monday announced the creation of a $4 million Emergency Action...more

St. Clair Hospital expansion gets $1 million gift from Richard King Mellon Foundation
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The donation brings to $28 million the total in grants and private gifts toward the ... The Pittsburgh-based foundation the region's largest...more

St. Clair Hospital expansion gets $1 million gift from Richard King Mellon Foundation
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

“”The Richard King Mellon Foundation has a long and storied history of philanthropy that enhances the health and welfare of men, women...more

Foundation gives $1M to help build St. Clair Hospital new outpatient center
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The six-floor outpatient center that is being built at St. Clair Hospital is getting a $1 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The...more

Next generation to lead Richard King Mellon Foundation
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The next generation of Mellons is taking the helm of Pittsburgh's largest philanthropy. ... “I am proud and honored to serve our region and the priorities of my family's philanthropic mission,”...more

SU awarded $950K grant
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The two-year grant will support several initiatives at the center located at ... “The Richard King Mellon Foundation has been integral to the success...more



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