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


The Pittsburgh Foundation launches $1.5 million in new grants supporting racial justice
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

“White-led urban agriculture groups would get supply grants for thousands of dollars, while some of us in the Black growers' community were...more

Grove City College receives grant to help with coronavirus related costs
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Foundation's continuing commitment to higher education as an essential service to the local community, region and state is evident by its...more

Richard King Mellon Foundation Awards SU $210000
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Susquehanna is one of 12 regional colleges and universities to receive funding from the foundation, which allocated a total of $2.5 million. “Our...more

New Fund To Help Arts-And-Culture Groups Plan For The Pandemic, And Beyond
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Participants learn about the Arts | Equity | Reimagined program in an Aug. 20 information session on Zoom. Bill O'Driscoll / 90.5 WESA. A new...more

RK Mellon Foundation allocates more than $2.5 million in grants to Pa. universities
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Reiman said from there, the foundation began providing emergency operating support grants to other institutions, including Seton Hill University,...more

Fall programming unclear for Center for Creativity
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Fall programming unclear for Center for Creativity ... in those spaces to determine how we can provide the safest possible creative...more

Richard King Mellon Foundation adds $10 million to its earlier $15 million commitment for covid-19 ...
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The foundation announced last week that it had awarded 37 grants in response, totaling $5.25 million. “But there were so many worthy ideas, our...more

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



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