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


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Recent News from Richard King Mellon Foundation


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

Pittsburgh's WESA, WYEP receive $1.65M from local foundations
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Pittsburgh public radio stations WYEP and WESA have received $1.65 million in grants from two local foundations. The Henry L. Hillman Foundation and the Richard King Mellon Foundation have each...more

Diabetes can be addressed holistically, emphasizing diet, exercise, medications, mental health
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The new diabetes-care model was introduced in November after Allegheny Health Network received a $6 million grant from the Richard King...more

TechShop youth programs switch gears as closing looms
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Plus, a new grant-funded program was going to keep 50 students — including Isaiah and Aysaiah — from Homewood in the shop beyond the...more

AHN developing new model for diabetes care with grant
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Allegheny Health Network will use a $6 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to try to build a new healthcare model of care...more

Diabetes treatment gets a boost with $6M grant
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Allegheny Health Network has received a $6 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to better confront diabetes, a chronic disease...more

Funding finalized for plan to build park across I-579 Downtown
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

A $19 million federal grant will allow Pittsburgh to build a connection ... of state funds, foundation grants, a contribution from the Penguins, and...more





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