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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


Leon Ford, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert launch foundation to address gun violence
Foundation: Jones Day, Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Hear Foundation's inaugural grants are targeted toward youth programming. The first grant will fund three youth camps: Voices Against...more

Shark Tank Without The Sharks - Social Impact Investment Pitch Competition
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

What began as an event to find three business owners to split a $1 million investment, turned into a life-changing $3 million move by the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The foundation is not only...more

These social enterprises won Richard King Mellon Foundation's first pitch competition - Technical.ly
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The prominent Pittsburgh philanthropic organization accepted submissions from for-profit companies with social impact-minded products, technologies...more

Bobby Zappala and Kevin L. Jenkins join RK Mellon Foundation - NEXTpittsburgh
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The two largest grants in 2021 were the biggest in Foundation history -- $150 million to Carnegie MellonUniversity, and $100 million to...more

12 outstanding Pittsburgh nonprofit leaders honored for pandemic work - NEXTpittsburgh
Foundation: Forbes Funds, Richard King Mellon Foundation

... and Peggy Morrison Outon, of the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management. ... Community Kitchen Pittsburgh for Excellence in Strategy...more

Fayette Co. Community Foundation: Lending a hand, one donation at a time | Helping the ...
Foundation: Community Foundation of Fayette County, McCune Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

“CFFC is best known for our grants and scholarships,” said Renee Couser, CFFC Executive Director. “Our grant-making program provides funding to...more

CFFC continues helping community organizations through donations | News | heraldstandard.com
Foundation: Community Foundation of Fayette County, McCune Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Community Foundation of Fayette County (CFFC) was founded in 1999 by a group of county leaders along with three of the region's largest...more

Grant Oliphant, longtime Heinz Endowments president, to leave post for San Diego job next ...
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Sam Reiman, director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation, said Mr. Oliphant's quick work on the emergency fund was emblematic of his leadership....more

Richard King Mellon Foundation awards Black health equity grant - The Pitt News
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Sam Reiman, the foundation's director, said the foundation is “committed” to supporting research to help combat health disparities. “This grant...more

Pitt, Richard King Mellon Foundation announce $100 million grant
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Pitt, along with the Richard King Mellon Foundation, announced on Wednesday a $100 million gift to help fund a bioresearch and...more



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Rich McEachran, a writer for The Guardian, explains how social enterprises are a sustainable solution to modern slavery around the world.




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