Welcome

Visionaries Wanted

Since 1947, the Richard King Mellon Foundation has funded visionaries with bold ideas to advance prosperity in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and environmental conservation across the United States.

What does the Foundation fund?

The Foundation has six funding programs: Conservation; Economic Development; Economic Mobility; Health & Well-Being; Organizational Effectiveness; and Social-Impact Investments. Our Funding Programs

Who has the Foundation funded?

The Foundation has awarded over 8,000 grants to more than 1,800 different organizations since its founding. Grants & Program-Related Investments

How do I apply?

Our application portal is always open. And be sure to review any pending Requests for Proposals. Learn How to Apply
Our Strategic Plan 2021-2030

Look to the future, and tell us what you see.

Our Strategic Plan is our 2021-2030 roadmap to award more than $1.2 billion in grants and program-related investments. Every application is reviewed for its potential to advance our Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan
2021 Annual Report

Read our 2021 Annual Report

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The History of the Foundation

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The first pillar of the Foundation’s success is great ideas – yours, not ours. Your great ideas are our lifeblood, the currency of our philanthropy. We crave your great ideas – the bolder the better.
– Sam Reiman, Director & Trustee, Richard King Mellon Foundation
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