Three-quarters of a century of philanthropy
2022: The Foundation’s 75th Anniversary year
2022 marked the 75th Anniversary of the Richard King Mellon Foundation. Since its founding in 1947, the Foundation so far has awarded more than 8,000 grants and more than $3 billion in funding, significantly advancing the prosperity of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the conservation of environmentally precious lands and habitats across the United States.
The Foundation advanced its work significantly in 2022, awarding more than 300 grants and program-related investments and disbursing more than $150 million in funding. The 2022 Annual Report details that work and highlights 15 of the visionaries whose work the Foundation supported in 2022.
Read the missive from Foundation Chairman Richard A. Mellon, reflecting on 75 years of philanthropy and summarizing the Foundation’s work in 2022.
Meet Some of our Visionaries
The Foundation awarded 18 Organizational Effectiveness grants in 2022, totaling more than $2.2 million. Read the story of one of the Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness funding recipients, the Rev. Brenda Gregg of Destiny of Faith Church on the North Side.
The Foundation invested nearly $5 million in 15 for-profit companies with a social mission in 2022. Read about some of the Foundations visionary social-impact partners, including Resilient Lifescience, and the other winners of the Foundation’s 2022 Social-Impact Investment Pitch Competition.