A New Steelers Field for
Kids in Hazelwood Green

Pittsburgh Steelers announce new community field and youth-recreation complex at Hazelwood Green; state-of-the art facility, to be developed by Tishman Speyer, will serve young people in Hazelwood and across the region Richard King Mellon Foundation awards $10 million for construction PITTSBURGH (Dec. 14, 2023) – The Pittsburgh Steelers today announced an historic expansion of their […]

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Kids in Hazelwood Green

Richard King Mellon Foundation Announces Disaster-Relief Assistance for Hawai’i after Maui Wildfire

PITTSBURGH (Sept. 5, 2023) – The Richard King Mellon Foundation today announced $1 million in grants to support recovery efforts on Maui after the tragic August 8 wildfire there. At least 115 people were killed in the wildfires, and others still are missing. Historic Lāhainā in Western Maui largely was destroyed by the wildfire. “As the […]

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Foundation Announces Another
Million-Dollar Social-Impact Pitch Competition

Today’s tight capital markets make philanthropic investmentsin socially focused for-profit companies even more important PITTSBURGH (August 8, 2023) – The Richard King Mellon Foundation today announced another $1 million social-impact Pitch Competition in its ongoing program to find and fund for-profit companies that prioritize positive social impact as well as profitability. “It is a challenging time […]

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Million-Dollar Social-Impact Pitch Competition

Catherine Walker Joins Richard King Mellon Foundation as Prosser Mellon Fellow

Accomplished performer will advise Foundation on  its arts-and-culture economic-development grantmaking PITTSBURGH (May 10, 2023) – The Richard King Mellon Foundation announced today that Catherine Walker – an accomplished Broadway performer who studied at Carnegie Mellon University – has agreed to serve as the Foundation’s newest Prosser Mellon Fellow. In her role as a Fellow, Walker will […]

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Two Foundations Collaborate
Once Again to Offer Sabbaticals
to Nonprofit Executives

Research shows that three-month leaves give veteran nonprofit executives  restorative breaks, and create greater organizational capacity PITTSBURGH (March 8, 2023) – The McCune Foundation and the Richard King Mellon Foundation once again have joined forces to offer sabbaticals to local nonprofit executives. “Nonprofits perform essential and often heroic work in our communities, and strong leadership […]

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Once Again to Offer Sabbaticals
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Helping Today’s Workforce, and Tomorrow’s to Benefit from the
New-Economy Jobs

Two new Requests for Proposals issued today Foundation is prepared to award up to $4 million in grants for compelling proposals PITTSBURGH (February 15, 2023) – The Richard King Mellon Foundation today is issuing two new Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to help more people in our region to benefit from the new-economy jobs that are […]

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Tackling the Long-Term Impacts of
COVID-19 on Children and Youth’s
Lifetime Economic Mobility

Two new Requests for Proposals issued today Foundation is prepared to award up to $2.5 million in grants for compelling proposals PITTSBURGH (February 15, 2023) – The Richard King Mellon Foundation is prepared to award up to $2.5 million in grants to nonprofits and public-sector organizations with bold ideas to remedy learning loss from the […]

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COVID-19 on Children and Youth’s
Lifetime Economic Mobility

Winners of 2nd Social-Impact Pitch Competition Announced

Four winners – one from each of the Foundation’s four Program Areas Resilient Lifescience wins $500,000 first prize PITTSBURGH (February 7, 2023) – The Richard King Mellon Foundation today announced the winners of its second Social-Impact Investment Pitch Competition – its latest effort to invest in for-profit companies with social missions that have the potential […]

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Foundation Launches New Website and Announces It Will Move to New Offices Later This Year

Both initiatives to advance implementation of the Foundation’s Strategic Plan New visual identity honors Foundation’s 75-year history PITTSBURGH (January 25, 2023) – The Richard King Mellon Foundation today launched a revamped website to make it easier for its partners to interact with the Foundation digitally. And the Foundation announced it will move to new offices […]

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Foundation Seeks Greater Focus on High Rates of School Absenteeism as a Neglected Factor in Rising Crime Rates & Other Social Ills

PITTSBURGH (September 20, 2022) – The Richard King Mellon Foundation is deploying its philanthropic funding to focus more attention on rising rates of school absenteeism, as a potentially important way to reduce rising crime rates and other social ills, and to increase lifetime opportunities for young people. “The data suggests that school closures due to COVID-19 […]

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