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Foundation Launches New Website and Announces It Will Move to…

Both initiatives to advance implementation of the Foundation’s Strategic Plan New visual identity honors Foundation’s 75-year history PITTSBURGH – The Richard King Mellon Foundation today…

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Foundation Seeks Greater Focus On High Rates Of School Absenteeism…

PITTSBURGH - The Richard King Mellon Foundation is deploying its philanthropic funding to focus more attention on rising rates of school absenteeism, as a potentially important…

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Richard King Mellon Foundation Launches Another Million-Dollar Pitch Competition

PITTSBURGH – Buoyed by the success last year of its first-ever social-impact pitch competition, the Richard King Mellon Foundation today announced it is launching another. The…

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ElevateBio and the University of Pittsburgh Announce Creation of Pitt…

PITTSBURGH –  ElevateBio, LLC (ElevateBio) and the University of Pittsburgh today announced that they have entered into a long-term strategic partnership to accelerate the development…

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Richard King Mellon Foundation Proactively Funds Safety Net For Expected…

PITTSBURGH –  The Richard King Mellon Foundation is awarding nearly half a million dollars to four Pittsburgh social-service agencies, to help them prepare for the…

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Foundation Seeks to Spark Greater Focus on Four Key Challenges…

PITTSBURGH –  The Richard King Mellon Foundation has issued four new Requests for Proposals to draw greater attention to four challenges in Allegheny and Westmoreland…

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Two Pittsburgh Foundations Join Forces to Launch Sabbatical Program for…

PITTSBURGH – The McCune Foundation and the Richard King Mellon Foundation have together created a pilot sabbatical program for local nonprofit executives.   “Nonprofits perform…

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Almono and Carnegie Mellon University Reach Agreements with Tishman Speyer…

PITTSBURGH - The Almono Limited Partnership – owners of Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green – and Carnegie Mellon University announced today that they reached agreements with Tishman Speyer,…

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RKMF Announces the Winners of its $1 Million Pitch Competition

Submissions were so strong, the Foundation decided to invest another $2.3 million in 13 other finalist companies More to come - RKMF expects to invest…

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Foundation Kicks Off New 10-Year Strategic Plan with Record Year…

PITTSBURGH - As 2021 draws to a close, the Richard King Mellon Foundation is closing the books on a record year. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees…

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Bobby Zappala and Kevin L. Jenkins to join Richard King…

PITTSBURGH - Two Pittsburgh leaders with deep expertise in key aspects of the Richard King Mellon Foundation’s new Strategic Plan are joining the Foundation team. Bobby…

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University of Pittsburgh, Richard King Mellon Foundation Announce Transformative Gift,…

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh and Richard King Mellon Foundation today announced a $100 million gift that will advance the region’s burgeoning life sciences…

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Richard King Mellon Foundation Announces Panel of 54 Expert Judges…

PITTSBURGH – Fifty-four local and national leaders with expertise in business, entrepreneurship, conservation, economic development, economic mobility, health and well-being and philanthropy have agreed to…

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A Pitch Competition with a Philanthropic Twist: Richard King Mellon…

PITTSBURGH – The Richard King Mellon Foundation today announced a pitch competition with a twist: The winners will be determined, not just by their prospects…

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Richard King Mellon Foundation invests $2.6 million to help create…

PITTSBURGH – Having invested significantly over the years to help Pittsburgh become a national and international leader in the creation of new-economy jobs, the Richard…

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Carnegie Mellon, Richard King Mellon Foundation Announce Historic Partnership to…

(PITTSBURGH) - Carnegie Mellon University and the Richard King Mellon Foundation today announced that the two long-time partners will together make a transformational investment in…

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Richard King Mellon Foundation Seeks Powerful Ideas to Create “Places…

PITTSBURGH – A key focus of the Richard King Mellon Foundation’s new Strategic Plan is Economic Mobility – increasing opportunities for children and youth from…

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Richard King Mellon Foundation Awards $500,000 to Jump Start Preservation…

PITTSBURGH – The Richard King Mellon Foundation today announced that it has made a $500,000 gift to help save the former National Negro Opera Company…