News

Richard King Mellon Foundation Proactively Funds Safety Net For Expected Ukrainian Refugees

NEWS

April 25, 2022

Nearly $500,000 to serve up to 274 refugees - Pittsburgh has been an historic destination for Ukrainian immigrants

Foundation Seeks to Spark Greater Focus on Four Key Challenges Facing Our Region and the Nation

NEWS

March 22, 2022

Two Pittsburgh Foundations Join Forces to Launch Sabbatical Program for Local Nonprofit Executives

NEWS

March 07, 2022

Almono and Carnegie Mellon University Reach Agreements with Tishman Speyer to Accelerate Transformation of Hazelwood Green into 21st Century Innovation Hub

NEWS

February 25, 2022

Global real estate developer and owner of Rockefeller Center in New York City and Mission Rock in San Francisco to lead transformation of 178-acre former urban brownfield into a neighborhood centered on innovation, sustainability and community connectedness. A generational opportunity for leapfrog growth and global economic leadership in Pittsburgh

RKMF Announces the Winners of its $1 Million Pitch Competition

IN THE NEWS

January 26, 2022

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 $50 million over the next 10 years in for-profit companies with public missions

Foundation Kicks Off New 10-Year Strategic Plan with Record Year of Grantmaking

NEWS

December 16, 2021

$372 million in grants and investments approved in 2021 Applications for funding jumped nearly 16%

Bobby Zappala and Kevin L. Jenkins to join Richard King Mellon Foundation

NEWS

December 16, 2021

Zappala to focus on for-profit companies doing public good; Jenkins’ fellowship will bolster Health & Well-Being program, as he continues to lead Manchester Bidwell Corporation. Foundation thanks Craig Markovitz as his two-year fellowship draws to its end.

University of Pittsburgh, Richard King Mellon Foundation Announce Transformative Gift, Partnership to Make Pittsburgh Region a National Leader in Life Sciences Manufacturing

NEWS

November 17, 2021

$100 million commitment supports new Pitt BioForge at Hazelwood Green to accelerate growth in the region’s biotech ecosystem Project to bring growth and economic activity to Hazelwood community and beyond

Richard King Mellon Foundation Announces Panel of 54 Expert Judges for Social-Impact Pitch Competition

NEWS

August 23, 2021

A Pitch Competition with a Philanthropic Twist: Richard King Mellon Foundation Announces $1 Million in Prizes for Businesses with the Best Social-Mission Ideas

NEWS

July 14, 2021

New pitch competition is open to businesses large and small – so long as they have a social mission; and a great idea to advance the Foundation’s philanthropic strategies More to come: Foundation expects to invest at least $50 million in social-mission businesses over the next 10 years