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Foundation Seeks Greater Focus On High Rates Of School Absenteeism As A Neglected Factor In Rising Crime Rates And Other Social Ills

NEWS

September 23, 2022

Fueled by COVID-19, in some local districts, more than 50% of students are chronically absent $2 million in grants awarded to improve school attendance, with more funding expected

Richard King Mellon Foundation Launches Another Million-Dollar Pitch Competition

NEWS

September 09, 2022

The return of “Shark Tank without the sharks”
Foundation seeks entrepreneurs with bold business ideas to generate social good

ElevateBio and the University of Pittsburgh Announce Creation of Pitt BioForge BioManufacturing Center at Hazelwood Green to Accelerate Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation

NEWS

August 30, 2022

30-year Agreement Extends ElevateBio BaseCamp's manufacturing footprint to Pittsburgh, responding to growing demand for industry leading next generation technologies, process development, and GMP manufacturing capabilities


Partnership enabled by Richard King Mellon Foundation's $100M Grant to the University of Pittsburgh to Bring Biomanufacturing to Pittsburgh


Partnership builds upon Pittsburgh's leadership position in manufacturing technologies and the University of Pittsburgh's innovative research

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.