Richard King Mellon Foundation Seeks Powerful Ideas to Create "Places of Opportunity" for Young People
May 03, 2021
Building on community strengths to create safer, more connected communities that give local children and youth a better chance to achieve their dreams. At least $1 million expected to be awarded before year’s end
Richard King Mellon Foundation Awards $500,000 to Jump Start Preservation of the Former National Negro Opera Company House in Homewood
April 12, 2021
Foundation calls on community leaders and national funders to join the effort -- before it’s too late
Opportunity (Zones) Soon Will Come Knocking
March 10, 2021
Bringing catalytic private investment to economically distressed communities in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties
Richard King Mellon Foundation Unveils 10-Year Strategic Plan
January 27, 2021
Announces new strategies to fund private companies doing public good, and nonprofits that want to operate more effectively
Richard King Mellon Foundation Awards Another $8.5 Million to Help Southwestern PA Persevere Through COVID and Surge in Recovery
December 18, 2020
Final COVID grant of 2020 will help UPMC Children’s distribute COVID vaccines. Total 2020 COVID funding now more than $33 million
Richard King Mellon Foundation Invests $2 Million in Innovative Venture to Enable Promising Low-income Students to Attend the Best Colleges and Universities They Can
December 17, 2020
Partners with The Rockefeller Foundation and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Richard King Mellon Foundation Grants $2.5 Million to 12 Regional Colleges and Universities to Help Them Reopen Safely; Enhance Online Learning
August 19, 2020
PITTSBURGH - The Richard King Mellon Foundation has allocated $2.5 million in grants to 12 regional colleges and universities to help the schools to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and to expand their online learning offerings.
Richard King Mellon Foundation Remembers the Late Richard P. Mellon
August 05, 2020
Richard P. Mellon, who passed away July 27 at age 81, served nearly half a century on the board of the Richard King Mellon Foundation and more than a quarter-century as its Chairman before his retirement 10 years ago.
Richard King Mellon Foundation Hires Gonzalez, Promotes Ventress and Evans
July 06, 2020
The Richard King Mellon Foundation has strengthened its program team, adding Gabriella Gonzalez as a new Program Officer, and promoting Lynne Ventress to Program Officer and Grace Evans to Senior Program Associate.
Richard King Mellon Foundation Ups Its COVID-19 Commitment to $25 Million
July 02, 2020
The Richard King Mellon Foundation has approved an additional$10 million in funding for COVID-19 recovery efforts, on top of its $15 million aid package announced in April.