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.