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.

Richard King Mellon Foundation Elects Sam Reiman to its Board of Trustees


June 24, 2020

The Board of Trustees of the Richard King Mellon Foundation has elected Foundation Director Sam Reiman to serve as a fellow Trustee.

SW PA steps Up with Hundreds of Ideas for COVID-19 Economic Recovery


June 22, 2020

When the Richard King Mellon Foundation issued a “Request for Ideas,” to solicit new initiatives to help spur Southwestern Pennsylvania’s economic recovery from the pandemic, Foundation Director Sam Reiman anticipated a strong response.

A New Solution to PPE Shortage is Coming to Pittsburgh: Converted Snorkeling Masks


May 27, 2020

Healthcare workers and first responders in Southwestern Pennsylvania who are most at risk of exposure to COVID-19 soon will have 4,000 new high-end face masks to protect them.

A Novel Effort for a Novel Virus


May 15, 2020

Safely jump-starting the economy in the wake of COVID-19 will require significantly enhanced testing capacity for the virus. But there are not yet enough tests available – particularly in the underserved communities that need them most.

Richard King Mellon Foundation Awards $3.15 Million in Emergency Grants to 44 Southwestern PA Nonprofits


April 21, 2020

The Trustees of the Richard King Mellon Foundation have awarded $3.15 million in emergency operating support grants to 44 Southwestern Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations to continue their important work amid the impacts of COVID-19.

Homewood Maker Hustles, Hires Locals to Manufacture 50,000+ COVID-19 Face Shields


April 13, 2020

Three philanthropic foundations and Highmark are helping Homewood maker Day Owl to transform its Homewood headquarters to quickly produce high-quality, medical-grade plastic face shields, to better protect southwestern PA health-care providers from COVID-19.