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


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


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


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

Richard King Mellon Foundation invests $2.6 million to help create broader access to New-Economy Jobs


July 07, 2021

Sixteen grants awarded so far this year to create greater opportunities for new-economy employment, career readiness and the future of work

Carnegie Mellon, Richard King Mellon Foundation Announce Historic Partnership to Accelerate CMU’s Science and Technology Leadership and the Transformation of Hazelwood Green


May 20, 2021

Foundation approves record $150M grant to support cutting-edge science building on campus, and new robotics center and advanced manufacturing institute at Hazelwood Green

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