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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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.

Richard King Mellon Foundation Approves $15 Million Pandemic Solutions Package

NEWS

April 13, 2020

The trustees of the Richard King Mellon Foundation today approved $15 million to jump-start its three COVID-19 response strategies.

Richard A. Mellon Succeeds Seward Prosser Mellon as Board Chairman and CEO of Richard King Mellon Foundation and R.K. Mellon Family Foundation

NEWS

June 25, 2019

The Board of Trustees of the Richard King Mellon Foundation and the R. K. Mellon Family Foundation today announced the beginning of the next generation of leadership for the philanthropies, among the largest foundations in America and western Pennsylvania’s top grantmaking foundation.