Improving Infrastructures, Outcomes, and Capacities in Educational Institutions

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Pittsburgh and the region are home to some of the best public, private, charter, and parochial K-12 schools, colleges, and research universities in the country. Building upon the importance of these educational institutions to the regional community and economy, the Foundation’s educational priorities include strengthening K-12 schools, colleges, and universities through investments in capital facilities, advanced curriculum, and workforce training that prepares students to participate in the new economy. 

The Foundation also looks to support projects that leverage federally-funded research to support economic development in both urban and rural communities. At the same time, the Foundation’s priorities include exploring new initiatives for improving educational outcomes for those students attending Pittsburgh’s lowest-performing K-12 schools.

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Since 1947, the Richard King Mellon Foundation has invested in the future of southwestern Pennsylvania.

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