Education

Keeping Pace in Changing Times

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The Foundation grants aspire to help students — and others — succeed in a world marked by changes in technology, the economy, and the media.

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 prepare students to participate in the new economy. The Foundation also looks to leverage federally-funded research carried out at universities 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 students attending Pittsburgh’s lowest-performing K-12 schools.

2017
$18,695,000
Grants Approved
16
Total Grants

2019 Grantees

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

to compete in the DARPA SubT Challenge

2019
$750,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

toward 18-month support to analyze programs that can aid in the assimilation of increased solar power and natural gas electric generation in western Pennsylvania

2019
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation

toward support of a career readiness and employment program

2019
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Community Empowerment Association, Inc.

toward two-year support of a career readiness and employment program

2019
$400,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Education

The Kiskiminetas Springs School

toward support of annual scholarships and new marketing efforts

2019
$1,350,000
Saltsburg, PA

Education

Youth Opportunities Development

toward support of operations

2019
$20,000
Clairton, PA

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

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