Regional Economic Development

Strengthening All Facets of Southwestern Pennsylvania

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Among the grants and program-related investments the Foundation awarded in 2017 are several that support initiatives that create jobs, transform sites for new uses, promote tourism, preserve the region’s history, and encourage new business development. 

Pittsburgh and the region have a rich history of making products for the world. Building upon those traditions, the Foundation’s regional economic development priorities are now focused on opportunities in advanced and additive manufacturing, robotics, and the economics of growth in rural and urban communities. Recognizing that a region’s economy cannot truly be successful unless all communities participate, the Foundation will also collaborate and invest in several underserved communities to support affordable housing, business infrastructure, workforce training, and entrepreneurship programs designed to help residents gain access to the new economy.

2017
$40,143,600
Grants and PRIs Approved
63
Total Grants and PRIs

14998 Grantees

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

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