Richard King Mellon Foundation



The Richard King Mellon Foundation was created in 1947 by Richard King Mellon, the president and chairman of the Mellon Bank.


The foundation's current giving priorities primarily serve Southwestern Pennsylvania with programs that focus on Regional Economic Development and Conservation, along with Education and Human Services and Nonprofit Capacity Building.


The foundation contributes to variety of endeavors to stimulate business development, to promote economic health in rural areas, to leverage the economic impact of the regional health care, education and cultural assets, and to attract and retain talented people to Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Recent News from Richard King Mellon Foundation


How Will Your Kids Learn Tomorrow? Forge Futures Gathered a Braintrust of Thinkers to Take Bold Steps
Foundation: Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation

Imagine a world where every child has access to high-quality, affordable education. That's the vision of a group called Remake Learning, which this month hosted the firstForge Futures summit in...more

Richard King Mellon Foundation awards $2.7 million to Downtown performing arts groups
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Imagine a world where every child has access to high-quality, affordable education. That's the vision of a group called Remake Learning, which this month hosted the firstForge Futures summit in...more

Richard King Mellon Foundation announces $2.7M in special funds to help Pittsburgh ...
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Imagine a world where every child has access to high-quality, affordable education. That's the vision of a group called Remake Learning, which this month hosted the firstForge Futures summit in...more

The Conservation Fund works with Oklahoma on first state forest - The Oklahoman
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Nonprofit is working with the state to save trees and create ... forest management chief and assistant director for Oklahoma Forestry...more

Conservation - Richard King Mellon Foundation
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Foundation utilizes both grants and PRIs in its Conservation program, enabling large-scale projects. The Foundation is working to create...more

Richard King Mellon Foundation Named 2022 Foundation Partner Of The Year
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Richard King Mellon Foundation has been named Penn State's 2022 Foundation Partner of the Year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "Nothing reflects this more clearly than the foundation's...more

Leon Ford, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert launch foundation to address gun violence
Foundation: Jones Day, Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Hear Foundation's inaugural grants are targeted toward youth programming. The first grant will fund three youth camps: Voices Against...more

Shark Tank Without The Sharks - Social Impact Investment Pitch Competition
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

What began as an event to find three business owners to split a $1 million investment, turned into a life-changing $3 million move by the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The foundation is not only...more

These social enterprises won Richard King Mellon Foundation's first pitch competition - Technical.ly
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The prominent Pittsburgh philanthropic organization accepted submissions from for-profit companies with social impact-minded products, technologies...more

Bobby Zappala and Kevin L. Jenkins join RK Mellon Foundation - NEXTpittsburgh
Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation

The two largest grants in 2021 were the biggest in Foundation history -- $150 million to Carnegie MellonUniversity, and $100 million to...more



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