Name of the Foundation: Richard King Mellon Foundation
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact Information: (412) 392-2800
Coverage Area: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Subject Area: Regional Economic Development and Conservation, Education and Human Services, Nonprofit Capacity Building
Assets: Over $2 billion (2013)
Last Year Total Giving: $109.9 million (2013)
In a nutshell: The Richard King Mellon Foundation gives grants to organizations that focus on improving Pennsylvanian communities, especially Pittsburgh.
Richard King Mellon founded the non-profit organization in 1947. He intended that the foundation work to improve the Pittsburgh region. He was heir to the Mellon fortune, created by his family’s stakes in major oil companies and banks.
The foundation is currently working on helping to revitalize urban Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas.
In 2014 the foundation put most funding efforts into regional economic development and conservation. The foundation gave the Conservation Fund a total of $28 million. Other major grantees were the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Power of 32 Site Development Fund Partners. In 2014 the Richard King Mellon Foundation gave $900,000 to the Hill House Association in Pittsburgh, PA to help fund a youth workforce development program.
Grant funds usually range between $100,000 and $1 million.
The Mellon Foundation’s current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer is Seward Prosser Mellon. Its President is W. Ruseel G. Byers, Jr.
How to apply: Send a copy of the Common Grant Application Form, attachments required by the application and a copy of the proposal to the following address:
Information & Grants Manager
Richard King Mellon Foundation
BNY Mellon Center
500 Grant Street, Suite 4106
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2502
Electronic requests will not be accepted.
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