Since 1947, the Richard King Mellon Foundation has invested in visionaries who seek to advance the competitive future and quality of life of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and to protect, preserve and restore America’s environmental heritage.
Southwestern Pennsylvania’s economic prosperity is hindered by a widening gap in economic opportunities among residents and education systems that are not keeping pace with what the workforce of the future needs to compete in the innovation economy. The Foundation envisions a region that is an engine for economic growth and vitality, and seeks to invest in the ingenuity and creativity of its population, enhancing individuals’ economic prosperity, and strengthening a sense of community.
Grants are awarded to organizations and programs focused on:
Talent Development proposals should include outcomes such as:
Employment Opportunities proposals could include outcomes such as:
For-profit businesses only:
Nonprofit and Public Sector only: