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.
Many individuals in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties are unable to live a healthy life due to conditions in their communities, lack of integration across sectors, and differences in the availability of quality supports and services. The Foundation's approach to Health & Well-Being is rooted in a conceptual framework called the "social determinants of health." This approach holds that many factors influence whether an individual, community or society thrives and flourishes. The Foundation funds efforts that ensure everyone in the Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, particularly the most vulnerable, have the opportunity to live a healthy life.
Grants are awarded to organizations and programs focused on:
For-profit businesses only:
Nonprofit and Public Sector only: