Mellon Foundation

Mellon Foundation,

officially the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, philanthropic trust formed (1969) through the merger of the Avalon Foundation (est. 1940 by Ailsa Mellon Bruce) and the Old Dominion Foundation (est. 1941 by Paul Mellon). Prior to the merger, the Avalon Foundation distributed funds to hospitals and health agencies, educational institutions, and cultural programs including the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic. The Old Dominion Fund concentrated on the humanities and liberal education. The merged foundation, with assets of $4.7 billion (2003), continues to support the areas of health, higher education, and the humanities (museums, art conservation, and performing arts), and has added programs in conservation and the environment and public affairs. Other philanthropic foundations endowed by members of the Mellon family include the Richard King Mellon Foundation (est. 1947) and the R. K. Mellon Family Foundation (est. 1978).
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Mellon Foundation for helping us make these historic records more widely available.
Mellon Foundation grants include $1 million as part of the Engage Humanities Initiative over 4 1/2 years.
Mellon Foundation has made an unprecedented grant to a cohort of 10 music education organizations in Philadelphia, with the end goal of increasing diversity in the professional classical music field.
Mellon Foundation has awarded $2,145 million in grants to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and the University of San Francisco for a new transfer program to help underserved and underrepresented students earn four-year degrees in the humanities.
Mellon Foundation has awarded a 2-year, $938,000 grant to Johns Hopkins University to develop and deploy MUSE Open, which will be an open access platform for monographs in the humanities and social sciences (theiet.
With over three decades in the fields of endowment and investment management, Mendillo is a member of the board and Investment Committee of the Mellon Foundation and the Boston Foundation and is on the board of the Berklee College of Music.
19 November 2014 -- New York-based financial services firm BNY Mellon's (NYSE: BK) charitable giving manager Kenya T Boswell has been named president of the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania effective January 1.
Mellon Foundation (the Mellon Foundation) to organise an "Indian Conservation Fellowship Pilot Programme.
although Flanagan does not detail possilde cost reduction strategies in the book, his report for the Mellon Foundation makes .
Mellon Foundation to develop and test a method of conducting open, public online peer-to-peer (P2P) review of scholarly monographs and journal articles.
Six years ago the Mellon Foundation funded a research project to assess the state of scholarly publishing in the field of art and architectural history, using data collected from university presses.
Mellon Foundation and Brookings Institution fellow, and Michael McPherson, president of the Spencer Foundation, discuss the findings in their book, "Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities," written with William Bowen, president emeritus of the Andrew W.