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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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The International African American Museum has received a $1.5 million grant from the New York-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the museum's creation.
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NNA - The American University of Beirut (AUB) has been awarded two grants totaling $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to support and advance archives and interdisciplinary research in the humanities.
With a new $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Brown University's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will launch a four-year project that will strengthen scholarship on the museum's Native American and indigenous collections and make them more accessible.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants include $1 million as part of the Engage Humanities Initiative over 4 1/2 years.
Widely recognized as a hub for cultural and artistic expression, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) recently received a three-year, $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a series of teaching, research and outreach programs administered through the HUSSLab research unit.
The Andrew W. 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.
Tim Lepczyk has joined Hendrix College in Conway as a fellow in digital humanities and pedagogy with a two-year fellowship grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In his position, Lepczyk is responsible for encouraging the incorporation of digital media into the teaching methods of Hendrix College faculty.
The Curtis Institute of Music will partner contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird to create a three-year residency, funded by a $450,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Designed to prepare students to enter today's challenging classical music world, the residency will support the school's aim to shape artistic leaders who find creative new ways to engage audiences while maintaining the highest artistic standards.
NYU Press (NYUP) announced that it has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop and test a method of conducting open, public online peer-to-peer (P2P) review of scholarly monographs and journal articles.
TCG is pleased to announce a new internationally focused grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Global Connections program will award $132,000 in grants to U.S.-based theatre organizations and individual artists.