Mellon Foundation

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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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Project funding was awarded to the university by the Council on Library and Information Resources, which is supported by funding from The Andrew W.
The National Park Service Mellon Humanities Fellows, a new program, has been created thanks to a $1 million grant from the Andrew W.
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.
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.
NYU Press (NYUP) announced that it has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from The Andrew W.
TCG is pleased to announce a new internationally focused grant funded by the Andrew W.
Matthew Chingos, research associate at the Andrew W.
Indiana University-Bloomington (IU Bloomington) recently received a grant of $349,000 from the Andrew W.
Now in its first year, the program received $100,000 from The Andrew W.
It grew out of the JSTOR Electronic-Archiving Initiative in 2002, launched as Portico in 2005, and is funded by JSTOR, Ithaka, The Library of Congress, and The Andrew W.
Organized by the Arab Image Foundation in collaboration with the University of Delaware and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and funded by the Getty Foundation with additional funding by the Andrew W.
Summary: Organized by the Arab Image Foundation in collaboration with the University of Delaware and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and funded by the Getty Foundation with additional funding by the Andrew W.