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 to support initiatives designed to expand its community college student pipeline and to establish a new summer bridge program.
In connection with the license, Phathom has completed a USD90m crossover financing led by Frazier Healthcare Partners with investments from Medicxi, RA Capital Management, Abingworth, certain accounts managed by Janus Henderson Investors, BVF Partners LP, Greenspring Associates, Richard King Mellon Foundation, Sahsen Ventures and undisclosed institutional investors, along with USD50m debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank.
Mellon Foundation, and TCG, and later Global Connections--both funded by Mellon--gave countless artists the opportunity to build relationships across national lines, create work together, be inspired by each other, and address local and worldwide concerns through the arts.
Mellon Foundation and announced by The New York Times, is in keeping with this spring's national poetry programming theme of Poetry & Democracy offered by the Poetry Coalition, an alliance of more than 20 organizations working to promote the value poets bring to culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.
Mellon Foundation to support the museum's creation.
Arecent surveyby the Mellon Foundation demonstrated that employment in the US museum sector does not reflect the makeup of the communities these institutions serve, despite decades of local and national efforts.
Mellon Foundation. The project, which will incorporate new collections of oral histories, aims to create a "gender archive" on marginalized groups in the Arab region.
Mellon Foundation, to support and advance archives and interdisciplinary research in the humanities.
Mellon Foundation and founding chairman of ITHAKA, that he took the lessons he learned as a highly productive leader of one of the nation's most esteemed universities and applied them to a broader set of problems in higher education.
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Mellon Foundation. Entitled Sounds of Mid-20th Century Irish America: Preserving Historic Music Field Recordings for Research Access, the project focuses on two internationally known collections supporting the study of Irish traditional music.