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Call for Proposals: The Future of Higher Learning in Prison

Mellon by the numbers

(2010 - Present)

Continents

6

Grants

4,852

Awarded

$2.53 BILLION

Grants database
 

Our Core Programs

We believe that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity. That belief is at the core of our grantmaking programs:

 
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Higher Learning

Enriching our understanding of a complex world, Higher Learning supports inclusive, multivocal humanities education and diverse learning environments with a focus on historically underserved populations.

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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture celebrates the power of the arts to challenge and activate the human spirit while nurturing a robust and equitable arts and culture ecosystem.

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Public Knowledge

Public Knowledge supports the creation and preservation of our shared cultural record to help us explore and better understand our intertwined humanity.

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Humanities in Place

Humanities in Place supports a fuller, more complex telling of American histories and lived experiences by deepening the range of how and where our stories are told.

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