Mellon at a Glance
Founders: Ailsa Mellon Bruce and Paul Mellon
Year of Establishment: 1969
President: Elizabeth Alexander
Total Endowment, as of December 31, 2020: $8,161,131,000
Grants Awarded, 2020: $417,359,000
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and we believe that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there. Through our grants, we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive.
Mellon makes grants in four core program areas: Arts and Culture; Higher Learning; Humanities in Place; and Public Knowledge.
- Elizabeth Alexander, President
- Sheree Carter-Galvan, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
- Scott Taylor, Chief Investment Officer
- Carter Stewart, Executive Vice President for Programs