With Books and New Focus, Mellon Foundation to Foster Social Equity

"The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the largest humanities philanthropy in the United States, announced Tuesday that it is adjusting its mission to give greater emphasis in its grant-giving to programs that promote social justice," reports The New York Times.

"The strategic refocus was approved by the foundation’s board earlier this month at the same meeting at which it authorized spending for an initiative born of the new ethos — a $5.3 million program to distribute large, curated collections of books to prisons across the country."

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Julia Jacobs, "With Books and New Focus, Mellon Foundation to Foster Social Equity," New York Times, June 30, 2020.