A Message to Our Grantees and Partners about COVID-19

To All Andrew W. Mellon Grantees and Partners:
 
As you know, we are facing a challenging public health situation. On behalf of the entire Mellon Foundation, I am reaching out to assure you that we are committed to continuing our work, and are holding you in our thoughts. Today, I wanted to briefly update you on some of the measures the Foundation is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
First, please know the Foundation’s work is continuing uninterrupted. We will be making grant payments and reviewing proposals as usual.  
 
Second, we recognize that efforts to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 may have disrupted your work. If your ability to do grant-related work has been affected, know that we will flexibly work with you to make adjustments as needed.   
 
Third, we know that many of you are experiencing unsettling organizational challenges.  We are carefully keeping you in mind as we think through the uncertainties.  You will soon hear more from your main contacts in your specific program area, and they will be available to answer questions and offer support in the coming days and weeks.
 
Finally, while Mellon’s staff will be working remotely at least for the coming week and longer if prudent, we expect to be available to you, as always.  If you have questions or concerns, please let us know.
 
We hope you are taking care of yourselves and seeking support from your partners and communities. Working together, we will get through the next few weeks and months. 
 
With care and respect,
 
Elizabeth Alexander
President
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation