Art and artists are essential to human connection. We nurture an inclusive and robust arts and culture ecosystem while supporting visionary creative practices, scholarship, and expression.
Justice in Education
Education never ends. Mellon values a diverse range of perspectives among teachers, learners, and leaders, and supports humanities initiatives aimed at creating and elevating ideas that enrich our understanding of a complex and rapidly changing world.
Places are stories
How and where we tell our stories matters. We support historic and public spaces, museums, and community organizations to reimagine how places tell stories that bring to light what has long been untold.
Access, Restoration, and Democratization
Knowledge should be accessible to all. We fund sustainable systems to preserve, maintain, and equitably share cultural and scholarly knowledge.