Inquiries and Guidelines
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Executive Vice President for Programs and Research
Art History, Conservation, and Museums
The Foundation makes grants to institutions and organizations, not to individuals. All grants result from invitations issued by the Foundation to institutions with which staff have engaged in preliminary exchanges. We are unable to consider uninvited proposals. Please do not send inquiries about possibilities for support to more than one Foundation program. If you already have an account on the Foundation's grantee portal, please contact program staff directly. Otherwise, please submit an inquiry through the Foundation's grantee portal at https://mellon.fluxx.io.
We do not fund direct grants to individuals, capital and equipment costs, overhead, indirect costs, tuition, endowment management fees, one-off conferences, conservation treatment, K–12 arts education, or digitization of collections.
Grantmaking Policies and Guidelines
Please see the Foundation's grantmaking policies and guidelines for more information regarding the submission of proposals, annual reporting requirements, and grant modification procedures.
Other Funding Opportunities
The Arts and Cultural Heritage program supports a number of regranting programs in the performing arts.