Inquiries and Guidelines

Humanities in Place Staff

Justin Garrett Moore
Program Officer

Mammotsa Makhene
Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning

Julissa Peña
Program Associate

Achille Tenkiang
Program Assistant

Alex Whittaker
Program Assistant

Please direct any questions regarding the program to

For more information about the Monuments Project, see our overview and FAQs



In the Humanities in Place program, Mellon makes grants to institutions and organizations, not to individuals. While we are unable to consider uninvited proposals, qualifying organizations are welcome to submit inquiries. Please do not send inquiries about possibilities for support to more than one program. If you already have an account on Mellon’s grantee portal, please contact program staff directly. Otherwise, please submit an inquiry through the grantee portal at

Grantmaking Policies and Guidelines

Please see Our Grantmaking for more information regarding the submission of proposals, reporting requirements, grant modification procedures, and grantmaking policies.

Other Funding Opportunities

Mellon Foundation supports the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, which has supported more than 100 historic sites to date. Learn more about Action Fund grant opportunities.