RICHARD KING MELLON FOUNDATION

PROTECT, PRESERVE, RESTORE

In addition to designing and developing the organization's Website (www.rkmf.org), W|W designed the 2013 - 2020 Annual Reports for the Richard King Mellon Foundation, one of America’s largest private foundations. For more than 70 years the Richard King Mellon Foundation has invested in the competitive future and quality of life in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and in the protection, preservation, and restoration of America’s environmental heritage. The Foundation was created in 1947 by Richard King Mellon (1899 – 1970), president and chairman of Mellon Bank, a conservationist and leading figure in the financial and civic life of Pennsylvania.

The responsively designed website is powered by BlokBlok CMS, a Ruby on Rails + Javascript content management system that features a custom Grants module allowing the user to easily search the organization’s grant-making history by several key attributes. 

W|W has also designed several books for the Foundation, including a retrospective publication for the Trustees of the Valley School of Ligonier, Seeding Transformation that chronicles the 20-year period of grantmaking from 1998-2018, and volume 2 of From Sea To Shining Sea that showcases the Foundation's impact in conservation from 2003-2017.

SEEDING TRANSFORMATION

W|W designed Seeding Transformation, a publication that chronicles how the Foundation helped meet essential needs during the 20 year period of grantmaking from 1998-2018. The nearly 300-page book contains a compelling narrative and accompanying imagery that addresses four sections of impact: Conservation, Education, Human Services, and Economic Development. This volume tells the latest chapter in the Foundation's 70+ years of ongoing philanthropic efforts, in a way that honors the lives and visions of its founders but also pays tribute to citizens throughout the region.

FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

W|W designed From Sea  To Shining Sea, Volume 2 2003-2017 that chronicles the Foundation's conservation legacy. With the belief that preserving America's wildlife habitats, scenic vistas, forests, ranches, watersheds, and historic battlefields were integral to the health of the nation and its citizens, the Foundation has protected more than 4.5 million acres of land at sites in all 50 states. The 120-page publication showcases the impact of the Foundation's conservation focus over a fifteen-year timeframe.  

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

2019 ANNUAL REPORT

2018 ANNUAL REPORT

2017 ANNUAL REPORT

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

2015 ANNUAL REPORT

2014 ANNUAL REPORT

2013 ANNUAL REPORT

VALLEY SCHOOL OF LIGONIER RETROSPECTIVE

The Richard King Mellon Foundation commissioned W|W to design a retrospective publication for the Trustees of the Valley School of Ligonier, an independent K-8 school with which the Foundation has longstanding ties, that contains a visual history of the school and its impact.