Mellon Foundation doubles the Monuments Project funding to total $500 million

Three years since its debut, the Monuments Project has funded 80 projects and spent more than $170 million of its initial $250 million investment to bring art and culture to communities across the country. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the arts and humanities philanthropic organization funding the project, announced it will double its initial commitment for a total $500 million pledge over the next five years, marking the foundation’s largest commitment in its history.

The Monuments Project originally launched in the wake of the historic Black Lives Matter Movement and the murder of George Floyd, to bring forth the critical need of reexamining public

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