The Mellon Foundation has granted to UCHRI a $10 million matching gift. Endowment gifts to support UCHRI and the UC Humanities Network will help to secure the Mellon funds. The endowment will advance innovative research projects and public programs on all 10 UC campuses. It will also impact humanities teaching and curriculum, exposing students in all majors and disciplines to the skills, knowledge, and understanding that the humanities offer.
The Mellon Foundation’s historic matching gift—among the largest ever made by this most important and influential foundation supporting the humanities in the United States—recognizes the stature of UC humanities research, programs, and contributions, and UCHRI’s unique position to foster systemwide engagement and excellence. The UC Office of the President has committed $2 million in additional matching funds to launch the campaign, and demonstrate UC presidential support for the initiative.