The MELLEN FOUNDATION was established in 1963 by investment banker EDWARD J. MELLEN. The Mellen Foundation contributes to pre-selected Cleveland institutions of HIGHER EDUCATION, churches and medical organizations. Applications are not accepted. Prior to 1989, the foundation supported nursing education fellowships. In 1993, with assets of over $12.3 million, the foundation disbursed over $1.64 million for 50 grants ranging between $1,000 and $200,000. John D. Drinko served as foundation president in 1994.