The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (the “Foundation”) is committed to lawful and ethical behavior in all of its activities and in the use of its funds, in accordance with its Code of Ethics.

Our Commitment

The Foundation expects and encourages employees, grantees, and others who do business with the Foundation to report issues that raise legal or ethical concerns. The Foundation’s policies, including the Whistleblower Policy, the Conflicts of Interest and Disclosure Policy, the Third-Party Reports of Misconduct or Misuse of Foundation Funds Policy, and the Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy, set forth procedures for making and responding to such good faith reports.

If you have concerns about the legality or proprietary of actions by a Foundation employee, grantee, contractor, or other third party, you have a number of options for registering your concern.

  • You can discuss the issue directly with the person or people involved, or your supervisor. The Foundation’s policies referenced above protect employees who report a good faith concern regarding illegal or improper activity. Third parties likewise may report to the Foundation a good faith concern regarding the legality or propriety of Foundation actions or the use of Foundation funds.

  • You can report your concerns to the Foundation’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Secretary (Michele S. Warman). Reports under the Foundation’s Whistleblower Policy also may be made to the Foundation’s President or to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees’ Audit Committee. Reports under the Foundation’s Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy also may be made to the Foundation’s Director of Human Resources. If confidentiality is requested, the Foundation will protect the identity of the person reporting to the greatest extent practicable given the needs to conduct a fair and thorough investigation and to take any necessary corrective action.

  • If you feel unable to discuss the matter with anyone at the Foundation, you can use this webpage or the hotline identified here, both of which are hosted by EthicsPoint, an anonymous reporting service. The information you provide will be sent to the Foundation by EthicsPoint on a completely confidential and anonymous basis if you so choose anonymity.

Thank you for your assistance.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information about this reporting tool.

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.