American Museum of Natural History donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee American Museum of Natural History in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 57 47,306 316,829 550 10,000 20,000 25,000 27,510 47,306 250,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 5,000,000
19 25,000 21,924 550 1,000 20,000 20,000 22,500 25,000 27,500 27,500 30,000 30,000 30,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 11 47,306 250,145 4,293 5,000 10,000 10,000 25,000 47,306 425,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 725,000
Community 1 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
FIXME 18 270,000 293,061 15,100 100,000 225,000 250,000 250,000 270,000 300,000 325,000 400,000 500,000 500,000
Scholarly Communications 4 117,600 614,500 20,000 20,000 20,000 117,600 117,600 117,600 320,400 320,400 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Initiatives 1 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000
Public Understanding 1 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000 354,000
Other 1 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000
Past Programs 1 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee American Museum of Natural History

Donor Total 2016 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1991 1990 1986 1976 1973 1972 1971 1970
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 11,959,599.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 320,400.00 500,000.00 117,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 1,754,293.00 47,306.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 725,000.00 425,000.00 525,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 4,675,100.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 990,000.00 350,000.00 270,000.00 550,000.00 325,000.00 225,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 265,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 600,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 398,000.00 0.00 354,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 44,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
F.M. Kirby Foundation (filter this donee) 377,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 27,500.00 27,500.00 27,500.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 22,500.00 22,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
DonorsTrust (filter this donee) 37,510.00 0.00 0.00 37,510.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William E. Simon Foundation (filter this donee) 550.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18,059,259.00 750,000.00 354,000.00 787,510.00 340,400.00 520,000.00 1,227,600.00 370,000.00 344,000.00 580,000.00 355,000.00 5,256,000.00 47,500.00 827,500.00 1,781,793.00 82,306.00 25,000.00 2,022,500.00 23,050.00 400,000.00 265,100.00 725,000.00 425,000.00 525,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (57 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 57)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0052016-12-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/41600654/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Ford Foundation250,000.00212016-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the development of “Cuba!,” a bilingual exhibition that will showcase the archipelago's extraordinary biological diversity and cultural richness, and production of an educational guide. Affected regions: 697###New York City###75@@@1045###United States###25; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation354,000.00132014Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7346-- Grant investigator: Neil Tyson; as support for the popular science talk show StarTalk hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Ford Foundation250,000.00212013-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To engage visitor voices, including those from New York City’s many Asian communities, in the pre-planning phase of the potential reimagining of the Asia Wing and related cultural programming. Affected regions: 697###New York City###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177414###Asian or Asian American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0052013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support natural resource management in the Solomon Islands (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
DonorsTrust10,000.00502013--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust27,510.00352013--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation320,400.00162012-12-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/41200607/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
F.M. Kirby Foundation20,000.00442012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0052011-12-01Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/41100635/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
F.M. Kirby Foundation20,000.00442011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation117,600.00272010-12-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/41000609/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Ford Foundation100,000.00282010-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For Global Voices, a series of free family programs exploring a variety of cultures through the lens of a single theme to expand the diversity of the Museum's visitors. Affected regions: 697###New York City###100; @@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
F.M. Kirby Foundation20,000.00442010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation315,000.00172010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To consolidate and sustain community based conservation in the western Solomon Islands (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0052010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To strengthen the long-term capacity for biodiversity conservation through the expansion and enhancement of training opportunities for university and conservation professional target audiences (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation175,000.00262010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To launch initial projects of the New York City Learning Network, one of two demonstration sites for a new approach to supporting learning in the 21st Century. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation350,000.00142009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To consolidate and build upon previous efforts to strengthen protected area management and biodiversity conservation within the North and Central Annamite Landscapes of Vietnam and Laos (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
F.M. Kirby Foundation20,000.00442009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Sloan Foundation44,000.00302008Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7125-- Grant investigator: Steven Mau; to develop a web version of: "The Biology of the Horse" interactive that is part of the: The Horse exhibition at the Museum of Natural History.
MacArthur Foundation270,000.00202008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To expand implementation of region-specific curricula for graduate programs in environmental science in Peruvian and Bolivian universities (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
F.M. Kirby Foundation30,000.00312008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation300,000.00182007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of curriculum development and training for universities and conservation professionals in Madagascar (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00212007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop protected area capacity in the Solomon Islands. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
F.M. Kirby Foundation30,000.00312007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation30,000.00312006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation325,000.00152006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For support to build local capacity in conservation planning and biodiversity monitoring in Vietnam and Lao PDR (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation5,000,000.0012005-03-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/10500640/-- Program name: Past Programs.
MacArthur Foundation225,000.00252005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop and test a set of training modules in biodiversity and conservation science targeting conservation professionals and university educators to strengthen conservation management in the Southern Andes (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
F.M. Kirby Foundation30,000.00312005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation1,000.00562005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation20,000.00442004-02-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/10400611/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
F.M. Kirby Foundation27,500.00362004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation27,500.00362003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0052003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of biodiversity conservation training to strengthen the protected area system and conservation management in Madagascar (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation300,000.00182003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To strengthen conservation planning through the development of a baseline spatial framework, using GIS and remote sensing technology, of the Central Annamite region of Vietnam (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation4,293.00552002-05-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/20200616/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,750,000.0032002-03-29Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/10200753/-- Program name: Other.
F.M. Kirby Foundation27,500.00362002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation47,306.00292001-10-19Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/40100616/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,000.00502001Community---- To support the Museum Investigations in Science program for underserved communities and non-traditional museum-goers.; 1 year.
F.M. Kirby Foundation25,000.00392001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation25,000.00392000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation2,000,000.0021999-03-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/19900685/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
F.M. Kirby Foundation22,500.00421999--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
William E. Simon Foundation550.00571998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/william-e-simon-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation22,500.00421998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation400,000.00121991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a travelling exhibition on global warming, in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00211990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support preparations for a traveling exhibition on climate change, in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation15,100.00491990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support programs on rainforests including symposia, lectures, a documentary film, and field trips. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation725,000.0041986-10-09Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/38600005/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation425,000.00111976-10-06Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/37600005/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0051973-12-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/47300004/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation25,000.00391973-03-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/17300003/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation10,000.00501972-03-14Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/17200003/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation10,000.00501971-03-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/17100003/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation5,000.00541970-03-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-museum-of-natural-history/17000001/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.