Amherst College donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page amherstcollege
Websitehttp://www.amherst.edu
Twitter usernameAmherstCollege
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amherst_College
Instagram usernameamherstcollege

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 53 125,000 328,251 3,000 15,000 30,000 50,000 100,000 125,000 262,500 400,000 500,000 875,000 1,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 30 250,000 389,577 3,000 15,000 50,000 100,000 125,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 875,000 1,500,000
10 30,000 60,600 5,000 5,000 10,000 15,000 26,000 30,000 30,000 40,000 60,750 60,750 328,500
FIXME 3 100,000 80,667 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 117,000 117,000 117,000 117,000
Scholarly Communications 6 344,000 460,333 41,000 41,000 44,000 44,000 344,000 344,000 586,000 692,000 692,000 1,055,000 1,055,000
Nutrition 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Diversity 1 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 2 500,000 750,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Amherst College

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2000 1999 1997 1992 1988 1985 1981 1974
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 16,449,300.00 3,315,000.00 344,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,137,500.00 2,451,000.00 8,800.00 200,000.00 44,000.00 503,000.00 1,580,000.00 455,000.00 1,545,000.00 300,000.00 100,000.00 711,000.00 0.00 780,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 375,000.00 300,000.00 500,000.00
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (filter this donee) 586,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 60,750.00 90,750.00 358,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 26,000.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 242,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 217,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 0.00 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
Earhart Foundation (filter this donee) 15,000.00 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 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John M. Olin Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 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 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 17,397,300.00 3,315,000.00 344,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,237,500.00 2,451,000.00 8,800.00 225,000.00 84,000.00 563,750.00 1,887,750.00 813,500.00 1,545,000.00 300,000.00 100,000.00 716,000.00 41,000.00 780,000.00 10,000.00 300,000.00 375,000.00 300,000.00 500,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (53 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 53)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00112017-12-07Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/1708-04850/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,055,000.0042017-09-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/31700668/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.0012017-06-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/21700657/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation260,000.00232017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/11700648/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation344,000.00182016-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/21600662/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.0012015-12-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/41500605/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00302014-04-09Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the quality of daycare centers in India by evaluating different methods of financially rewarding caregivers for improving weight-for-height of visiting malnourished children.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation875,000.0062014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/11400654/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation262,500.00222014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/11400624/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation724,000.0082012-09-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/31200615/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation586,000.00102012-09-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/31200638/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00302012-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/21200677/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,000,000.0052012-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/11200603/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation41,000.00412012-03-05Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/11200128/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation8,800.00512011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/31100627/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Ford Foundation25,000.00472010-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To mentor, recruit and retain low-income and community college transfer students at Amherst and increase the pool of underserved students applying to selective colleges and universities nationwide. Affected regions: 35###Amherst###25@@@1045###United States###75; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00262010-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/11000658/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation44,000.00402009-09-24Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/30900722/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation40,000.00422009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00112008-12-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/40800624/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation3,000.00532008-04-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/20800604/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation60,750.00352008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation860,000.0072007-12-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/40700742/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation28,000.00452007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/30700643/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation692,000.0092007-06-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/20700701/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Ford Foundation100,000.00302007-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research in Honduras and Guatemala to assess whether parental participation in self-managed schools gives rise to a more robust civil society. Affected regions: 192###Central America###20@@@380###Guatemala###40@@@425###Honduras###40; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation117,000.00282007-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final support to promote civic engagement and networking for student leaders. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation30,000.00432007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation60,750.00352007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00162006-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/40600680/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation55,000.00372006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/30600634/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation30,000.00432006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation328,500.00192006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation45,000.00392005-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/30500622/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.0012005-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/20500665/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00242004-10-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/30400637/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00382004-10-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/30400641/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00302002-12-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/40200731/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation91,000.00342000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/40000688/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00112000-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/30000652/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation15,000.00482000-08-25Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/30000626/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation105,000.00292000-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/10000700/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
John M. Olin Foundation5,000.00522000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/john-m-olin-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation26,000.00461999--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Earhart Foundation15,000.00481999--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/earhart-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation365,000.00171997-12-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/49700702/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation415,000.00151997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/19700668/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation10,000.00501992--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.00201988-06-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/28800061/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00241985-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/38500007/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation125,000.00271985-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/38500006/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.00201981-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/18100007/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00111974-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/amherst-college/27400008/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.