British Museum donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2023. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee British Museum 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 13 572,000 713,177 25,000 27,800 100,000 161,000 380,000 572,000 675,500 1,250,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,700,000
FIXME 3 27,800 517,600 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 27,800 27,800 27,800 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 8 675,500 878,563 100,000 100,000 161,000 572,000 675,500 675,500 1,070,000 1,250,000 1,500,000 1,700,000 1,700,000
Scholarly Communications 2 310,000 345,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 380,000 380,000 380,000 380,000 380,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee British Museum

Donor Total 2017 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2006 2005 2002 2001
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 7,718,500.00 1,700,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,070,000.00 0.00 775,500.00 1,250,000.00 733,000.00 0.00 380,000.00 310,000.00
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 1,552,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 27,800.00 25,000.00 0.00
Total 9,271,300.00 1,700,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,070,000.00 1,500,000.00 775,500.00 1,250,000.00 733,000.00 27,800.00 405,000.00 310,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (13 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 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,700,000.0012017-12-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/1708-04698/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.0022014-03-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/11400603/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,070,000.0052012-05-31Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/21200710/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Wellcome Trust1,500,000.0022011-10-18FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- The British Museum Bio-organics Research Facility (BRF) - Hidden Histories: advancing the scientific study of objects and collections to explore the human past. Affected regions: Greater London; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation675,500.0062010-12-09Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/41000643/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00112010-06-28Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/31000101/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,250,000.0042009-12-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/40900619/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation161,000.00102006-12-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/40600626/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation572,000.0072006-09-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/30600683/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Wellcome Trust27,800.00122005-01-20FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Wellcome Gallery Pilot Education Programme. Affected regions: Greater London; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation380,000.0082002-12-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/40200640/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Wellcome Trust25,000.00132002-09-11FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Medicine Man Exhibition Education Programme at British Museum. Affected regions: Greater London; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation310,000.0092001-03-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/british-museum/10100677/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.