Colby College donations received

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Table of contents

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Colby College 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 36 150,000 254,168 7,500 10,000 10,000 25,000 66,550 150,000 225,000 300,000 300,000 750,000 1,400,000
13 10,000 16,158 7,500 8,000 8,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 25,000 25,000 66,550
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 20 250,000 372,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 185,000 200,000 250,000 295,000 300,000 600,000 800,000 1,400,000
FIXME 1 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 2 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Colby College

Donor Total 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 1999 1998 1995 1987 1985 1981 1976 1971
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 8,640,000.00 600,000.00 800,000.00 100,000.00 600,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 50,000.00 295,000.00 200,000.00 910,000.00 275,000.00 225,000.00 100,000.00 185,000.00 200,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 300,000.00 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 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00
F.M. Kirby Foundation (filter this donee) 143,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 20,000.00 35,000.00 33,000.00 15,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 66,550.00 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 66,550.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 9,150,050.00 600,000.00 800,000.00 100,000.00 600,000.00 1,010,000.00 10,000.00 660,000.00 10,000.00 20,000.00 1,735,000.00 183,000.00 15,500.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 50,000.00 361,550.00 200,000.00 910,000.00 275,000.00 225,000.00 400,000.00 185,000.00 200,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (36 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 36)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation600,000.0052018-05-31Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/1802-05509/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation800,000.0032016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/31600603/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00202015-05-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/21500131/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation600,000.0052013-10-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/31300648/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation750,000.0042012-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/21200662/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00142012-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/11200668/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00272012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00272011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation600,000.0052010-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/41000714/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00232010-07-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/31000110/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00272010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00272009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00272008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00272008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,400,000.0012007-12-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/40700731/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.0082007-06-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/20700655/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00272007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation25,000.00252007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.00192006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/30600667/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
F.M. Kirby Foundation8,000.00342006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation25,000.00252006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation7,500.00362005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation8,000.00342005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.0082004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/40400728/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.0082003-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/40300660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00232001-02-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/10100618/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation295,000.00121999-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/39900632/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Smith Richardson Foundation66,550.00221999--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00161998-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/49800655/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation910,000.0021995-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/29500640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation275,000.00131987-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/48700037/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation225,000.00151985-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/38500020/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00201981-10-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/38100023/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
MacArthur Foundation300,000.0081981FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- Support to establish a John D. MacArthur professorship. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Maine; affected cities: Waterville.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation185,000.00181976-12-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/47600014/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00161971-03-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/colby-college/17100012/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.