Library of Congress donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Library of Congress 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 26 50,000 240,641 7,500 20,000 27,000 33,000 45,000 50,000 56,000 160,000 250,000 520,000 3,000,000
7 50,000 525,500 7,500 7,500 20,000 45,000 45,000 50,000 56,000 56,000 500,000 3,000,000 3,000,000
Other 1 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404 12,404
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 7 30,000 89,143 25,000 25,000 27,000 27,000 27,000 30,000 50,000 50,000 135,000 330,000 330,000
Politics 4 85,000 132,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 85,000 85,000 85,000 160,000 160,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Digital Technology 1 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750 38,750
Arts and Cultural Heritage 1 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Scholarly Communications 3 520,000 361,667 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 520,000
Special Projects 2 50,000 125,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Library of Congress

Donor Total 2019 2016 2015 2014 2011 2008 2005 2000 1998 1997 1996 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1988 1983 1976
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 1,761,404.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 1,040,000.00 0.00 330,000.00 27,000.00 45,000.00 0.00 12,404.00 0.00 107,000.00 135,000.00 25,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 778,000.00 85,000.00 33,000.00 250,000.00 160,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (filter this donee) 658,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 56,000.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 7,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 38,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 38,750.00 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) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6,256,654.00 85,000.00 33,000.00 250,000.00 160,000.00 38,750.00 500,000.00 40,000.00 250,000.00 1,040,000.00 76,000.00 330,000.00 3,072,000.00 45,000.00 50,000.00 12,404.00 7,500.00 107,000.00 135,000.00 25,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (26 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 26)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation85,000.00102019-02-04Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/library-of-congress-for-support-of-two-fellows-at-the-kluge-center/-- For Support Of Two Fellows At The Kluge Center.
Hewlett Foundation33,000.00192016-10-18Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/library-of-congress-for-support-of-the-2017-congress-history-conference/-- For Support Of The 2017 Congress & History Conference.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.0062015-11-16Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/library-of-congress-for-support-of-the-congressional-research-service/-- For Support Of The Congressional Research Service.
Hewlett Foundation160,000.0082014-03-17Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/library-of-congress-for-support-of-the-congressional-research-services-centennial-seminars-and-new-member-orientation/-- For Support Of The Congressional Research Service's Centennial Seminars And New Member Orientation.
Sloan Foundation38,750.00182011Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6755-- Grant investigator: Martha Anderson; to support a two-day meeting to identify gray literature preservation priorities in the sciences.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation500,000.0042008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation40,000.00172005-07-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/30500610/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0072000-07-17Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/library-of-congress-for-the-i-hear-america-singing-concert-series/-- For The I Hear America Singing Concert Series.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00122000-02-28Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/library-of-congress-for-a-conference-entitled-democracy-and-the-rule-of-law-in-a-changing-world-order/-- For A Conference Entitled Democracy And The Rule Of Law In A Changing World Order.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation520,000.0021998-12-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/49800657/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation520,000.0021998-06-08Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/29800654/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Earhart Foundation20,000.00241997--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/earhart-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation56,000.00111997--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation330,000.0051996-12-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/49600633/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation3,000,000.0011994-10-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1994/06/endowment-to-fund-american-memory-center-0022604-- Purpose: Meet the needs of the K-14 educational community using digital CD-ROM technology by developing the Library of Congress' American Memory collections; Grant period: 1994-10-01 to 1997-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation27,000.00211994-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/29400518/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation45,000.00151994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation45,000.00151993-10-08Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/39300186/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation50,000.00121992--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation12,404.00251991-09-30Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/39100160/-- Program name: Other.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation7,500.00261990--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation27,000.00211988-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/48800125/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00121988-06-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/28800048/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation30,000.00201988-03-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/18800002/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation135,000.0091983-06-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/28300055/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation25,000.00231976-03-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/library-of-congress/17600034/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.