Oberlin College donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Oberlin 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 57 247,500 331,293 5,000 38,000 60,000 100,000 160,000 247,500 300,000 350,000 500,000 800,000 1,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 35 350,000 410,149 5,000 38,000 100,000 150,000 250,000 350,000 380,000 500,000 575,000 800,000 1,500,000
Presidential grant 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
Diversity 13 200,000 190,038 20,000 40,000 54,000 73,000 160,000 200,000 247,500 269,000 280,000 350,000 400,000
Environment 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Past Programs 2 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
FIXME 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
Arts and Cultural Heritage 4 185,000 444,500 150,000 150,000 150,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 193,000 193,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Oberlin College

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1997 1996 1993 1992 1988 1985 1984 1981 1979 1977 1970
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 18,723,700.00 100,000.00 54,000.00 1,177,000.00 423,000.00 800,000.00 400,000.00 1,247,700.00 838,000.00 406,000.00 3,350,000.00 575,000.00 360,000.00 540,000.00 1,000,000.00 1,065,000.00 1,900,000.00 800,000.00 535,000.00 735,000.00 193,000.00 280,000.00 550,000.00 125,000.00 410,000.00 350,000.00 60,000.00 250,000.00 200,000.00
Ford 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 60,000.00 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 50,000.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18,883,700.00 100,000.00 54,000.00 1,177,000.00 523,000.00 800,000.00 400,000.00 1,247,700.00 838,000.00 406,000.00 3,350,000.00 575,000.00 360,000.00 540,000.00 1,000,000.00 1,065,000.00 1,900,000.00 800,000.00 535,000.00 785,000.00 193,000.00 290,000.00 550,000.00 125,000.00 410,000.00 350,000.00 60,000.00 250,000.00 200,000.00

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 Foundation100,000.00402018-05-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/1802-05510/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation54,000.00482017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31700687/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.00362016-12-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/41600666/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation127,000.00382016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31600679/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation750,000.0082016-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/21600603/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.00362016-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/21600621/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation73,000.00452015-09-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31500658/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00262015-09-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31500615/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Ford Foundation100,000.00402015-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For production and post-production of "The Foreigner’s Home," a full-length documentary exploring the vision and work of acclaimed author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Affected regions: 1045###United States###70@@@1110###Worldwide###30; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00402015-02-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/11500123/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation800,000.0052014-09-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31400647/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00152013-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31300611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,200.00492011-12-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/11200109/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation950,000.0042011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31100640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation247,500.00292011-03-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/11100689/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation38,000.00522010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31000615/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation800,000.0052010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31000655/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation269,000.00252009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40900704/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation25,000.00532009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30900641/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation12,000.00552009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30900640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00402009-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/10900683/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,250,000.0032008-09-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30800726/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00402008-06-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30800615/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00102008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20800678/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.0012008-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/10800693/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation575,000.0092006-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40600712/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation160,000.00352005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40500714/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00302005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/10500664/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00102004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40400732/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation40,000.00512004-05-24Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20400623/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00102003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20300685/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00102003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20300703/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation20,000.00542002-11-01Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40200609/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00262002-09-20Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30200659/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation795,000.0072002-09-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30200633/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00152000-06-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20000729/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.0012000-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/10000697/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.00231999-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/49900671/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00101999-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/19900679/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation185,000.00341997-09-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/39700658/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation350,000.00181997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/19700661/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation350,000.00181996-12-06Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/49600655/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation380,000.00171996-12-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/49600632/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation5,000.00571996-07-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/39600606/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Nathan Cummings Foundation50,000.00501996Environment/Campus Activitieshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Environmental Studies Center, for researching and teaching sustainable architecture,.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation193,000.00331993-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/19300018/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation280,000.00241992-12-14Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/49200279/-- Program name: Diversity.
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,000.00561992Presidential grant/Program Supporthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000187.html-- To conduct nonpartisan registration campaigns to register voters in 10 states.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00301988-12-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/48800147/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation350,000.00181988-03-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/18800011/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation125,000.00391985-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/38500059/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation60,000.00461984-10-02Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/38400065/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation350,000.00181984-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/18400059/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation350,000.00181981-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/18100072/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation60,000.00461979-10-03Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/37900073/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00261977-03-30Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/17700049/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00301970-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/37000026/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.