Rhodes University donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://www.ru.ac.za/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodes_University

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 60 188,836 292,430 5,000 25,000 50,000 95,000 103,000 188,836 255,000 397,000 520,700 700,000 1,000,000
9 36,000 171,176 5,000 5,000 19,800 21,769 25,000 36,000 185,000 255,000 325,422 667,591 667,591
Past Programs 3 103,000 103,167 6,500 6,500 6,500 6,500 103,000 103,000 103,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 36 250,000 342,256 10,500 50,000 95,000 100,000 127,000 250,000 400,000 481,000 600,000 800,000 1,000,000
FIXME 7 200,000 199,287 27,295 27,295 75,000 188,836 188,836 200,000 250,000 250,000 287,612 366,265 366,265
Communications policy and administrative management 4 59,980 244,874 59,020 59,020 59,020 59,980 59,980 59,980 114,168 114,168 746,329 746,329 746,329
Other 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Rhodes University

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2000 1997 1995 1992 1991 1990 1987
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 13,630,700.00 725,000.00 581,000.00 981,700.00 1,123,000.00 830,000.00 830,000.00 1,015,000.00 895,000.00 497,000.00 200,000.00 950,000.00 840,000.00 606,500.00 1,000,000.00 103,000.00 553,500.00 900,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 1,540,582.00 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 0.00 316,000.00 19,800.00 26,769.00 667,591.00 510,422.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,107,396.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 582,396.00 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
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 979,497.00 0.00 59,980.00 59,020.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 114,168.00 746,329.00 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
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 287,612.00 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 0.00 287,612.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 17,545,787.00 725,000.00 640,980.00 1,040,720.00 1,123,000.00 830,000.00 830,000.00 1,090,000.00 1,095,000.00 611,168.00 1,528,725.00 950,000.00 840,000.00 856,500.00 1,000,000.00 103,000.00 841,112.00 900,000.00 1,000,000.00 316,000.00 19,800.00 26,769.00 667,591.00 510,422.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (60 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 60)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation679,000.0082018-09-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/1804-05738/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation46,000.00512018-09-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/1805-05821/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00492017-12-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/1711-05174/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00492017-10-18International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/1710-04924/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation481,000.00142017-09-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/31700711/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation59,980.00472017-08-26Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to train development sector mid-level and senior journalists from Africa on solutions journalism; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation520,700.00132016-12-08International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/41600694/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation461,000.00152016-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/31600707/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation59,020.00482016-07-09Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to train development sector mid-level and senior journalists from Africa on solutions journalism; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation46,000.00512015-12-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/11600111/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation553,000.00122015-12-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/41500690/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation397,000.00192015-12-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/41500684/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation127,000.00342015-09-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/31500674/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation700,000.0072014-03-13International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/11400656/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation130,000.00332014-03-13International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/11400655/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation85,000.00442013-10-03International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/31300626/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation355,000.00212013-10-03International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/31300625/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00382013-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/11300686/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation290,000.00232013-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/11300687/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Ford Foundation75,000.00452012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For a series of round-table discussions on critical issues in higher education in South Africa. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation950,000.0032012-03-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/11200685/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation65,000.00462012-01-30International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/11200115/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Ford Foundation200,000.00282011-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To develop and pilot a social accountability monitoring tool using mobile phone technology to facilitate increased community participation in local governance. Affected regions: 302###Eastern Cape###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation800,000.0052011-03-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/11100695/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation95,000.00432011-03-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/11100702/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation97,000.00422010-09-20International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/41000105/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00172010-09-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/31000664/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation114,168.00362010-03-15Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support activities to improve the quality of coverage on development topics in the African media in order to better inform public opinion and policy decisions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation746,329.0062009-08-18Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support activities to improve the quality of coverage on development topics in the African media in order to better inform public opinion and policy decisions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
Ford Foundation27,295.00542009-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For a series of round-table discussions on critical issues in higher education in South Africa. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00282009-06-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/20900685/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Ford Foundation188,836.00312009-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Centre for Social Accountability to review the impact of its work on strengthening public service resource management and delivery and develop an academic program on social accountability. Affected regions: 302###Eastern Cape###75@@@935###South Africa###25; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation366,265.00202009-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Centre for the Study of Democracy to conduct research and nurture the next generation of scholars with internships for students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00262008-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/10800721/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation600,000.00112008-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/10800717/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00382008-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/10800722/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00382007-03-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/10700708/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation640,000.00102007-03-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/10700706/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00382007-03-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/10700709/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Ford Foundation250,000.00262006-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Public Service Accountability Monitor unit to monitor public sector accountability in the Eastern Cape provincial government and the management of public resources by provincial departments. Affected regions: 302###Eastern Cape###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00172006-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/30600679/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation6,500.00592006-09-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/30600734/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00282006-03-20International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/10600691/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,000,000.0012005-06-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/20500689/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation103,000.00372004-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/40400680/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation10,500.00582002-07-19International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/30200608/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Wellcome Trust287,612.00242002-07-03FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- The regulation of chaperones by co-chaperones: the mechanism of chaperone- based cytoprotection. Affected regions: International; affected countries: South Africa.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation125,000.00352002-06-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/20200731/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation418,000.00162002-06-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/20200730/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation900,000.0042000-12-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/40000749/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,000,000.0011997-09-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rhodes-university/39700652/-- Program name: Other.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation255,000.00251995-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/03/hodesbursary-iii-0030922-- Purpose: Improve black African leadership by providing scholarships to undergraduates to pursue degrees in health, education, business administration, and public administration; Grant period: 1995-01-01 to 2000-12-31. Affected countries: South Africa.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation25,000.00551995-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/02/academic-development-program-p0030924-- Purpose: Improve black African leadership and professional development opportunities through support of an Academic Development Program; Grant period: 1995-01-01 to 1995-12-31. Affected countries: South Africa.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation36,000.00531995-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/04/teacher-trainingii-0020686-- Purpose: Improve black African leadership by providing scholarships for teacher training; Grant period: 1995-01-01 to 1999-03-31. Affected countries: South Africa.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation19,800.00571992-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1992/02/african-farm-workers-and-families-0001792-- Purpose: Provide practical education and leadership skills to African farm workers and their families through an adult outreach dimension of a local school parent-teacher association; Grant period: 1992-02-01 to 1995-08-31. Affected countries: South Africa.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation21,769.00561991-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1991/04/evaluation-of-admission-policies-0000101-- Purpose: Improve black African leadership through evaluation of admission policies; Grant period: 1991-07-01 to 1992-12-31. Affected countries: South Africa.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation5,000.00601991-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1991/01/rural-development-0000027-- Purpose: Improve rural community development by enabling Eastern Cape and Border region groups to share ideas and experiences through a workshop; Grant period: 1991-01-01 to 1991-06-30. Affected countries: South Africa.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation667,591.0091990-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/04/bursary-ii-0000098-- Purpose: Improve black African leadership by providing scholarships to undergraduates to pursue degrees in health, education, business administration, and public administration; Grant period: 1990-01-01 to 1999-12-31. Affected countries: South Africa.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation325,422.00221987-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/04/bursary-i-0000111-- Purpose: Improve black African leadership by providing scholarships for bachelor's degree programs in health, education, business administration, and public administration; Grant period: 1987-02-01 to 1995-01-31. Affected countries: South Africa.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation185,000.00321987-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1989/04/teacher-trainingp112-0000112-- Purpose: Improve black African leadership by providing scholarships for teacher training; Grant period: 1987-02-01 to 1997-01-31. Affected countries: South Africa.