Seattle Art Museum donations received

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Table of contents

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page seattleartmuseum
Websitehttp://www.seattleartmuseum.org
Twitter usernameiheartSAM
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Art_Museum
Instagram usernameseattleartmuseum

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 9 500,000 1,589,333 50,000 50,000 125,000 129,000 250,000 500,000 500,000 1,750,000 3,500,000 7,500,000 7,500,000
Culture and recreation 3 250,000 2,600,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 7,500,000 7,500,000 7,500,000 7,500,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 6 500,000 1,084,000 125,000 125,000 129,000 129,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 3,500,000 3,500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Seattle Art Museum

Donor Total 2017 2015 2013 2012 2011 2009 2000 1982
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 7,800,000.00 0.00 7,500,000.00 250,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 6,504,000.00 3,500,000.00 129,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 1,750,000.00 125,000.00
Total 14,304,000.00 3,500,000.00 7,629,000.00 250,000.00 50,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 1,750,000.00 125,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 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 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation3,500,000.0022017-09-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/seattle-art-museum/31700643/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation129,000.0072015-12-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/seattle-art-museum/41500636/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation7,500,000.0012015-03-26Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a capital campaign to address short-term renovation needs that include seismic and climate control upgrades that are important to the building’s structure and critical for protecting and preserving the art within; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation250,000.0062013-04-04Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 6/1/2004 to end date: 12/31/2017. Grantee name: Seattle Art Museum; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation50,000.0092012-04-05Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 6/1/2004 to end date: 12/31/2017. Grantee name: Seattle Art Museum; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0042011-03-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/seattle-art-museum/11100604/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0042009-12-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/seattle-art-museum/40900611/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,750,000.0032000-03-20Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/seattle-art-museum/10000643/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation125,000.0081982-03-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/seattle-art-museum/18200036/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.