Seattle Opera donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

Wikipedia page

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 3 500,000 566,667 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 2 200,000 350,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Culture and recreation 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 Seattle Opera

Donor Total 2013 2009 1979
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 700,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 200,000.00
Total 1,700,000.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 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 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,000,000.0012013-02-28Culture and recreation to support a capital campaign. Phase I - Interim Fundraising Strategy. Investment start date: 2/28/2013 to end date: 6/30/2014. Grantee name: Seattle Opera; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0022009-06-19Arts and Cultural Heritage Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.0031979-10-03Arts and Cultural Heritage Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.