Wesleyan University donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Wesleyan University 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 66 189,000 330,388 2,500 30,000 50,000 100,000 125,000 189,000 255,000 300,000 500,000 800,000 2,000,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 35 290,000 443,377 2,500 30,000 95,000 100,000 150,000 290,000 325,000 500,000 750,000 1,000,000 2,000,000
5 23,425 26,863 5,000 5,000 5,000 15,000 15,000 23,425 23,425 45,000 45,000 45,892 45,892
Technology 2 30,000 37,500 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Diversity 11 189,000 177,800 45,000 77,000 120,000 123,800 141,000 189,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 260,000 400,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 3 750,000 516,667 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
FIXME 4 150,000 202,500 60,000 60,000 60,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Technology, Journalism 3 100,000 141,177 74,851 74,851 74,851 74,851 100,000 100,000 100,000 248,679 248,679 248,679 248,679
Education 2 150,000 554,393 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 958,786 958,786 958,786 958,786 958,786
Past Programs 1 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Wesleyan University

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1996 1995 1992 1989 1987 1983 1981 1978 1975 1972
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 19,254,000.00 1,279,000.00 120,000.00 1,082,000.00 291,000.00 2,045,000.00 750,000.00 2,000,000.00 1,673,800.00 381,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 400,000.00 1,525,000.00 100,000.00 610,000.00 0.00 2,085,000.00 230,000.00 395,000.00 317,200.00 850,000.00 200,000.00 500,000.00 325,000.00 400,000.00 525,000.00 100,000.00 530,000.00 40,000.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 958,786.00 0.00 958,786.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 750,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 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
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 498,530.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 150,000.00 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 0.00 150,000.00 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
John M. Olin Foundation (filter this donee) 69,317.00 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 45,892.00 23,425.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Surdna Foundation (filter this donee) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 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 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 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
Total 21,805,633.00 1,279,000.00 1,228,786.00 1,387,000.00 336,000.00 2,405,000.00 750,000.00 2,000,000.00 1,673,800.00 381,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 400,000.00 1,540,000.00 100,000.00 610,000.00 150,000.00 2,130,892.00 253,425.00 395,000.00 317,200.00 850,000.00 200,000.00 500,000.00 325,000.00 400,000.00 525,000.00 100,000.00 530,000.00 40,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (66 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 66)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation279,000.00252018-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/1710-04961/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,000,000.0042018-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/1712-05177/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation958,786.0052017-10-06Education/Educational researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to collect rigorous evidence on the effect of a Bridge education on learning outcomes and to disseminate the results; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation120,000.00422017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/31700704/-- Program name: Diversity.
Ford Foundation150,000.00352017-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance to advance diversity in the field through a Diversity Fellowship program, curatorial mini intensives, and a Global Curatorial Forum. Affected regions: 1045###United States###75@@@1110###Worldwide###25; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation750,000.0092016-12-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/41600604/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation77,000.00492016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/31600691/-- Program name: Diversity.
Ford Foundation300,000.00202016-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final core support for the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education to provide high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated men and women in Connecticut’s prisons. Affected regions: 242###Connecticut###80@@@1045###United States###20; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177890###White or Causcasian@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation255,000.00272016-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/11600608/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Nathan Cummings Foundation5,000.00642016--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/fin_stmts_ye_dec._31_20162015.pdf--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation141,000.00392015-09-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/31500665/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.00352015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/21500621/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Surdna Foundation45,000.00552015--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance’s recruitment and support of low-income people and people of color not only as participants, but also as visiting artists and guest lecturers. Duration: 28 months.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation45,000.00552014-12-04Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/41400672/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation2,000,000.0012014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/11400646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Ford Foundation300,000.00202014-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education to provide high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated men and women in Connecticut’s prisons & develop a model program for replication nationwide. Affected regions: 242###Connecticut###80@@@1045###United States###20; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation60,000.00512014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Wesleyan Media Project. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Connecticut; affected cities: Middletown.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation750,000.0092013-12-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/41300626/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation2,000,000.0012011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/31100638/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation750,000.0092010-06-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/21000701/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation800,000.0072010-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/21000663/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation123,800.00412010-03-19Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/11000678/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation189,000.00342009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40900718/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation142,000.00382009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/30900671/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00522009-03-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20900611/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00432008-06-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/30800629/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00432008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20800672/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.00202006-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20600670/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00302005-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40500696/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00302005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40500725/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation25,000.00612004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40400705/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.0032004-06-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20400687/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Nathan Cummings Foundation15,000.00632004--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/afs.pdf--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00432003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20300699/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation610,000.00122002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/10200706/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00352001-07-23Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/wesleyan-university-for-the-liberal-arts-institutions-program/-- For The Liberal Arts Institutions Program.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation800,000.0072000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40000695/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation290,000.00242000-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/30000656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00132000-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/30000653/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00152000-06-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20000740/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation95,000.00482000-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/10000701/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
John M. Olin Foundation45,892.00542000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/john-m-olin-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation230,000.00291999-06-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/29900700/-- Program name: Past Programs.
John M. Olin Foundation23,425.00621999--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/john-m-olin-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation395,000.00181997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/19700669/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation260,000.00261996-12-06Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/49600665/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation4,700.00651996-07-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/39600607/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00521996-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/29600660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation2,500.00661996-02-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/19600616/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation850,000.0061995-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/19500645/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00301992-12-14Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/49200289/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.00201989-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/48900230/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00301989-03-22Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/18900019/-- Program name: Diversity.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation325,000.00191987-10-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/38700088/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00151983-10-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/38300090/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation125,000.00401981-10-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/38100086/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00151981-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/18100085/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00431978-06-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/27800047/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00131975-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/47500068/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation30,000.00591975-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/47500069/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation40,000.00581972-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/37200056/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Knight Foundation100,000.0043--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4930-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To support the Wesleyan Media Project's analysis of broadcast advertising during the 2010 election.
Knight Foundation30,000.0059--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6395-- Grant period: 07/14/2014 - 12/05/2014; goal: To further support the Wesleyan Media Project with a short video and a 30-second public service message to help raise awareness about the growth of negative television advertising in political campaigns.
Knight Foundation45,000.0055--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7145-- Grant period: 02/18/2016 - 11/29/2017; goal: To enhance transparency in elections by supporting the Wesleyan Media Project, which will track and analyze broadcast ads aired in the 2016 campaigns.
Knight Foundation248,679.0028--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5341-- Grant period: 12/01/2011 - 11/30/2013; goal: To track and analyze all broadcast television advertisements and YouTube videos aired during the 2012 election.
Knight Foundation74,851.0050--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6364-- Grant period: 05/01/2014 - 05/30/2016; goal: To support the Wesleyan Media Project, which will track and analyze broadcast ads aired in the 2014 election campaigns to enhance transparency in elections. Transparency and government responsiveness depend critically on real-time publicly available information disclosing efforts to influence elections. The Wesleyan Media Project tracks and analyzes all broadcast advertisements aired by or on behalf of federal and state election candidates in every media market in the country. Since the 2010 election cycle, we have been providing real-time information on the extent of corporate and union spending in federal election campaigns across the country, who specifically is doing that spending and which candidates are benefiting.