Whitney Museum of American Art donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Whitney Museum of American Art 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 22 30,000 328,977 5,000 10,000 12,500 12,500 15,000 30,000 150,000 300,000 400,000 1,500,000 1,850,000
8 12,500 11,563 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 15,000 15,000 15,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 9 350,000 576,667 10,000 10,000 30,000 150,000 200,000 350,000 400,000 700,000 1,500,000 1,850,000 1,850,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Interprogram 1 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
Public Understanding 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
FIXME 1 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Other 1 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Whitney Museum of American Art

Donor Total 2018 2017 2014 2011 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1994 1987 1985 1981 1976 1972 1970
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 6,715,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,850,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 400,000.00 200,000.00 150,000.00 30,000.00 10,000.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 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
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 100,000.00 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
F.M. Kirby Foundation (filter this donee) 92,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 15,000.00 15,000.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 7,237,500.00 450,000.00 300,000.00 1,500,000.00 700,000.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 1,865,000.00 1,515,000.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 10,000.00 30,000.00 25,000.00 400,000.00 200,000.00 150,000.00 30,000.00 10,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (22 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 22)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation350,000.0062018-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/1711-05098/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Sloan Foundation100,000.00102018Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8552-- Grant investigator: Christiane Paul; to support a major exhibition on the intersection of art and technology from the 1960s until today.
Ford Foundation300,000.0072017-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For “David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake At Night,” a retrospective exhibition of the artist and LGBTQ activist, including a comprehensive monograph and educational and public programs. Affected regions: 697###New York City###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.0022014-12-04Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/41400619/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation700,000.0042011-12-01Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/41100634/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
F.M. Kirby Foundation5,000.00222005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00192004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,850,000.0012003-06-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/20300643/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
F.M. Kirby Foundation15,000.00142003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.0022002-03-29Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/10200770/-- Program name: Other.
F.M. Kirby Foundation15,000.00142002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation12,500.00162001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation12,500.00162000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation12,500.00161999--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00191998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Nathan Cummings Foundation30,000.00111994Interprogram/Arts / Environmenthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000149.html-- For "Drylands and Ruins," an exhibition that examines environmental issues through the medium of photographic books.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation25,000.00131987-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/28700089/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.0051985-03-28Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/18500075/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.0081981-06-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/28100087/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.0091976-03-31Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/17600048/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation30,000.00111972-09-19Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/37200058/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation10,000.00191970-12-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/whitney-museum-of-american-art/47000040/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.