Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to American University in Cairo

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_W._Mellon_Foundation
Facebook username MellonFoundation
LinkedIn username the-andrew-w--mellon-foundation
Websitehttps://mellon.org/
Donations URLhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/
Twitter usernamemellonfdn
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://mellon.org/about/mission/
Grant application process pagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grantmaking-policies-and-guidelines/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/mellon-foundation

Brief history: https://mellon.org/about/history/

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: https://mellon.org/programs/

Full donor page for donor Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee American University in Cairo in our system.

Full donee page for donee American University in Cairo

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 25 325,000 377,552 5,000 35,300 50,000 100,000 180,000 325,000 500,000 600,000 600,000 750,000 1,000,000
Past Programs 10 300,000 314,000 5,000 5,000 30,000 100,000 180,000 300,000 325,000 400,000 600,000 600,000 600,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 11 500,000 383,436 35,300 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 682,500 700,000 1,000,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 4 300,000 520,250 40,000 40,000 40,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 750,000 750,000 991,000 991,000 991,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2017 2016 2014 2013 2012 2011 2007 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1996 1994 1993 1991
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 11 4,217,800.00 100,000.00 35,300.00 50,000.00 500,000.00 600,000.00 1,250,000.00 682,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 10 3,140,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 1,380,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 100,000.00 355,000.00 5,000.00 300,000.00
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 4 2,081,000.00 991,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 25 9,438,800.00 1,091,000.00 35,300.00 50,000.00 500,000.00 600,000.00 1,250,000.00 682,500.00 300,000.00 400,000.00 750,000.00 1,380,000.00 1,040,000.00 600,000.00 100,000.00 355,000.00 5,000.00 300,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (25 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
991,000.0022017-06-01International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/21700709/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
100,000.00172017-05-22Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/21700114/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
35,300.00232016-12-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/11700113/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00202014-08-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/31400119/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.0092013-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/31300610/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.0092012-09-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/31200611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00172012-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/21200676/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.0092011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/31100637/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00202011-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/21100101/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
700,000.0042011-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/11100666/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
682,500.0052007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/30700679/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00142004-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/40400742/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
400,000.00122002-12-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/40200691/-- Program name: Past Programs.
750,000.0032001-03-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/10100686/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
600,000.0062000-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/40000642/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.0062000-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/40000641/-- Program name: Past Programs.
180,000.00162000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/10000633/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,000,000.0011999-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/49900667/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
40,000.00221999-02-22International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/19900620/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
600,000.0061997-12-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/49700623/-- Program name: Past Programs.
100,000.00171996-12-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/49600688/-- Program name: Past Programs.
325,000.00131994-12-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/49400869/-- Program name: Past Programs.
30,000.00241994-08-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/39400409/-- Program name: Past Programs.
5,000.00251993-06-07Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/29300066/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.00141991-06-10Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-university-in-cairo/29100137/-- Program name: Past Programs.