Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Brookings Institution

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Table of contents

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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page brookings
Websitehttp://www.brookings.edu/
Twitter usernameBrookingsInst
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookings_Institution

Full donee page for donee Brookings Institution

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 17 260,000 250,882 55,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 225,000 260,000 285,000 300,000 340,000 400,000 450,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 7 200,000 240,714 55,000 55,000 130,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 450,000 450,000
Other 9 275,000 266,667 100,000 100,000 225,000 240,000 260,000 275,000 285,000 300,000 340,000 375,000 375,000
Past Programs 1 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000

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 2000 1989 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1976 1972
Other (filter this donor) 9 2,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 375,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 825,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 275,000.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 7 1,685,000.00 300,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 130,000.00 0.00 0.00 55,000.00 450,000.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 1 180,000.00 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 17 4,265,000.00 480,000.00 200,000.00 375,000.00 600,000.00 400,000.00 225,000.00 150,000.00 825,000.00 130,000.00 100,000.00 275,000.00 55,000.00 450,000.00

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 (17 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 17)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
180,000.00132000-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/40000657/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.0052000-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/20000682/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00121989-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/38900191/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
375,000.0031986-03-27Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/18600010/-- Program name: Other.
340,000.0041985-12-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/48500013/-- Program name: Other.
260,000.0091985-03-28Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/18500013/-- Program name: Other.
400,000.0021984-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/28400014/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,000.00111983-03-16Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/18300015/-- Program name: Other.
150,000.00141982-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/28200008/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.0051981-12-16Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/48100014/-- Program name: Other.
285,000.0071981-10-07Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/38100014/-- Program name: Other.
240,000.00101981-06-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/28100013/-- Program name: Other.
130,000.00151980-10-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/38000010/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00161979-06-13Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/27900016/-- Program name: Other.
275,000.0081978-06-07Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/27800009/-- Program name: Other.
55,000.00171976-03-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/17600008/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
450,000.0011972-06-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/brookings-institution/27200007/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.