Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to California Institute of Technology

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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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page californiainstituteoftechnology
Websitehttp://www.caltech.edu
Twitter usernameCaltech
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Institute_of_Technology
Instagram usernamecaltechedu

Full donee page for donee California Institute of Technology

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 29 350,000 389,938 25,000 90,000 150,000 245,000 323,000 350,000 425,000 450,000 593,000 750,000 974,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 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
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 18 425,000 452,122 90,000 90,000 198,000 264,000 400,000 425,000 480,000 593,000 750,000 750,000 974,000
Diversity 4 150,000 264,250 122,000 122,000 122,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 350,000 350,000 435,000 435,000 435,000
Past Programs 6 323,000 348,000 245,000 245,000 300,000 300,000 323,000 323,000 350,000 420,000 420,000 450,000 450,000

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 2018 2013 2011 2009 2007 2004 2003 2001 2000 1999 1996 1995 1994 1992 1991 1989 1988 1987 1985 1981 1980 1979 1977 1971 1970
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 18 8,138,200.00 974,000.00 216,200.00 750,000.00 0.00 1,262,000.00 198,000.00 724,000.00 530,000.00 0.00 90,000.00 0.00 425,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 264,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 480,000.00 0.00 325,000.00 750,000.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 6 2,088,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 420,000.00 0.00 323,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 245,000.00 450,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 4 1,057,000.00 0.00 435,000.00 0.00 122,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 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
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 1 25,000.00 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 25,000.00
Total 29 11,308,200.00 974,000.00 651,200.00 750,000.00 122,000.00 1,262,000.00 198,000.00 724,000.00 530,000.00 150,000.00 90,000.00 350,000.00 425,000.00 420,000.00 400,000.00 323,000.00 264,000.00 300,000.00 750,000.00 245,000.00 450,000.00 480,000.00 350,000.00 325,000.00 750,000.00 25,000.00

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 (29 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 29)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
974,000.0012018-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/1712-05207/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
435,000.00112013-12-05Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/41300678/-- Program name: Diversity.
216,200.00222013-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/11300642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0022011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/31100635/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
122,000.00262009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/40900691/-- Program name: Diversity.
512,000.0072007-12-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/40700726/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0022007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/30700668/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
198,000.00232004-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/10400654/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
593,000.0062003-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/40300651/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
131,000.00252003-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/30300650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
440,000.00102001-09-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/30100666/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
90,000.00272001-06-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/20100633/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00242000-06-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/20000721/-- Program name: Diversity.
90,000.00271999-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/19900666/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00151996-12-06Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/49600669/-- Program name: Diversity.
425,000.00121995-10-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/39500678/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
420,000.00131994-06-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/29400540/-- Program name: Past Programs.
400,000.00141992-04-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/19200084/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
323,000.00181991-03-22Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/19100039/-- Program name: Past Programs.
264,000.00201989-03-22Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/18900038/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00191988-03-24Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/18800040/-- Program name: Past Programs.
750,000.0021987-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/28700011/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
245,000.00211985-10-02Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/38500015/-- Program name: Past Programs.
450,000.0091981-12-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/48100016/-- Program name: Past Programs.
480,000.0081980-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/28000011/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00151979-10-03Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/37900018/-- Program name: Past Programs.
325,000.00171977-03-30Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/17700010/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0021971-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/47100011/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00291970-09-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-institute-of-technology/37000005/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.