Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Carnegie Mellon University

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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 carnegiemellonu
Websitehttp://www.cmu.edu/
Twitter usernamecarnegiemellon
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Mellon_University
Instagram usernamecarnegiemellon
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Carnegie+Mellon+University

Full donee page for donee Carnegie Mellon University

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 56 250,000 587,481 30,000 50,000 50,000 175,000 210,000 250,000 450,000 675,000 885,000 1,124,000 3,870,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 15 750,000 1,088,928 30,000 48,000 50,000 525,000 650,000 750,000 790,000 885,000 950,000 3,385,000 3,870,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 29 234,000 415,379 40,000 50,000 50,000 148,000 198,000 234,000 350,000 450,000 800,000 1,025,000 2,000,000
Diversity 5 190,000 142,800 43,000 43,000 43,000 50,000 50,000 190,000 190,000 206,000 206,000 225,000 225,000
Scholarly Communications 1 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Past Programs 3 200,000 245,000 85,000 85,000 85,000 85,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000
Other 3 950,000 1,003,333 560,000 560,000 560,000 560,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000

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 2016 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1995 1994 1992 1991 1988 1986 1985 1982 1980 1978 1977 1976 1975 1973 1971
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 15 16,333,925.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,435,000.00 0.00 48,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,630,925.00 0.00 950,000.00 525,000.00 0.00 885,000.00 855,000.00 0.00 790,000.00 990,000.00 0.00 675,000.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 29 12,046,000.00 1,440,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 373,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 1,174,000.00 50,000.00 284,000.00 0.00 148,000.00 1,000,000.00 142,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,350,000.00 442,000.00 0.00 43,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 210,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00
Other (filter this donor) 3 3,010,000.00 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 0.00 950,000.00 560,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 3 735,000.00 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 85,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 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
Diversity (filter this donor) 5 714,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 206,000.00 0.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 190,000.00 43,000.00 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
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 1 60,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 56 32,898,925.00 1,440,000.00 60,000.00 2,000,000.00 373,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 1,380,000.00 50,000.00 4,184,000.00 275,000.00 148,000.00 1,190,000.00 3,620,000.00 85,000.00 248,000.00 1,350,000.00 442,000.00 3,080,925.00 43,000.00 990,000.00 525,000.00 950,000.00 1,445,000.00 2,355,000.00 450,000.00 790,000.00 990,000.00 1,000,000.00 675,000.00 210,000.00 650,000.00 300,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00

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 (56 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 56)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
225,000.00322018-09-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/1711-05149/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,025,000.0072018-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/1712-05205/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
190,000.00382018-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/1710-04957/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
60,000.00442016-12-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/11700104/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,000,000.0042014-09-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/31400642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00402013-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/21300625/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
198,000.00372013-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/11300643/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00452011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/21100617/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00452010-07-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/31000113/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,124,000.0062009-12-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/40900662/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00452009-10-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/40900115/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
206,000.00352009-09-24Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/30900675/-- Program name: Diversity.
50,000.00452008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/30800761/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
3,870,000.0012007-12-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/40700656/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
30,000.00562007-10-29Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/40700604/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
50,000.00452007-04-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/20700624/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
234,000.00312007-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/10700665/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,000.00322006-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/30600677/-- Program name: Diversity.
50,000.00452006-01-30Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/10600614/-- Program name: Diversity.
148,000.00412005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/10500646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0082004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/40400712/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
190,000.00382004-06-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/20400705/-- Program name: Diversity.
43,000.00532003-11-14Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/40300609/-- Program name: Diversity.
50,000.00452003-11-14Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/40300611/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
3,385,000.0022003-03-21Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/10300679/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
142,000.00422003-03-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/10300626/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
85,000.00432002-09-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/30200684/-- Program name: Past Programs.
200,000.00362001-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/40100661/-- Program name: Past Programs.
48,000.00522001-02-23Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/10100625/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
800,000.00142000-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/20000688/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
550,000.00202000-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/10000717/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
442,000.00251999-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/19900673/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
450,000.00231998-06-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/29800677/-- Program name: Past Programs.
2,630,925.0031998-03-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/19800644/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
43,000.00531996-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/19600678/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
950,000.00101995-12-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/49500661/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
40,000.00551995-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/19500642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
525,000.00211994-06-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/29400501/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
950,000.00101992-12-14Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/49200324/-- Program name: Other.
560,000.00191991-12-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/49100272/-- Program name: Other.
885,000.00121991-03-22Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/19100041/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,500,000.0051988-12-15Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/48800138/-- Program name: Other.
855,000.00131988-03-24Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/18800013/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
450,000.00231986-06-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/28600014/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
790,000.00151985-03-28Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/18500015/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
240,000.00301982-06-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/28200010/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
750,000.00161982-03-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/18200010/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
250,000.00291980-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/48000013/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00271980-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/48000015/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00261980-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/48000014/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
675,000.00171978-12-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/47800009/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
210,000.00341977-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/47700011/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
650,000.00181976-06-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/27600010/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
300,000.00281975-04-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/17500009/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00221973-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/37300010/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0081971-06-22Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/carnegie-mellon-university/27100011/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.