Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Case Western Reserve 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 casewesternreserve
Websitehttp://www.case.edu
Twitter usernamecwru
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_Western_Reserve_University
Instagram usernamecwru

Full donee page for donee Case Western Reserve 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 18 225,000 344,311 25,000 43,000 48,000 200,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 300,000 650,000 744,600 1,550,000
Other 2 25,000 227,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 429,000 429,000 429,000 429,000 429,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 8 140,000 436,700 43,000 43,000 43,000 48,000 140,000 140,000 275,000 650,000 744,600 1,550,000 1,550,000
Past Programs 6 225,000 216,667 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 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
Scholarly Communications 1 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000

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 2014 2012 2000 1997 1996 1995 1994 1990 1988 1985 1982 1979 1976 1975 1973 1972
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 8 3,493,600.00 1,550,000.00 0.00 48,000.00 43,000.00 43,000.00 0.00 0.00 140,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00 744,600.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 6 1,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 225,000.00 225,000.00 225,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 1 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 2 454,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 429,000.00 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) 1 300,000.00 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
Total 18 6,197,600.00 1,550,000.00 300,000.00 48,000.00 43,000.00 68,000.00 650,000.00 429,000.00 140,000.00 225,000.00 225,000.00 225,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 650,000.00 200,000.00 744,600.00

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 (18 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,550,000.0012014-12-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/41400651/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.0062012-09-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/31200657/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
48,000.00152000-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/10000691/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
43,000.00161997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/19700644/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00181996-03-27Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/29600602/-- Program name: Other.
43,000.00161996-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/19600679/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
650,000.0031995-06-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/29500634/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
429,000.0051994-06-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/29400559/-- Program name: Other.
140,000.00141990-03-30Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/19000074/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,000.0081988-06-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/28800091/-- Program name: Past Programs.
225,000.0081985-06-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/28500015/-- Program name: Past Programs.
225,000.0081982-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/28200011/-- Program name: Past Programs.
275,000.0071979-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/47900021/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,000.0081979-03-28Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/17900020/-- Program name: Past Programs.
200,000.00121976-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/27600011/-- Program name: Past Programs.
650,000.0031975-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/27500010/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00121973-06-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/27300010/-- Program name: Past Programs.
744,600.0021972-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/case-western-reserve-university/47200008/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.