Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Council of American Overseas Research Centers

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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 Council of American Overseas Research Centers in our system.

Full donee page for donee Council of American Overseas Research Centers

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 14 100,000 826,541 9,000 35,000 39,500 50,000 90,000 100,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,800,000 2,000,000 2,500,000
Other 5 100,000 461,800 9,000 9,000 9,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 650,000 650,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 5 90,000 594,616 35,000 35,000 35,000 48,078 48,078 90,000 90,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,800,000 1,800,000
Scholarly Communications 1 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500 39,500
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 3 2,000,000 2,083,333 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 1,750,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000

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 2013 2011 2006 2004 2001 1999 1997 1996 1993 1992 1991 1986 1985
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 3 6,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,750,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 5 2,973,078.00 48,078.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90,000.00 35,000.00
Other (filter this donor) 5 2,309,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 1,500,000.00 650,000.00 9,000.00 0.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 1 39,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 39,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 11,571,578.00 48,078.00 1,000,000.00 100,000.00 39,500.00 1,750,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,000,000.00 1,800,000.00 50,000.00 1,500,000.00 650,000.00 9,000.00 90,000.00 35,000.00

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 (14 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
48,078.00112018-07-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/1801-05237/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0062013-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/11300640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.0082011-12-19Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/11200110/-- Program name: Other.
39,500.00122006-10-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/40600603/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,750,000.0042004-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/40400741/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
2,500,000.0012001-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/40100749/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
2,000,000.0021999-06-18International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/29900681/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,800,000.0031997-06-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/29700676/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00101996-10-30Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/49600613/-- Program name: Other.
1,500,000.0051993-12-13Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/49300321/-- Program name: Other.
650,000.0071992-06-08Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/29200129/-- Program name: Other.
9,000.00141991-12-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/49100206/-- Program name: Other.
90,000.0091986-10-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/38600022/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
35,000.00131985-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-of-american-overseas-research-centers/38500023/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.