Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Council on Library and Information Resources

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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 on Library and Information Resources in our system.

Full donee page for donee Council on Library and Information Resources

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 59 778,000 1,381,540 8,847 32,000 50,000 295,000 600,000 778,000 981,000 1,400,000 2,190,000 4,000,000 13,248,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 3 12,000 11,149 8,847 8,847 8,847 8,847 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,600 12,600 12,600 12,600
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 10 778,000 817,613 23,128 23,128 49,000 250,000 600,000 778,000 800,000 1,378,000 1,398,000 1,400,000 1,500,000
Scholarly Communications 46 896,000 1,593,507 28,000 46,000 149,500 300,000 741,000 896,000 995,000 1,500,000 2,725,000 4,274,000 13,248,000

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 1998
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 46 73,301,300.00 3,870,000.00 15,729,000.00 8,209,500.00 10,740,000.00 5,306,000.00 6,766,000.00 1,196,000.00 1,848,000.00 597,000.00 5,763,000.00 4,274,000.00 2,229,800.00 750,000.00 750,000.00 786,000.00 656,000.00 1,131,000.00 2,700,000.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 10 8,176,128.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,398,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,378,000.00 0.00 0.00 23,128.00 1,427,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 250,000.00 0.00
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 3 33,447.00 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 20,847.00 12,600.00
Total 59 81,510,875.00 3,870,000.00 17,229,000.00 8,209,500.00 10,740,000.00 6,706,000.00 6,766,000.00 1,196,000.00 3,246,000.00 597,000.00 5,763,000.00 5,652,000.00 2,229,800.00 750,000.00 773,128.00 2,213,000.00 656,000.00 1,931,000.00 2,970,847.00 12,600.00

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 (59 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 59)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,750,000.0092018-09-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/1802-05526/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,120,000.00222018-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/1710-04978/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
13,248,000.0012017-12-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/1708-04725/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
981,000.00242017-06-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21700703/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,500,000.00142017-06-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21700704/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,500,000.00142017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/11700607/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
4,340,000.0022016-12-08Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/41600673/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,725,000.00102016-09-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/31600661/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
149,500.00452016-07-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/31600105/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
995,000.00232016-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21600663/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
4,340,000.0022015-12-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/41500670/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
900,000.00272015-06-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21500713/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,500,000.00142015-06-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21500715/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
4,000,000.0062015-03-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/11500651/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
340,000.00372014-12-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/41400704/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,400,000.00182014-06-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21400619/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
916,000.00252014-06-05Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21400653/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
4,000,000.0062014-03-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/11400672/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00472014-02-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/11400120/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
300,000.00402013-12-05Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/41300603/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
916,000.00252013-10-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/31300639/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,550,000.00132013-06-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21300667/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
4,000,000.0062013-03-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/11300701/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
300,000.00402012-12-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/41200606/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
896,000.00282012-09-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/31200643/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
295,000.00422011-12-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/41100604/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,458,000.00172011-09-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/31100664/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,398,000.00202011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21100623/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
46,000.00512011-05-31Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/31100105/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
49,000.00492011-03-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/21100109/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
292,000.00432010-12-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/41000628/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
305,000.00392010-03-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/11000699/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,400,000.00182009-12-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/40900605/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
32,000.00542009-09-24Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/30900711/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
28,000.00552009-06-22Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/30900602/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
4,303,000.0042009-03-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/10900646/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,378,000.00212008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/20800643/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
4,274,000.0052008-03-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/10800730/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
39,800.00522007-07-02Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/30700609/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,190,000.00122007-03-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/10700638/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.00312005-09-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/30500688/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.00312004-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/40400666/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
23,128.00562004-10-25Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/40400604/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.00362003-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/30300675/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.00312003-09-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/30300698/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
36,000.00532003-07-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/30300605/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
778,000.00302003-03-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/10300638/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
49,000.00492003-03-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/10300657/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
656,000.00352002-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/10200718/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
741,000.00342001-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/40100740/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00472001-11-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/40100622/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
340,000.00372001-09-21Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/30100685/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
800,000.00292001-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/10100650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,600,000.00111999-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/49900687/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
250,000.00441999-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/49900677/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
12,000.00581999-09-24International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/49900601/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
100,000.00461999-09-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/39900642/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
8,847.00591999-07-28International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/39900611/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
12,600.00571998-12-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-on-library-and-information-resources/19900601/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.