Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Emory 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 EmoryUniversity
Websitehttp://www.emory.edu
Twitter usernameemoryuniversity
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emory_University
Instagram usernameemoryuniversity

Full donee page for donee Emory 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 59 201,000 346,582 9,000 37,000 56,500 92,000 170,000 201,000 290,000 450,000 533,000 750,000 2,390,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 8 195,000 250,275 9,000 9,000 90,000 92,000 195,000 195,000 201,000 440,200 475,000 500,000 500,000
Diversity 10 170,000 306,331 10,000 10,000 11,110 83,200 131,000 170,000 400,000 475,000 500,000 533,000 750,000
Past Programs 1 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350 10,350
Scholarly Communications 12 250,000 339,750 12,000 53,000 56,500 73,500 95,000 250,000 300,000 435,000 617,000 695,000 1,200,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 26 206,300 424,827 37,000 45,000 71,000 110,000 198,000 206,300 265,000 452,000 700,000 1,000,000 2,390,000
Other 2 100,000 125,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

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 2006 2005 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1996 1995 1993 1992 1991 1990 1986 1976 1975 1973
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 26 11,045,500.00 52,000.00 265,000.00 1,500,000.00 381,300.00 0.00 0.00 1,466,200.00 0.00 0.00 2,427,000.00 0.00 786,000.00 0.00 71,000.00 247,000.00 0.00 0.00 560,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 95,000.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 452,000.00 198,000.00 700,000.00 600,000.00 250,000.00 750,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 12 4,077,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 1,273,500.00 0.00 56,500.00 0.00 0.00 695,000.00 0.00 53,000.00 0.00 0.00 617,000.00 0.00 447,000.00 0.00 290,000.00 0.00 0.00 95,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 10 3,063,310.00 0.00 131,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 533,000.00 93,200.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 181,110.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 475,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 8 2,002,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 440,200.00 92,000.00 0.00 90,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 9,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 475,000.00 0.00 0.00 201,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 195,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 2 250,000.00 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 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 1 10,350.00 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 10,350.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 59 20,448,360.00 52,000.00 696,000.00 3,523,500.00 381,300.00 496,700.00 592,000.00 1,466,200.00 785,000.00 533,000.00 3,073,200.00 9,000.00 1,186,000.00 617,000.00 252,110.00 694,000.00 475,000.00 290,000.00 1,035,000.00 201,000.00 295,000.00 95,000.00 295,000.00 195,000.00 100,000.00 452,000.00 348,000.00 710,350.00 600,000.00 250,000.00 750,000.00

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 (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
52,000.00502018-02-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/1801-05236/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00222017-12-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/1708-04729/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
265,000.00252017-12-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/1708-04819/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
131,000.00382017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/31700680/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,500,000.0022016-12-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/41600610/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0052016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/31600696/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,200,000.0032016-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/21600656/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
73,500.00462016-02-22Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/11600121/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
175,000.00342015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/21500606/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
206,300.00292015-03-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/11500607/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
440,200.00192014-12-04Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/41400614/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
56,500.00482014-11-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/41400106/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
500,000.00132013-12-05Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/41300682/-- Program name: Diversity.
92,000.00422013-05-20Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/31300106/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,000,000.0042012-12-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/41200687/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00342012-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/21200634/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
291,200.00232012-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/11200637/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
90,000.00432011-12-01Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/41100632/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
695,000.0092011-03-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/11100706/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
533,000.00122010-12-09Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/41000726/-- Program name: Diversity.
83,200.00452009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/40900698/-- Program name: Diversity.
2,390,000.0012009-12-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/40900667/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
37,000.00542009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30900637/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00132009-09-24Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30900693/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
53,000.00492009-09-24Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30900714/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
10,000.00582009-04-20Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/20900615/-- Program name: Diversity.
9,000.00592008-12-22Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/10900605/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
700,000.0072007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30700669/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
86,000.00442007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30700663/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00212007-03-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/10700700/-- Program name: Diversity.
617,000.00102006-03-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/10600637/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
170,000.00362005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/40500709/-- Program name: Diversity.
11,110.00562005-10-17Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/40500612/-- Program name: Diversity.
71,000.00472005-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30500642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
247,000.00282003-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30300655/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
435,000.00202003-09-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30300694/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
12,000.00552003-05-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/20300613/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
475,000.00152002-09-20Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30200671/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
290,000.00242001-06-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/20100658/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
110,000.00392000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/40000667/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
450,000.00182000-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/30000646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
475,000.00152000-03-20Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/10000710/-- Program name: Diversity.
201,000.00301999-03-19Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/19900703/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
200,000.00311997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/19700624/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
95,000.00411997-03-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/19700653/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00511996-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/29600655/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
45,000.00521996-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/19600676/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00261995-06-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/29500636/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
45,000.00521995-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/19500638/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
195,000.00331993-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/19300017/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
100,000.00401992-04-04Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/19200065/-- Program name: Other.
452,000.00171991-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/49100229/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
198,000.00321990-09-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/39000209/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00371990-09-28Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/39000219/-- Program name: Other.
700,000.0071986-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/48600026/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
10,350.00571986-03-27Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/18600026/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.00111976-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/37600021/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00261975-10-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/37500019/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0051973-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/emory-university/17300019/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.