Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to George Mason University

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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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page georgemason
Websitehttp://www.gmu.edu/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mason_University
Instagram usernamegeorgemasonu
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=George+Mason+University

Full donee page for donee George Mason 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 25 268,000 326,936 20,000 32,400 50,000 88,000 135,000 268,000 390,000 514,000 600,000 628,000 890,000
Other 6 88,000 215,667 20,000 20,000 50,000 50,000 88,000 88,000 246,000 330,000 330,000 560,000 560,000
Scholarly Communications 9 268,000 372,278 29,500 29,500 125,000 135,000 264,000 268,000 600,000 600,000 628,000 701,000 701,000
Past Programs 5 450,000 326,480 32,400 32,400 32,400 50,000 50,000 450,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 600,000 600,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 5 390,000 379,300 50,000 50,000 50,000 52,500 52,500 390,000 390,000 514,000 514,000 890,000 890,000

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 2015 2012 2010 2008 2007 2006 2000 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1991 1990
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 9 3,350,500.00 826,000.00 29,500.00 735,000.00 896,000.00 864,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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 1,896,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 52,500.00 50,000.00 514,000.00 890,000.00 0.00 0.00 390,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 5 1,632,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 532,400.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 6 1,294,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 88,000.00 20,000.00 610,000.00 330,000.00 246,000.00
Total 25 8,173,400.00 826,000.00 29,500.00 735,000.00 896,000.00 916,500.00 50,000.00 514,000.00 890,000.00 600,000.00 450,000.00 390,000.00 88,000.00 552,400.00 660,000.00 330,000.00 246,000.00

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 (25 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
125,000.00172018-09-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/1804-05702/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
701,000.0022018-09-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/1802-05392/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
29,500.00242016-12-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/11700105/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
600,000.0042015-09-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/31500653/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
135,000.00162015-03-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/11500647/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
628,000.0032012-09-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/31200649/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
268,000.00132012-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/11200697/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
600,000.0042010-09-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/31000684/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
52,500.00192010-06-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/31000104/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
264,000.00142010-03-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/11000701/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00202008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/30800764/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
514,000.0082007-12-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/40700644/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
890,000.0012006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/30600710/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.0042000-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/20000677/-- Program name: Past Programs.
450,000.00101997-06-09Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/29700644/-- Program name: Past Programs.
390,000.00111996-12-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/49600645/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
88,000.00181995-06-16Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/29500665/-- Program name: Other.
20,000.00251994-10-20Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/49400801/-- Program name: Other.
32,400.00231994-10-07Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/39400842/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.0091994-01-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/19400244/-- Program name: Past Programs.
560,000.0071993-12-13Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/49300313/-- Program name: Other.
50,000.00201993-10-08Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/39300201/-- Program name: Other.
50,000.00201993-10-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/39300175/-- Program name: Past Programs.
330,000.00121991-06-10Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/29100110/-- Program name: Other.
246,000.00151990-09-28Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/george-mason-university/39000246/-- Program name: Other.