Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Georgetown 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 georgetownuniv
Websitehttp://www.georgetown.edu
Twitter usernamegeorgetown
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgetown_University
Instagram usernamegeorgetownuniversity

Full donee page for donee Georgetown 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 35 222,000 235,337 12,000 25,000 50,000 150,000 175,000 222,000 250,000 280,000 300,000 345,000 1,500,000
Other 13 150,000 133,046 12,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 85,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 275,000 300,000
Past Programs 8 280,000 242,125 25,000 25,000 175,000 222,000 280,000 280,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 335,000 335,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 10 230,000 246,500 50,000 50,000 80,000 175,000 175,000 230,000 266,000 294,000 345,000 350,000 500,000
Scholarly Communications 2 95,200 177,600 95,200 95,200 95,200 95,200 95,200 95,200 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Diversity 1 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000

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 2017 2016 2014 2013 2011 2005 2003 2002 2001 2000 1998 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1986 1984 1982 1981 1980 1979 1977 1974 1970
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 10 2,465,000.00 50,000.00 294,000.00 175,000.00 266,000.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 345,000.00 230,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 8 1,937,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 25,000.00 280,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 175,000.00 335,000.00 0.00 0.00 222,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00
Other (filter this donor) 13 1,729,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 32,600.00 0.00 207,000.00 0.00 280,000.00 275,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 85,000.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 1 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 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 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 2 355,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 95,200.00 260,000.00 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
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 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 0.00
Total 35 8,236,800.00 50,000.00 294,000.00 1,925,000.00 266,000.00 175,000.00 95,200.00 260,000.00 300,000.00 25,000.00 280,000.00 300,000.00 80,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 32,600.00 345,000.00 437,000.00 175,000.00 615,000.00 275,000.00 200,000.00 522,000.00 85,000.00 500,000.00 150,000.00 500,000.00 300,000.00

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 (35 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 35)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
50,000.00292018-07-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/1802-05595/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
294,000.00102017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/11700650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00152016-12-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/41600638/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,500,000.0012016-12-08Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/41600687/-- Program name: Diversity.
175,000.00212016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/31600618/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
266,000.00132014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/11400628/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00212013-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/21300627/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
95,200.00262011-12-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/41100621/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
260,000.00142005-06-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/20500708/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
300,000.0062003-06-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/20300667/-- Program name: Past Programs.
25,000.00322002-06-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/20200664/-- Program name: Past Programs.
280,000.00112001-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/40100671/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.0062000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/10000632/-- Program name: Past Programs.
80,000.00281998-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/19800673/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00321994-04-26Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/29400248/-- Program name: Other.
25,000.00321993-06-07Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/29300082/-- Program name: Other.
32,600.00301992-06-08Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/29200097/-- Program name: Other.
345,000.0041991-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/49100230/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
230,000.00171990-09-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/39000203/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
195,000.00201990-06-11Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/29000162/-- Program name: Other.
12,000.00351990-06-11Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/29000027/-- Program name: Other.
175,000.00211989-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/48900244/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00151986-10-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/38600030/-- Program name: Other.
335,000.0051986-06-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/28600030/-- Program name: Past Programs.
30,000.00311986-03-27Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/18600030/-- Program name: Other.
275,000.00121984-10-02Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/38400035/-- Program name: Other.
200,000.00191982-06-16Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/28200026/-- Program name: Other.
222,000.00181981-06-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/28100038/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.0061981-03-18Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/18100038/-- Program name: Other.
85,000.00271980-06-18Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/28000027/-- Program name: Other.
350,000.0031979-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/27900040/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00241979-03-28Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/17900040/-- Program name: Other.
150,000.00241977-12-14Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/47700022/-- Program name: Other.
500,000.0021974-04-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/17400021/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.0061970-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/georgetown-university/47000008/-- Program name: Past Programs.