Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Henry E. Huntington Library & Art Gallery

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Henry E. Huntington Library & Art Gallery in our system.

Full donee page for donee Henry E. Huntington Library & Art Gallery

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 18 450,000 489,778 5,000 10,000 46,000 390,000 400,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 570,000 1,425,000 1,500,000
Scholarly Communications 6 350,000 508,500 5,000 5,000 46,000 46,000 350,000 350,000 450,000 700,000 700,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 9 500,000 486,111 10,000 10,000 40,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 530,000 570,000 1,425,000 1,425,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 3 500,000 463,333 390,000 390,000 390,000 390,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

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 2016 2012 2010 2009 2008 2004 2000 1999 1997 1996 1992 1987 1981 1976 1972
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 9 4,375,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,425,000.00 0.00 580,000.00 570,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 500,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 6 3,051,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 46,000.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,505,000.00 350,000.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 3 1,390,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 390,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 8,816,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 46,000.00 700,000.00 1,425,000.00 390,000.00 580,000.00 570,000.00 400,000.00 1,505,000.00 350,000.00 450,000.00 400,000.00 500,000.00

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 (18 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
500,000.0062016-06-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/21600637/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
500,000.0062012-05-31Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/21200712/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
500,000.0062010-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/11000635/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
46,000.00152009-09-24Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/30900721/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
700,000.0032008-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/20800630/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,425,000.0022004-10-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/30400623/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
390,000.00132000-09-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/30000675/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
10,000.00171999-06-30Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/39900604/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
530,000.0051999-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/29900636/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
40,000.00161999-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/19900669/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
570,000.0041997-06-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/29700673/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00111996-09-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/39600656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
5,000.00181992-04-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/19200013/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,500,000.0011992-04-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/19200049/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
350,000.00141987-10-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/38700038/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
450,000.00101981-06-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/28100049/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
400,000.00111976-12-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/47600023/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.0061972-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/henry-e-huntington-library-art-gallery/37200022/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.