Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Indiana 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 IndianaUniversity
Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/
Twitter usernameIUBloomington
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_University
Instagram usernameiubloomington

Full donee page for donee Indiana 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 63 225,000 410,141 19,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 144,000 225,000 350,000 500,000 750,000 882,000 2,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 30 144,000 421,863 19,000 36,000 42,000 50,000 55,000 144,000 225,000 300,000 518,000 1,000,000 2,500,000
Scholarly Communications 20 425,000 520,500 32,000 35,000 80,000 181,000 389,000 425,000 750,000 755,000 850,000 882,000 1,252,000
Other 5 170,000 243,600 40,000 40,000 40,000 83,000 83,000 170,000 170,000 450,000 450,000 475,000 475,000
Past Programs 5 60,000 99,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 60,000 70,000 70,000 265,000 265,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 3 500,000 353,333 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

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 2018 2017 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1998 1997 1996 1995 1993 1991 1989 1987 1983 1982 1975
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 30 12,655,900.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,049,900.00 172,000.00 297,000.00 3,401,000.00 143,000.00 201,000.00 1,593,000.00 2,606,000.00 0.00 518,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 650,000.00 500,000.00 75,000.00 50,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 20 10,410,000.00 1,252,000.00 32,000.00 0.00 931,000.00 882,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 1,104,000.00 0.00 0.00 389,000.00 1,280,000.00 487,000.00 759,000.00 425,000.00 875,000.00 1,080,000.00 0.00 164,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 5 1,218,000.00 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 0.00 558,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 170,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 3 1,060,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 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 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 5 495,000.00 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 0.00 265,000.00 0.00 70,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 63 25,838,900.00 2,252,000.00 32,000.00 175,000.00 931,000.00 882,000.00 2,299,900.00 172,000.00 1,401,000.00 3,401,000.00 643,000.00 590,000.00 2,873,000.00 3,093,000.00 759,000.00 943,000.00 875,000.00 1,345,000.00 558,000.00 234,000.00 510,000.00 220,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 285,000.00 650,000.00 500,000.00 75,000.00 50,000.00

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 (63 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 63)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,252,000.0042018-09-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/1802-05516/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,000,000.0052018-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/1710-05049/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
32,000.00622017-05-22Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/21700128/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
175,000.00342015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/21500607/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.00132014-12-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/41400701/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
181,000.00332014-12-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/41400692/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
882,000.0072013-12-05Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/41300608/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.00132012-12-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/41200634/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.00132012-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/21200643/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00172012-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/11200605/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
299,900.00292012-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/11200638/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
172,000.00352011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/21100626/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
755,000.00122010-09-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/31000667/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
349,000.00272010-06-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/21000677/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
297,000.00302010-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/11000642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,380,000.0022009-12-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/40900606/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
877,000.0082009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30900657/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
144,000.00382009-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/20900645/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00172008-12-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/40800627/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
51,000.00472008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30800652/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00492008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30800668/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
42,000.00552008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30800651/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
80,000.00402007-12-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/40700718/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
40,000.00562007-10-29Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/40700611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
45,000.00542007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30700645/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
36,000.00592007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30700646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
389,000.00252007-03-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/10700629/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
55,000.00462006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30600639/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0032006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30600709/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
35,000.00612006-08-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30600626/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
395,000.00242006-06-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/20600707/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
850,000.00102006-06-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/20600706/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
38,000.00582006-01-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/10600612/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
438,000.00222005-12-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/40500659/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
36,000.00592005-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30500631/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
51,000.00472005-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30500630/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
19,000.00632005-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30500632/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
49,000.00532005-04-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/20500615/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,500,000.0012005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/10500625/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
759,000.00112004-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/40400663/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
518,000.00162003-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/40300696/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
425,000.00232003-03-21Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/10300673/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
875,000.0092002-09-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30200644/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
265,000.00312001-09-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/30100654/-- Program name: Past Programs.
80,000.00402001-06-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/20100664/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,000,000.0052001-03-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/10100669/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
475,000.00201998-10-02Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/39800714/-- Program name: Other.
83,000.00391998-10-02Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/39800713/-- Program name: Other.
164,000.00371997-12-05Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/49700713/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
70,000.00431997-12-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/49700631/-- Program name: Past Programs.
60,000.00441996-12-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/49600691/-- Program name: Past Programs.
450,000.00211996-06-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/29600639/-- Program name: Other.
50,000.00491995-12-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/49500639/-- Program name: Past Programs.
170,000.00361995-06-16Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/29500669/-- Program name: Other.
50,000.00491993-12-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/49300285/-- Program name: Past Programs.
40,000.00561991-12-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/49100203/-- Program name: Other.
60,000.00441989-10-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/38900174/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
225,000.00321989-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/38900188/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00261987-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/48700051/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00281987-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/28700035/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00171983-10-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/38300049/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
75,000.00421982-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/38200039/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00491975-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/indiana-university/47500031/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.