Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Institute for Advanced Study

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Institute for Advanced Study in our system.

Full donee page for donee Institute for Advanced Study

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 23 500,000 581,348 15,000 44,000 48,000 190,000 370,000 500,000 585,000 750,000 792,000 1,100,000 3,000,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 19 585,000 677,789 15,000 25,000 190,000 370,000 500,000 585,000 650,000 785,000 1,000,000 1,200,000 3,000,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 4 48,000 123,250 45,000 45,000 45,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

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 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1998 1996 1992 1989 1981 1979 1977 1974 1972
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 19 12,878,000.00 500,000.00 3,000,000.00 1,100,000.00 1,047,000.00 792,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 1,200,000.00 650,000.00 600,000.00 585,000.00 1,000,000.00 785,000.00 750,000.00 240,000.00 370,000.00 44,000.00 190,000.00
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 4 493,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 195,000.00 0.00 48,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 23 13,371,000.00 500,000.00 3,000,000.00 1,100,000.00 1,297,000.00 792,000.00 195,000.00 25,000.00 1,248,000.00 650,000.00 600,000.00 585,000.00 1,000,000.00 785,000.00 750,000.00 240,000.00 370,000.00 44,000.00 190,000.00

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 (23 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 23)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
500,000.00122016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/31600613/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
3,000,000.0012012-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/11200634/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,100,000.0032008-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/40800668/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00152006-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/30600681/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
550,000.00112006-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/20600640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
497,000.00132006-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/20600639/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
792,000.0052005-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/20500642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00182004-10-01International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/30400664/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
45,000.00202004-04-12International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/20400606/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
25,000.00222003-02-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/10300618/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
48,000.00192002-07-19International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/30200605/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,200,000.0022002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/10200685/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
650,000.0082000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/40000661/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.0091998-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/19800647/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
585,000.00101996-09-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/39600660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0041992-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/49200266/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
785,000.0061989-06-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/28900101/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0071981-10-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/38100057/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,000.00161979-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/37900053/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
15,000.00231979-03-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/17900050/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
370,000.00141977-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/47700028/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
44,000.00211974-04-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/17400028/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
190,000.00171972-06-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/institute-for-advanced-study/27200027/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.