Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Lyrasis

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2020. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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
Websitehttp://www.lyrasis.org/
Twitter usernamelyrasis
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyrasis

Full donee page for donee Lyrasis

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 17 600,000 733,700 31,000 50,000 90,000 486,000 600,000 600,000 700,000 850,000 1,200,000 1,500,000 2,500,000
Scholarly Communications 9 486,000 563,222 31,000 31,000 50,000 90,000 192,000 486,000 670,000 850,000 1,200,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 5 953,900 1,120,780 50,000 50,000 50,000 700,000 700,000 953,900 953,900 1,400,000 1,400,000 2,500,000 2,500,000
Diversity 3 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 5 5,603,900.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 50,000.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 953,900.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 9 5,069,000.00 1,200,000.00 90,000.00 881,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 670,000.00 0.00 486,000.00 192,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 3 1,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 600,000.00
Total 17 12,472,900.00 1,200,000.00 90,000.00 3,381,000.00 100,000.00 700,000.00 1,500,000.00 670,000.00 600,000.00 1,886,000.00 192,000.00 600,000.00 953,900.00 600,000.00

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 (17 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 17)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,200,000.0042018-09-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/1802-05534/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
90,000.00142017-10-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/1709-04914/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,500,000.0012016-12-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/41600641/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
850,000.0062016-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/21600665/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
31,000.00172016-04-25Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/21600108/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00152015-12-14Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/11600106/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
50,000.00152015-10-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/41500107/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
700,000.0072014-06-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/21400658/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,500,000.0022013-12-05Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/41300609/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
670,000.0082012-09-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/31200637/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
600,000.0092011-06-03Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/21100667/-- Program name: Diversity.
486,000.00122010-12-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/41000627/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,400,000.0032010-12-09Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/41000642/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
192,000.00132009-09-24Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/30900712/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
600,000.0092008-12-17Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/40800687/-- Program name: Diversity.
953,900.0052007-06-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/20700684/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
600,000.0092006-12-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/lyrasis/40600719/-- Program name: Diversity.