Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Mount Holyoke College

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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 Mount Holyoke College in our system.

Full donee page for donee Mount Holyoke College

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 61 147,000 276,303 5,000 10,000 30,000 48,000 100,000 147,000 250,000 350,000 475,000 570,000 2,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 39 250,000 322,281 5,000 23,160 46,000 95,000 100,000 250,000 290,000 400,000 490,000 750,000 2,500,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 6 27,000 33,500 5,000 5,000 15,000 15,000 27,000 27,000 30,000 44,000 44,000 80,000 80,000
Other 12 147,000 247,625 8,000 9,500 10,000 15,000 48,000 147,000 220,000 350,000 350,000 476,000 1,188,000
Scholarly Communications 2 13,000 56,500 13,000 13,000 13,000 13,000 13,000 13,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 2 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

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 2015 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1993 1992 1991 1990 1987 1983 1982 1981 1976 1973 1971
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 39 12,568,955.00 900,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 786,000.00 810,000.00 2,550,000.00 690,000.00 0.00 442,000.00 505,000.00 376,000.00 1,368,000.00 151,955.00 400,000.00 50,000.00 360,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 400,000.00 125,000.00 400,000.00 250,000.00 100,000.00 750,000.00
Other (filter this donor) 12 2,971,500.00 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 0.00 230,000.00 365,000.00 1,123,000.00 0.00 1,188,000.00 57,500.00 8,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 2 1,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 6 201,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 107,000.00 44,000.00 30,000.00 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
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 2 113,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 13,000.00 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
Total 61 16,854,455.00 900,000.00 500,000.00 600,000.00 786,000.00 1,310,000.00 2,550,000.00 690,000.00 5,000.00 442,000.00 505,000.00 491,000.00 1,381,000.00 151,955.00 507,000.00 94,000.00 620,000.00 370,000.00 1,123,000.00 250,000.00 1,188,000.00 57,500.00 8,000.00 300,000.00 400,000.00 125,000.00 400,000.00 250,000.00 100,000.00 750,000.00

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 (61 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 61)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
900,000.0032015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/21500601/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.0082012-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/11200606/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
500,000.0082011-12-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/41100705/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00332011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/21100660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
36,000.00472009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/30900639/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0052009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/30900670/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.0082008-12-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/40800628/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
55,000.00402008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/30800653/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
280,000.00232008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20800660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
475,000.00132008-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/10800701/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,500,000.0012007-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/10700678/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00412007-02-26Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/10700622/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00282006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/30600666/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
490,000.00112006-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20600662/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
5,000.00592005-04-25International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20500617/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
442,000.00142004-06-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20400683/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00292003-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/40300663/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00242003-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/30300667/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
5,000.00592003-08-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/30300622/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00332003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20300696/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00332002-12-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/40200628/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
40,000.00462002-11-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/40200612/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
290,000.00222002-06-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20200697/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
15,000.00522002-06-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20200726/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
46,000.00442002-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20200658/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
570,000.0072001-09-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/30100677/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
8,000.00572001-07-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/30100617/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
790,000.0042001-06-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20100644/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
13,000.00542001-04-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20100608/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
23,160.00512000-12-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/10100605/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
33,795.00482000-10-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/40000611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
95,000.00382000-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/20000701/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00331999-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/49900707/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
80,000.00391999-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/49900708/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
300,000.00201999-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/39900637/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
27,000.00501999-02-19International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/19900615/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
50,000.00411998-08-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/39800616/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
44,000.00451998-07-02International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/39800612/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
30,000.00491997-12-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/19800603/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
220,000.00271997-09-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/39700651/-- Program name: Other.
10,000.00551997-08-21Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/39700622/-- Program name: Other.
360,000.00171997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/19700658/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
5,000.00591996-10-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/49600611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
15,000.00521996-10-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/49600610/-- Program name: Other.
350,000.00181996-09-20Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/39600638/-- Program name: Other.
476,000.00121995-10-27Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/39500710/-- Program name: Other.
147,000.00311995-06-16Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/29500659/-- Program name: Other.
150,000.00291995-03-13Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/19500688/-- Program name: Other.
350,000.00181995-03-13Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/19500687/-- Program name: Other.
250,000.00241993-06-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/29300131/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,188,000.0021992-12-14Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/49200316/-- Program name: Other.
48,000.00431991-09-30Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/39100148/-- Program name: Other.
9,500.00561991-09-30Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/39100149/-- Program name: Other.
8,000.00571990-12-10Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/49000263/-- Program name: Other.
300,000.00201987-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/48700055/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00151983-10-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/38300069/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
125,000.00321982-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/38200066/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00151981-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/18100067/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00241976-12-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/47600032/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00331973-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/47300042/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0051971-09-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/mount-holyoke-college/37100023/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.