Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Natural History Museum

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 December 2019. 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
Facebook page naturalhistorymuseum
Websitehttp://www.nhm.ac.uk/
Twitter usernameNHM_London
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_History_Museum,_London
Instagram usernamenatural_history_museum

Full donee page for donee Natural History Museum

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 30 96,000 135,693 2,800 32,000 68,000 85,000 91,000 96,000 120,000 128,000 170,000 260,000 446,000
Past Programs 30 96,000 135,693 2,800 32,000 68,000 85,000 91,000 96,000 120,000 128,000 170,000 260,000 446,000

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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003 2001
Past Programs (filter this donor) 30 4,070,800.00 160,000.00 271,000.00 420,000.00 669,000.00 542,000.00 443,000.00 318,000.00 327,800.00 246,000.00 260,000.00 414,000.00
Total 30 4,070,800.00 160,000.00 271,000.00 420,000.00 669,000.00 542,000.00 443,000.00 318,000.00 327,800.00 246,000.00 260,000.00 414,000.00

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 (30 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 30)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
128,000.00102013-03-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/11300633/-- Program name: Past Programs.
32,000.00282013-01-22Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/11300117/-- Program name: Past Programs.
96,000.00162012-05-31Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/21200617/-- Program name: Past Programs.
175,000.0062012-03-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/11200620/-- Program name: Past Programs.
66,000.00262011-12-01Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/41100690/-- Program name: Past Programs.
94,000.00182011-06-03Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/21100611/-- Program name: Past Programs.
260,000.0042011-03-10Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/11100617/-- Program name: Past Programs.
72,000.00242010-12-09Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/41000683/-- Program name: Past Programs.
91,000.00192010-06-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/21000614/-- Program name: Past Programs.
446,000.0012010-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/11000620/-- Program name: Past Programs.
60,000.00272010-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/11000631/-- Program name: Past Programs.
127,000.00112009-12-10Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/40900653/-- Program name: Past Programs.
395,000.0022009-03-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/10900707/-- Program name: Past Programs.
20,000.00292009-01-26Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/10900621/-- Program name: Past Programs.
68,000.00252008-06-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/20800699/-- Program name: Past Programs.
375,000.0032008-03-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/10800661/-- Program name: Past Programs.
90,000.00202007-12-11Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/40700705/-- Program name: Past Programs.
143,000.0092007-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/20700638/-- Program name: Past Programs.
85,000.00222007-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/20700639/-- Program name: Past Programs.
80,000.00232006-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/40600674/-- Program name: Past Programs.
2,800.00302006-09-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/30600748/-- Program name: Past Programs.
150,000.0082006-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/20600636/-- Program name: Past Programs.
95,000.00172006-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/10600645/-- Program name: Past Programs.
126,000.00122005-12-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/40500667/-- Program name: Past Programs.
120,000.00132005-06-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/20500636/-- Program name: Past Programs.
90,000.00202003-09-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/30300646/-- Program name: Past Programs.
170,000.0072003-06-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/20300662/-- Program name: Past Programs.
119,000.00142001-09-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/30100658/-- Program name: Past Programs.
180,000.0052001-09-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/30100660/-- Program name: Past Programs.
115,000.00152001-09-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/natural-history-museum/30100662/-- Program name: Past Programs.