Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to New York Botanical Garden

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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 New York Botanical Garden in our system.

Full donee page for donee New York Botanical Garden

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 48 366,000 394,419 11,500 103,000 195,000 250,000 300,000 366,000 390,000 482,000 600,000 800,000 1,200,000
Past Programs 40 350,000 360,928 11,500 100,000 150,000 220,000 250,000 350,000 370,000 390,000 500,000 600,000 1,200,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 3 250,000 316,667 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Scholarly Communications 2 460,000 680,000 460,000 460,000 460,000 460,000 460,000 460,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 2 635,000 767,500 635,000 635,000 635,000 635,000 635,000 635,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000
Other 1 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000

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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1995 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1987 1986 1985 1983 1982 1975 1971
Past Programs (filter this donor) 40 14,437,100.00 0.00 320,000.00 1,570,000.00 620,000.00 1,381,000.00 1,129,000.00 374,600.00 586,000.00 493,500.00 100,000.00 450,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 900,000.00 795,000.00 245,000.00 800,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 390,000.00 693,000.00 635,000.00 415,000.00 175,000.00 115,000.00 150,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 2 1,535,000.00 900,000.00 635,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 2 1,360,000.00 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 0.00 460,000.00 0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 3 950,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 450,000.00
Other (filter this donor) 1 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 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 48 18,932,100.00 900,000.00 955,000.00 1,570,000.00 620,000.00 1,381,000.00 1,129,000.00 374,600.00 586,000.00 493,500.00 100,000.00 450,000.00 350,000.00 650,000.00 900,000.00 795,000.00 245,000.00 1,260,000.00 800,000.00 900,000.00 450,000.00 390,000.00 693,000.00 635,000.00 415,000.00 175,000.00 115,000.00 150,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 450,000.00

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 (48 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 48)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
900,000.0022016-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/11600628/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
320,000.00282013-10-03Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/31300665/-- Program name: Past Programs.
635,000.0082013-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/31300607/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
370,000.00222012-09-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/31200682/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,200,000.0012012-05-31Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/21200620/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00312011-12-01Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/41100692/-- Program name: Past Programs.
370,000.00222011-09-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/31100687/-- Program name: Past Programs.
265,000.00302010-12-09Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/41000684/-- Program name: Past Programs.
366,000.00242010-09-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/31000702/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00312010-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/11000627/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00112010-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/11000632/-- Program name: Past Programs.
379,000.00212009-09-24Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/30900680/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00112009-06-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/20900705/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00312009-03-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/10900711/-- Program name: Past Programs.
363,000.00262008-09-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/30800716/-- Program name: Past Programs.
11,600.00472008-01-28Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/10800624/-- Program name: Past Programs.
220,000.00362007-12-11Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/40700700/-- Program name: Past Programs.
366,000.00242007-10-03Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/30700750/-- Program name: Past Programs.
482,000.00152006-09-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/30600751/-- Program name: Past Programs.
11,500.00482006-06-29Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/30600612/-- Program name: Past Programs.
100,000.00452005-12-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/40500672/-- Program name: Past Programs.
150,000.00412004-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/40400686/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.00292004-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/10400645/-- Program name: Past Programs.
350,000.00272003-06-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/20300663/-- Program name: Past Programs.
650,000.0072002-05-10Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/20200628/-- Program name: Other.
900,000.0022001-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/10100696/-- Program name: Past Programs.
195,000.00392000-09-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/30000638/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.0092000-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/20000663/-- Program name: Past Programs.
245,000.00351999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/19900626/-- Program name: Past Programs.
800,000.0051997-06-09Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/29700635/-- Program name: Past Programs.
460,000.00161997-06-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/29700681/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
800,000.0051995-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/29500649/-- Program name: Past Programs.
900,000.0021993-10-08Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/39300220/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
450,000.00171992-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/49200303/-- Program name: Past Programs.
390,000.00191991-03-22Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/19100057/-- Program name: Past Programs.
200,000.00371990-09-28Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/39000202/-- Program name: Past Programs.
390,000.00191990-09-28Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/39000204/-- Program name: Past Programs.
103,000.00441990-03-30Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/19000070/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.0091989-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/48900250/-- Program name: Past Programs.
35,000.00461989-06-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/28900050/-- Program name: Past Programs.
415,000.00181987-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/18700065/-- Program name: Past Programs.
175,000.00401986-12-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/48600050/-- Program name: Past Programs.
115,000.00431985-06-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/28500063/-- Program name: Past Programs.
150,000.00411983-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/18300066/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00111982-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/48200045/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00111975-06-19Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/27500033/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
200,000.00371971-12-14Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/47100033/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
250,000.00311971-06-22Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-botanical-garden/27100039/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.