Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to New York Public Library

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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 Public Library in our system.

Full donee page for donee New York Public Library

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 61 350,000 773,879 9,700 25,000 50,500 100,000 200,000 350,000 500,000 988,000 1,000,000 2,000,000 5,000,000
Scholarly Communications 23 988,000 1,283,965 9,700 50,500 150,000 226,000 350,000 988,000 1,000,000 1,130,000 2,250,000 4,000,000 5,000,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 14 50,000 73,914 15,000 15,000 25,000 25,000 29,791 50,000 75,000 100,000 105,000 200,000 200,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 14 500,000 763,150 25,000 49,100 50,000 135,000 350,000 500,000 625,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,800,000 3,000,000
Diversity 8 450,000 504,875 94,000 94,000 375,000 446,000 450,000 450,000 476,000 500,000 698,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Other 2 732,500 958,750 732,500 732,500 732,500 732,500 732,500 732,500 1,185,000 1,185,000 1,185,000 1,185,000 1,185,000

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 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1987 1986 1983 1982 1979 1976 1975 1974 1972 1971 1970 1969
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 23 29,531,200.00 226,000.00 3,963,000.00 2,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 50,500.00 102,000.00 335,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 5,390,000.00 375,000.00 9,700.00 1,000,000.00 2,400,000.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,130,000.00 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
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 14 10,684,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 49,100.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 135,000.00 1,500,000.00 75,000.00 1,350,000.00 575,000.00 625,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,025,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 8 4,039,000.00 0.00 698,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 570,000.00 0.00 446,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,450,000.00 0.00 375,000.00 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
Other (filter this donor) 2 1,917,500.00 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 1,917,500.00 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 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) 14 1,034,791.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 29,791.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 105,000.00 270,000.00 200,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 15,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00
Total 61 47,206,591.00 226,000.00 4,661,000.00 2,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 50,500.00 672,000.00 335,000.00 646,000.00 29,791.00 1,050,000.00 1,450,000.00 5,800,000.00 5,765,000.00 375,000.00 1,927,200.00 1,000,000.00 2,400,000.00 3,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 399,100.00 50,000.00 1,000,000.00 200,000.00 105,000.00 1,400,000.00 700,000.00 75,000.00 135,000.00 1,500,000.00 75,000.00 1,350,000.00 575,000.00 625,000.00 15,000.00 15,000.00 1,025,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not 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
226,000.00352018-09-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/1804-05722/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,975,000.0052017-12-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/1708-04715/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
988,000.00192017-12-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/1708-04837/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
698,000.00212017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/31700627/-- Program name: Diversity.
500,000.00242016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/31600699/-- Program name: Diversity.
2,000,000.0072016-09-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/31600660/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,000,000.00122015-09-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/31500649/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,500.00492014-08-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/31400118/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
94,000.00452013-12-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/11400103/-- Program name: Diversity.
476,000.00262013-12-05Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/41300695/-- Program name: Diversity.
102,000.00422013-03-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/11300700/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
335,000.00342012-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/11200691/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
200,000.00362011-12-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/41100602/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
446,000.00282011-03-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/11100693/-- Program name: Diversity.
29,791.00542010-04-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/21000103/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,000,000.00122009-06-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/20900632/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00502009-04-20Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/20900620/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
450,000.00272007-10-03Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/30700697/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,000,000.00122007-10-03Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/30700696/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,800,000.0082006-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/40600678/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
4,000,000.0032006-03-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/10600712/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
375,000.00292004-10-01Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/30400646/-- Program name: Diversity.
340,000.00332004-10-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/30400659/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
5,000,000.0012004-06-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/20400719/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00502004-02-23Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/10400615/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
375,000.00292003-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/20300639/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
732,500.00202002-03-29Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/10200819/-- Program name: Other.
1,185,000.00102002-03-29Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/10200818/-- Program name: Other.
9,700.00612002-01-25Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/10200641/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,000,000.00122001-06-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/20100665/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
150,000.00392000-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/40000726/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,250,000.0062000-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/40000720/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
3,000,000.0041999-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/19900655/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
5,000,000.0011998-06-08Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/29800653/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
350,000.00311996-09-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/39600661/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
49,100.00531996-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/39600601/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00501995-07-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/39500609/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.00121994-12-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/49400827/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
200,000.00361993-12-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/49300258/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
105,000.00411992-10-09Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/39200192/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,130,000.00111991-09-30Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/39100192/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
70,000.00481991-06-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/29100144/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
200,000.00361991-06-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/29100141/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
500,000.00241990-09-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/39000224/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00431990-06-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/29000149/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
100,000.00431990-06-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/29000178/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
75,000.00461989-03-22Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/18900021/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
135,000.00401987-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/18700066/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0091986-06-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/28600052/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
75,000.00461983-06-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/28300076/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.00121982-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/48200046/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00311982-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/38200069/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
575,000.00231979-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/47900075/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
625,000.00221976-12-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/47600034/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
15,000.00591975-10-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/37500035/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
15,000.00591974-04-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/17400037/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,000,000.00121972-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/37200046/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00551972-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/17200036/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00551971-03-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/17100036/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
25,000.00551970-03-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/17000014/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
25,000.00551969-09-24Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/new-york-public-library/26900007/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.