Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Oberlin 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 Oberlin College in our system.

Full donee page for donee Oberlin 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 54 250,000 346,735 5,000 40,000 73,000 127,000 193,000 250,000 350,000 380,000 500,000 800,000 1,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 35 350,000 410,149 5,000 38,000 100,000 150,000 250,000 350,000 380,000 500,000 575,000 800,000 1,500,000
Diversity 13 200,000 190,038 20,000 40,000 54,000 73,000 160,000 200,000 247,500 269,000 280,000 350,000 400,000
Past Programs 2 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 4 185,000 444,500 150,000 150,000 150,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 193,000 193,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000

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 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1997 1996 1993 1992 1988 1985 1984 1981 1979 1977 1970
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 35 14,355,200.00 100,000.00 0.00 900,000.00 350,000.00 800,000.00 400,000.00 1,000,200.00 838,000.00 137,000.00 2,100,000.00 575,000.00 200,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 795,000.00 1,500,000.00 800,000.00 350,000.00 385,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 125,000.00 350,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 200,000.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 13 2,470,500.00 0.00 54,000.00 127,000.00 73,000.00 0.00 0.00 247,500.00 0.00 269,000.00 0.00 0.00 160,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 270,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 280,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 4 1,778,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 185,000.00 0.00 193,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 2 120,000.00 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 60,000.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 54 18,723,700.00 100,000.00 54,000.00 1,177,000.00 423,000.00 800,000.00 400,000.00 1,247,700.00 838,000.00 406,000.00 3,350,000.00 575,000.00 360,000.00 540,000.00 1,000,000.00 1,065,000.00 1,900,000.00 800,000.00 535,000.00 735,000.00 193,000.00 280,000.00 550,000.00 125,000.00 410,000.00 350,000.00 60,000.00 250,000.00 200,000.00

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 (54 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 54)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
100,000.00402018-05-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/1802-05510/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
54,000.00472017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31700687/-- Program name: Diversity.
150,000.00362016-12-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/41600666/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
127,000.00382016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31600679/-- Program name: Diversity.
750,000.0082016-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/21600603/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00362016-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/21600621/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
73,000.00442015-09-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31500658/-- Program name: Diversity.
250,000.00262015-09-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31500615/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00402015-02-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/11500123/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
800,000.0052014-09-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31400647/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00152013-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31300611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,200.00482011-12-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/11200109/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
950,000.0042011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31100640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
247,500.00292011-03-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/11100689/-- Program name: Diversity.
38,000.00502010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31000615/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
800,000.0052010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/31000655/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
269,000.00252009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40900704/-- Program name: Diversity.
25,000.00512009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30900641/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
12,000.00532009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30900640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00402009-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/10900683/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,250,000.0032008-09-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30800726/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
100,000.00402008-06-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30800615/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00102008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20800678/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0012008-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/10800693/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
575,000.0092006-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40600712/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
160,000.00352005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40500714/-- Program name: Diversity.
200,000.00302005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/10500664/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00102004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40400732/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
40,000.00492004-05-24Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20400623/-- Program name: Diversity.
500,000.00102003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20300685/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00102003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20300703/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
20,000.00522002-11-01Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/40200609/-- Program name: Diversity.
250,000.00262002-09-20Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30200659/-- Program name: Diversity.
795,000.0072002-09-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/30200633/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00152000-06-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/20000729/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,500,000.0012000-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/10000697/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00231999-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/49900671/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00101999-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/19900679/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
185,000.00341997-09-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/39700658/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
350,000.00181997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/19700661/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00181996-12-06Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/49600655/-- Program name: Diversity.
380,000.00171996-12-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/49600632/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
5,000.00541996-07-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/39600606/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
193,000.00331993-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/19300018/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
280,000.00241992-12-14Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/49200279/-- Program name: Diversity.
200,000.00301988-12-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/48800147/-- Program name: Diversity.
350,000.00181988-03-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/18800011/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
125,000.00391985-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/38500059/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
60,000.00451984-10-02Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/38400065/-- Program name: Past Programs.
350,000.00181984-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/18400059/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00181981-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/18100072/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
60,000.00451979-10-03Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/37900073/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00261977-03-30Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/17700049/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00301970-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/oberlin-college/37000026/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.