Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Organization for Tropical Studies, Inc.

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 March 2022. 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.

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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 Organization for Tropical Studies, Inc. in our system.

Full donee page for donee Organization for Tropical Studies, Inc.

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 40 300,000 441,975 10,000 50,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 340,000 430,000 550,000 945,000 2,500,000
Past Programs 32 260,000 461,844 10,000 50,000 150,000 175,000 225,000 260,000 340,000 450,000 850,000 950,000 2,500,000
Diversity 4 350,000 362,500 250,000 250,000 250,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 4 300,000 362,500 250,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

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 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1992 1990 1989 1988 1987 1984 1980
Past Programs (filter this donor) 32 14,779,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 550,000.00 300,000.00 1,600,000.00 1,505,000.00 2,895,000.00 679,000.00 945,000.00 375,000.00 100,000.00 1,000,000.00 325,000.00 885,000.00 500,000.00 450,000.00 10,000.00 580,000.00 340,000.00 240,000.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 4 1,450,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 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) 4 1,450,000.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 40 17,679,000.00 650,000.00 300,000.00 2,000,000.00 600,000.00 550,000.00 650,000.00 1,600,000.00 1,755,000.00 2,895,000.00 679,000.00 945,000.00 375,000.00 100,000.00 1,250,000.00 325,000.00 885,000.00 500,000.00 450,000.00 10,000.00 580,000.00 340,000.00 240,000.00

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 (40 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 40)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
350,000.00152010-06-18Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/21000669/-- Program name: Diversity.
300,000.00182010-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/21000664/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00182009-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/10900694/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0022007-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/20700672/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00102007-06-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/20700673/-- Program name: Diversity.
600,000.0082006-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/40600710/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
550,000.0092005-06-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/20500630/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.00182004-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/40400671/-- Program name: Past Programs.
350,000.00152004-06-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/20400707/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,300,000.0032002-12-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/40200680/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.00182002-06-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/20200753/-- Program name: Past Programs.
295,000.00222001-09-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/30100650/-- Program name: Past Programs.
900,000.0062001-09-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/30100649/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00242001-06-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/20100675/-- Program name: Diversity.
260,000.00232001-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/10100704/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00362001-02-02Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/10100613/-- Program name: Past Programs.
2,500,000.0012000-09-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/30000640/-- Program name: Past Programs.
395,000.00142000-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/20000665/-- Program name: Past Programs.
20,000.00391999-12-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/10000603/-- Program name: Past Programs.
184,000.00301999-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/49900649/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00241999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/19900625/-- Program name: Past Programs.
225,000.00281999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/19900627/-- Program name: Past Programs.
945,000.0051998-06-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/29800675/-- Program name: Past Programs.
200,000.00291997-06-09Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/29700632/-- Program name: Past Programs.
175,000.00311997-06-09Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/29700637/-- Program name: Past Programs.
100,000.00351996-09-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/39600671/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00241995-10-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/39500677/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
950,000.0041995-10-27Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/39500695/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00361995-01-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/19500603/-- Program name: Past Programs.
175,000.00311994-12-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/49400861/-- Program name: Past Programs.
150,000.00331994-06-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/29400543/-- Program name: Past Programs.
35,000.00381992-10-09Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/39200158/-- Program name: Past Programs.
850,000.0071992-04-04Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/19200073/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00101990-06-11Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/29000154/-- Program name: Past Programs.
450,000.00121989-06-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/28900119/-- Program name: Past Programs.
10,000.00401988-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/48800122/-- Program name: Past Programs.
430,000.00131987-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/28700052/-- Program name: Past Programs.
150,000.00331987-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/28700105/-- Program name: Past Programs.
340,000.00171984-06-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/28400064/-- Program name: Past Programs.
240,000.00271980-10-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/organization-for-tropical-studies-inc/38000066/-- Program name: Past Programs.