Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Purdue University

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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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page PurdueUniversity
Websitehttp://www.purdue.edu
Twitter usernamelifeatpurdue
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purdue_University
Instagram usernamelifeatpurdue

Full donee page for donee Purdue University

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 8 178,000 280,938 15,500 15,500 48,000 59,000 178,000 178,000 200,000 458,000 539,000 750,000 750,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 1 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500 15,500
Other 4 178,000 221,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 178,000 178,000 178,000 200,000 200,000 458,000 458,000 458,000
Past Programs 1 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000 59,000
Scholarly Communications 2 539,000 644,500 539,000 539,000 539,000 539,000 539,000 539,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000

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 2014 2013 1998 1996 1994 1993
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 2 1,289,000.00 750,000.00 539,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 4 884,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 458,000.00 226,000.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 1 59,000.00 0.00 0.00 59,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 1 15,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8 2,247,500.00 750,000.00 539,000.00 59,000.00 15,500.00 200,000.00 458,000.00 226,000.00

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 (8 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
750,000.0012016-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/purdue-university/21600657/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
539,000.0022014-03-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/purdue-university/11400664/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
59,000.0062013-03-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/purdue-university/11300635/-- Program name: Past Programs.
15,500.0081998-10-29International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/purdue-university/49800604/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
200,000.0041996-03-18Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/purdue-university/19600647/-- Program name: Other.
458,000.0031994-12-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/purdue-university/49400881/-- Program name: Other.
178,000.0051993-12-13Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/purdue-university/49300317/-- Program name: Other.
48,000.0071993-06-07Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/purdue-university/29300078/-- Program name: Other.