Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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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 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in our system.

Full donee page for donee Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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 41 175,000 492,368 12,500 25,000 35,000 77,000 150,000 175,000 219,900 296,000 500,000 1,500,000 3,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 27 209,000 639,126 12,500 21,000 30,000 121,000 172,000 209,000 225,000 300,000 1,000,000 2,793,000 3,500,000
Other 6 77,000 123,833 25,000 25,000 35,000 35,000 77,000 77,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 306,000 306,000
Scholarly Communications 4 76,000 140,625 25,500 25,500 25,500 76,000 76,000 76,000 165,000 165,000 296,000 296,000 296,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 4 225,200 406,300 200,000 200,000 200,000 225,200 225,200 225,200 500,000 500,000 700,000 700,000 700,000

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 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2004 2003 2002 1999 1996 1994 1992 1991 1989 1983 1978
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 27 17,256,400.00 394,900.00 3,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 3,892,000.00 1,642,500.00 407,000.00 3,315,000.00 21,000.00 1,304,000.00 121,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 18,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 50,000.00 42,500.00 23,500.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 4 1,625,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 225,200.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 6 743,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 341,000.00 227,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 4 562,500.00 0.00 0.00 76,000.00 165,000.00 0.00 0.00 321,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 41 20,187,100.00 394,900.00 3,500,000.00 1,576,000.00 4,557,000.00 1,642,500.00 407,000.00 3,636,500.00 21,000.00 1,329,000.00 121,000.00 700,000.00 725,200.00 218,000.00 450,000.00 341,000.00 452,000.00 50,000.00 42,500.00 23,500.00

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 (41 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 41)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
175,000.00212015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/21500609/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
219,900.00172015-03-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/11500612/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
3,500,000.0012014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/11400639/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
76,000.00302013-10-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/31300631/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,500,000.0052013-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/21300620/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.0082011-12-01Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/41100630/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
165,000.00242011-12-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/41100616/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
3,500,000.0012011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/21100622/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00212011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/21100628/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
217,000.00182011-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/11100646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,500.00352010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/31000617/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,617,000.0042010-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/21000638/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
407,000.00102009-12-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/40900658/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
296,000.00132008-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/40800651/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
209,000.00192008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/30800675/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00312008-07-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/30800638/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,793,000.0032008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/20800645/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
263,000.00142008-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/10800683/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,500.00352008-01-28Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/10800627/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
21,000.00392007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/30700648/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
172,000.00232004-10-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/30400630/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0062004-06-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/20400675/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
132,000.00272004-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/10400656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00372004-02-13Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/10400607/-- Program name: Other.
121,000.00282003-03-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/10300628/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
700,000.0072002-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/10200739/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
500,000.0081999-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/49900701/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,200.00151999-06-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/29900683/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
200,000.00201996-09-20Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/39600646/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
18,000.00401996-02-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/19600611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00251994-10-07Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/39400870/-- Program name: Other.
300,000.00121994-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/29400506/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
35,000.00331992-12-14Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/49200315/-- Program name: Other.
306,000.00111992-10-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/39200223/-- Program name: Other.
225,000.00161991-06-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/29100098/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
77,000.00291991-03-22Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/19100073/-- Program name: Other.
150,000.00251991-03-22Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/19100060/-- Program name: Other.
50,000.00311989-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/38900164/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
30,000.00341983-10-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/38300047/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
12,500.00411983-10-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/38300048/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
23,500.00381978-03-29Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/17800022/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.