Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Smith 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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page smithcollege
Websitehttp://www.smith.edu
Twitter usernameHubbleTelescope
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_College
Instagram usernamesmithcollege
Tumblr subdomainsmithbysmithies

Full donee page for donee Smith 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 53 238,000 401,330 5,000 47,000 50,000 112,000 172,000 238,000 325,000 400,000 500,000 900,000 2,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 42 238,000 416,774 5,000 39,500 50,000 91,000 150,000 238,000 350,000 400,000 750,000 900,000 2,500,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 6 172,000 383,667 50,000 50,000 165,000 165,000 172,000 172,000 200,000 500,000 500,000 1,215,000 1,215,000
Diversity 5 302,000 292,800 112,000 112,000 112,000 203,000 203,000 302,000 302,000 372,000 372,000 475,000 475,000

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 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1998 1997 1996 1995 1993 1989 1988 1983 1981 1980 1977 1972 1969
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 42 17,504,496.00 1,138,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 100,000.00 760,000.00 84,000.00 239,500.00 22,600.00 1,674,000.00 400,000.00 3,300,000.00 312,896.00 50,000.00 135,000.00 3,165,000.00 938,500.00 435,000.00 300,000.00 50,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 350,000.00 525,000.00 450,000.00 325,000.00 350,000.00 750,000.00 250,000.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 6 2,302,000.00 0.00 165,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,215,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 172,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 5 1,464,000.00 0.00 112,000.00 0.00 0.00 372,000.00 0.00 0.00 203,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 302,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 475,000.00 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
Total 53 21,270,496.00 1,138,000.00 277,000.00 800,000.00 100,000.00 1,132,000.00 84,000.00 239,500.00 225,600.00 2,889,000.00 400,000.00 3,300,000.00 664,896.00 50,000.00 135,000.00 3,165,000.00 1,413,500.00 435,000.00 800,000.00 250,000.00 350,000.00 172,000.00 250,000.00 350,000.00 525,000.00 450,000.00 325,000.00 350,000.00 750,000.00 250,000.00

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 (53 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 53)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
900,000.0062018-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/1802-05471/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
238,000.00272018-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/1710-04963/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
165,000.00332017-12-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/1708-04708/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
112,000.00382017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/31700629/-- Program name: Diversity.
800,000.0072015-09-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/31500610/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00392014-05-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/21400124/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
372,000.00182013-12-05Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/41300684/-- Program name: Diversity.
760,000.0092013-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/11300669/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
47,000.00482011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/31100613/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
37,000.00502011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/31100614/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
39,500.00492010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/31000618/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00352010-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/21000650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00432010-02-22Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/11000121/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
203,000.00302009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/40900708/-- Program name: Diversity.
13,000.00512009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/30900644/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
9,600.00522009-04-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/20900624/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
55,000.00422008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/30800657/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,215,000.0052008-06-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/20800701/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,395,000.0042008-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/10800696/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
224,000.00292008-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/10800684/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00162007-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/10700686/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,800,000.0022006-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/40600698/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0032006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/30600661/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
302,000.00232005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/40500717/-- Program name: Diversity.
50,000.00432005-04-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/20500614/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
79,896.00412005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/10500670/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
233,000.00282005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/10500648/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00432004-06-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/20400695/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
5,000.00532003-08-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/30300623/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
130,000.00362003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/20300694/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00112002-06-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/20200702/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
165,000.00332002-06-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/20200706/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,500,000.0012002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/10200708/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
800,000.0072000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/40000693/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
91,000.00402000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/40000689/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
47,500.00472000-05-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/20000626/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
475,000.00132000-03-20Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/10000713/-- Program name: Diversity.
435,000.00151998-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/49800650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00241997-12-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/49700706/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00111997-09-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/39700654/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
50,000.00431996-05-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/29600616/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00311996-03-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/19600655/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
350,000.00191995-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/19500646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
172,000.00321993-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/19300020/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
250,000.00251989-06-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/28900111/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00191988-03-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/18800032/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
125,000.00371983-10-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/38300050/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00161983-10-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/38300051/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
450,000.00141981-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/18100043/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
325,000.00221980-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/28000036/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00191977-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/47700027/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.00101972-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/17200028/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00251969-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/smith-college/36900003/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.