Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Social Science Research Council

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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 Social Science Research Council in our system.

Full donee page for donee Social Science Research Council

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 70 1,000,000 1,477,073 8,000 25,000 50,000 200,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,100,000 2,000,000 2,875,000 4,214,822 6,765,000
Diversity 16 1,000,000 1,443,858 8,000 17,913 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,325,000 1,500,000 2,500,000 2,875,000 4,214,822
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 43 1,000,000 1,742,903 9,000 38,000 50,000 100,000 500,000 1,000,000 2,000,000 3,000,000 3,700,000 4,600,000 6,765,000
Past Programs 6 48,500 138,917 15,000 15,000 20,000 20,000 48,500 48,500 100,000 200,000 200,000 450,000 450,000
Other 5 1,300,000 903,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 390,000 390,000 1,300,000 1,300,000 1,300,000 1,300,000 1,500,000 1,500,000

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 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1993 1992 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1983 1982 1981 1978 1974 1973
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 43 74,944,850.00 4,600,000.00 500,000.00 7,500,000.00 8,000,000.00 5,150,000.00 2,275,000.00 1,200,000.00 9,409,850.00 0.00 10,230,000.00 50,000.00 6,407,000.00 88,000.00 2,708,000.00 4,050,000.00 49,000.00 1,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 25,000.00 550,000.00 9,000.00 609,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 260,000.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 25,000.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 16 23,101,735.00 0.00 2,511,000.00 0.00 0.00 4,214,822.00 17,913.00 1,000,000.00 2,875,000.00 1,000,000.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,983,000.00 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
Other (filter this donor) 5 4,515,000.00 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 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 390,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 6 833,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 348,500.00 0.00 465,000.00 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
Total 70 103,395,085.00 4,600,000.00 3,011,000.00 7,500,000.00 8,000,000.00 9,364,822.00 2,292,913.00 2,200,000.00 12,284,850.00 1,000,000.00 12,730,000.00 50,000.00 7,407,000.00 1,588,000.00 2,708,000.00 6,570,000.00 49,000.00 2,848,500.00 5,000,000.00 1,765,000.00 2,390,000.00 1,000,000.00 1,983,000.00 1,300,000.00 25,000.00 2,500,000.00 25,000.00 550,000.00 9,000.00 609,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 260,000.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 25,000.00

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 (70 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 70)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
4,600,000.0052018-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/1802-05457/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00412017-12-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/1709-04901/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,511,000.00172017-06-01Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/21700705/-- Program name: Diversity.
3,000,000.00122016-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/21600609/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
4,500,000.0062016-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/11600604/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
5,000,000.0032015-09-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/31500613/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
3,000,000.00122015-03-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/11500626/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
4,214,822.0082014-06-05Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/21400640/-- Program name: Diversity.
5,150,000.0022014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/11400637/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,200,000.00202013-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/31300603/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
75,000.00532013-08-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/31300136/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
17,913.00662013-05-20Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/31300112/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,100,000.00292012-12-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/41200688/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00512012-10-22Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/41200110/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.00302012-05-31Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/21200701/-- Program name: Diversity.
2,875,000.00152011-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/31100648/-- Program name: Diversity.
4,709,850.0042011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/31100632/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.00302011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/21100634/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
3,700,000.00102011-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/11100659/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.00302009-03-13Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/10900698/-- Program name: Diversity.
2,500,000.00182008-12-17Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/40800690/-- Program name: Diversity.
6,765,000.0012008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/30800681/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
3,465,000.00112008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/20800642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00542007-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/30700640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00542006-06-26Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/30600601/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
4,357,000.0072006-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/20600641/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,000,000.00212006-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/10600665/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.00302006-03-20Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/10600687/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,500,000.00232005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/40500728/-- Program name: Diversity.
50,000.00542005-11-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/40500630/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
38,000.00612005-06-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/30500602/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00542004-11-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/40400610/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,658,000.00162004-06-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/20400672/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.00232002-12-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/40200735/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,000,000.00302002-12-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/40200734/-- Program name: Diversity.
4,050,000.0092002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/10200693/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
20,000.00652002-01-25Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/10200611/-- Program name: Past Programs.
49,000.00592001-02-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/10100614/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00502000-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/40000655/-- Program name: Past Programs.
48,500.00602000-09-29Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/40000604/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,500,000.00232000-09-15Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/30000641/-- Program name: Other.
1,000,000.00302000-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/20000755/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00512000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/10000641/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,000,000.00301999-12-17Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/49900696/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,000,000.00301999-12-17Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/49900697/-- Program name: Diversity.
3,000,000.00121999-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/19900670/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
450,000.00461998-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/49800697/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,300,000.00271998-06-08Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/29800629/-- Program name: Other.
15,000.00671998-05-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/29800627/-- Program name: Past Programs.
390,000.00471997-09-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/39700647/-- Program name: Other.
2,000,000.00211997-06-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/29700678/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.00301996-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/29600651/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
650,000.00391995-10-27Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/39500681/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,325,000.00261995-10-27Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/39500682/-- Program name: Diversity.
8,000.00701995-09-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/39500629/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,300,000.00271993-10-08Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/39300243/-- Program name: Other.
25,000.00621992-12-14Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/49200239/-- Program name: Other.
2,500,000.00181990-12-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/49000291/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00621989-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/38900056/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00541988-09-29Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/38800103/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00411988-03-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/18800016/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
9,000.00681987-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/28700036/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.00401986-06-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/28600038/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
9,000.00681986-03-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/18600038/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00411983-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/48300044/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00411982-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/18200037/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
260,000.00481981-12-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/48100053/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00411978-10-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/37800022/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00491974-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/27400029/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00621973-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/social-science-research-council/17300028/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.