Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to South African National Parks

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 South African National Parks in our system.

Full donee page for donee South African National Parks

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 18 200,000 263,239 25,000 28,000 60,300 86,000 190,000 200,000 227,000 327,000 380,000 482,000 1,200,000
Past Programs 17 208,000 275,176 25,000 28,000 65,000 130,000 190,000 208,000 286,000 327,000 380,000 482,000 1,200,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 1 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300 60,300

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 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999
Past Programs (filter this donor) 17 4,678,000.00 1,228,000.00 227,000.00 380,000.00 286,000.00 327,000.00 377,000.00 208,000.00 86,000.00 810,000.00 42,000.00 225,000.00 482,000.00
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 1 60,300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 4,738,300.00 1,228,000.00 227,000.00 380,000.00 286,000.00 327,000.00 377,000.00 208,000.00 86,000.00 870,300.00 42,000.00 225,000.00 482,000.00

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 (18 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
28,000.00172013-10-03Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/31300664/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,200,000.0012013-03-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/11300638/-- Program name: Past Programs.
227,000.0082012-05-31Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/21200601/-- Program name: Past Programs.
380,000.0042009-12-10Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/40900644/-- Program name: Past Programs.
286,000.0072008-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/40800615/-- Program name: Past Programs.
327,000.0062007-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/10700642/-- Program name: Past Programs.
377,000.0052006-09-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/30600715/-- Program name: Past Programs.
208,000.0092005-12-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/40500673/-- Program name: Past Programs.
86,000.00132004-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/40400672/-- Program name: Past Programs.
190,000.00112003-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/40300709/-- Program name: Past Programs.
65,000.00142003-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/40300710/-- Program name: Past Programs.
130,000.00122003-09-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/30300644/-- Program name: Past Programs.
60,300.00152003-09-19International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/30300685/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
425,000.0032003-06-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/20300654/-- Program name: Past Programs.
42,000.00162002-06-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/20200754/-- Program name: Past Programs.
200,000.00102000-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/40000769/-- Program name: Past Programs.
25,000.00182000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/10000659/-- Program name: Past Programs.
482,000.0021999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/south-african-national-parks/19900623/-- Program name: Past Programs.