Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to St. Olaf 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
Websitehttp://www.stolaf.edu/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Olaf_College

Full donee page for donee St. Olaf 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 16 210,000 295,559 48,936 50,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 210,000 250,000 270,000 600,000 800,000 800,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 16 210,000 295,559 48,936 50,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 210,000 250,000 270,000 600,000 800,000 800,000

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 2017 2014 2013 2012 2010 2008 2007 2005 2004 1998 1986 1982 1977 1975 1972
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 16 4,728,936.00 1,050,000.00 150,000.00 700,000.00 50,000.00 600,000.00 800,000.00 50,000.00 48,936.00 100,000.00 270,000.00 250,000.00 100,000.00 210,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00
Total 16 4,728,936.00 1,050,000.00 150,000.00 700,000.00 50,000.00 600,000.00 800,000.00 50,000.00 48,936.00 100,000.00 270,000.00 250,000.00 100,000.00 210,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00

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 (16 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 16)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.0062017-12-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/1708-04776/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
800,000.0012017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/11700602/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00102014-12-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/41400650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
700,000.0032013-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/31300619/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00142012-07-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/31200131/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.0042010-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/41000713/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
800,000.0012008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/30800691/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00142007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/30700692/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
48,936.00162005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/10500671/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00112004-06-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/20400699/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
270,000.0051998-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/19800692/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.0061986-03-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/18600036/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00111982-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/38200038/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
210,000.0091977-03-30Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/17700030/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00111975-04-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/17500024/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.0061972-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/st-olaf-college/47200024/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.