Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to The Art Institute of Chicago

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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 The Art Institute of Chicago in our system.

Full donee page for donee The Art Institute of Chicago

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 25 480,000 666,181 13,000 26,500 49,995 225,000 395,000 480,000 500,000 750,000 875,000 1,750,000 2,750,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 24 480,000 692,480 13,000 26,500 96,000 355,000 400,000 480,000 623,026 750,000 1,025,000 1,750,000 2,750,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000

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 2014 2012 2008 2007 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1996 1993 1989 1985 1981 1979 1978
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 24 16,619,521.00 1,025,000.00 400,000.00 623,026.00 480,000.00 2,000,000.00 2,105,000.00 500,000.00 1,780,995.00 395,000.00 13,000.00 3,500,000.00 26,500.00 750,000.00 225,000.00 750,000.00 875,000.00 500,000.00 575,000.00 0.00 96,000.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 1 35,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00
Total 25 16,654,521.00 1,025,000.00 400,000.00 623,026.00 480,000.00 2,000,000.00 2,105,000.00 500,000.00 1,780,995.00 395,000.00 13,000.00 3,500,000.00 26,500.00 750,000.00 225,000.00 750,000.00 875,000.00 500,000.00 575,000.00 35,000.00 96,000.00

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 (25 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,025,000.0052018-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/1711-05097/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
400,000.00152017-12-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/1708-04702/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
623,026.00102014-03-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/11400605/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
480,000.00132012-09-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/31200662/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
2,000,000.0022008-12-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/40800632/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,750,000.0032007-12-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/40700649/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
355,000.00172007-06-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/20700678/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
500,000.00112005-09-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/30500677/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
49,995.00212004-08-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/30400614/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
21,000.00242004-06-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/20400630/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,710,000.0042004-06-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/20400627/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
395,000.00162002-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/10200745/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
13,000.00252001-06-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/20100684/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
2,750,000.0012000-12-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/40000753/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
750,000.0072000-06-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/20000756/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
26,500.00231999-12-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/49900621/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
750,000.0071997-09-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/39700660/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
225,000.00181996-12-06Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/49600619/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
750,000.0071993-10-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/39300214/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
875,000.0061989-06-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/28900087/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
500,000.00111985-03-28Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/18500007/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
125,000.00191981-12-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/48100008/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
450,000.00141981-03-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/18100008/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
35,000.00221979-03-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/17900009/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
96,000.00201978-12-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-art-institute-of-chicago/47800005/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.