Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to The Frick Collection

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 The Frick Collection in our system.

Full donee page for donee The Frick Collection

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 19 464,000 609,289 25,000 25,000 48,500 270,000 340,000 464,000 669,000 750,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 2,000,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 2 25,000 162,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Scholarly Communications 5 340,000 309,600 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 340,000 340,000 464,000 464,000 669,000 669,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 11 750,000 857,591 35,000 48,500 400,000 488,000 712,000 750,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 2,000,000
Other 1 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000

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 2016 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007 2006 2002 2000 1995 1993 1991 1989 1988
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 11 9,433,500.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 712,000.00 488,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 1,535,000.00 448,500.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 5 1,548,000.00 0.00 340,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 464,000.00 0.00 669,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 2 325,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00
Other (filter this donor) 1 270,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 270,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 19 11,576,500.00 1,000,000.00 340,000.00 50,000.00 2,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 464,000.00 750,000.00 1,381,000.00 758,000.00 25,000.00 300,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,535,000.00 448,500.00 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 (19 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 19)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,000,000.0042016-12-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/41600657/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
340,000.00122013-10-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/31300636/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00152012-01-30Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/11200119/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,000,000.0012011-06-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/21100682/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,000,000.0042009-09-24Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/30900695/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
464,000.00102008-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/40800653/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.0062007-12-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/40700647/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
669,000.0082006-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/40600656/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
712,000.0072006-06-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/20600688/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
270,000.00142002-03-29Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/10200760/-- Program name: Other.
488,000.0092002-03-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/10200744/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
25,000.00182000-11-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/40000623/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
300,000.00131995-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/19500643/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0021993-06-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/29300088/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
35,000.00171991-09-30Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/39100147/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,500,000.0021991-03-22Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/19100047/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
48,500.00161989-10-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/28900045/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
400,000.00111989-06-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/28900088/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
25,000.00181988-03-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-frick-collection/18800006/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.