Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to The Regents of the University of California

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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 Regents of the University of California in our system.

Full donee page for donee The Regents of the University of California

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 26 400,000 444,846 24,000 44,000 80,000 150,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 663,000 720,000 850,000 1,200,000
Scholarly Communications 15 292,000 345,067 24,000 29,000 44,000 80,000 114,000 292,000 294,000 663,000 670,000 750,000 850,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 2 50,000 525,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Past Programs 5 500,000 664,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 720,000 720,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 4 500,000 505,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 520,000 520,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

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 2016 2014 2013 2010 2009 2006 2005 2004 2002 2000 1997 1994 1993 1991 1989 1984 1981
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 15 5,176,000.00 292,000.00 0.00 746,000.00 964,000.00 663,000.00 70,000.00 24,000.00 294,000.00 73,000.00 150,000.00 750,000.00 400,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 5 3,320,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 720,000.00 1,200,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 400,000.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 4 2,020,000.00 520,000.00 0.00 900,000.00 600,000.00 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
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 2 1,050,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 26 11,566,000.00 812,000.00 1,000,000.00 1,646,000.00 1,564,000.00 663,000.00 70,000.00 74,000.00 294,000.00 73,000.00 150,000.00 750,000.00 400,000.00 750,000.00 720,000.00 1,200,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 400,000.00

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 (26 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 26)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
292,000.00182017-12-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/1708-04719/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
520,000.00102017-09-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/31700656/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,000,000.0022016-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/21600629/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
746,000.0052014-12-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/41400697/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
500,000.00112014-12-04Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/41400612/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
400,000.00142014-06-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/21400668/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
850,000.0032013-10-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/31300637/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
600,000.0092013-06-06Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/21300683/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
114,000.00202013-03-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/11300704/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
663,000.0082010-12-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/41000626/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
70,000.00222009-09-24Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/30900710/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00232006-03-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/20600602/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
24,000.00262006-02-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/10600616/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
294,000.00172005-06-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/20500705/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
29,000.00252004-09-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/30400617/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
44,000.00242004-08-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/30400615/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
150,000.00192002-09-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/30200640/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
670,000.0072000-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/40000728/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
80,000.00212000-06-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/20000713/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
400,000.00141997-09-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/39700634/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.0041994-12-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/49400831/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
720,000.0061993-12-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/49300272/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,200,000.0011991-03-22Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/19100066/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00111989-03-22Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/18900026/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00111984-10-02Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/38400052/-- Program name: Past Programs.
400,000.00141981-06-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/the-regents-of-the-university-of-california/28100063/-- Program name: Past Programs.