Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Tulane University

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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
Facebook page TulaneU
Websitehttp://tulane.edu
Twitter usernameTulaneNews
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulane_University
Instagram usernametulaneu

Full donee page for donee Tulane University

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 27 250,000 484,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 200,000 230,000 250,000 430,000 600,000 750,000 1,050,000 2,500,000
Diversity 4 200,000 194,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 246,000 246,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 18 430,000 512,222 40,000 40,000 50,000 200,000 300,000 430,000 600,000 750,000 900,000 1,050,000 1,500,000
Scholarly Communications 2 45,000 49,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 53,000 53,000 53,000 53,000 53,000
Past Programs 2 230,000 237,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 244,000 244,000 244,000 244,000 244,000
Other 1 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000

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 2011 2008 2007 2005 2003 2001 2000 1999 1997 1996 1991 1990 1986 1985 1982 1980 1979 1976 1974 1970
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 18 9,220,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,050,000.00 1,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 110,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 90,000.00 430,000.00 200,000.00 650,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 900,000.00 650,000.00 750,000.00 500,000.00
Other (filter this donor) 1 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 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
Diversity (filter this donor) 4 776,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 246,000.00 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
Past Programs (filter this donor) 2 474,000.00 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 0.00 474,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 2 98,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 53,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 27 13,068,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,050,000.00 1,080,000.00 300,000.00 2,500,000.00 200,000.00 110,000.00 246,000.00 45,000.00 40,000.00 90,000.00 430,000.00 200,000.00 650,000.00 300,000.00 474,000.00 1,053,000.00 900,000.00 650,000.00 750,000.00 500,000.00

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 (27 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 27)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,500,000.0022016-12-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/41600611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,050,000.0032011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/31100634/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
30,000.00272008-12-22Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/10900611/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,050,000.0032008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/20800658/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00122007-03-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/10700699/-- Program name: Diversity.
2,500,000.0012005-12-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/40500617/-- Program name: Other.
200,000.00182003-06-13Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/20300709/-- Program name: Diversity.
110,000.00202001-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/40100697/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
246,000.00152000-12-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/40000739/-- Program name: Diversity.
45,000.00241999-08-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/39900618/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
40,000.00251997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/19700646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00221996-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/29600656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
40,000.00251996-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/19600684/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
430,000.00111991-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/49100239/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00181990-09-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/39000208/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
650,000.0081986-06-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/28600039/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00121985-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/28500047/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
230,000.00171982-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/48200035/-- Program name: Past Programs.
244,000.00161982-03-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/18200040/-- Program name: Past Programs.
750,000.0061980-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/48000041/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
53,000.00211980-06-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/28000037/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
250,000.00141980-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/18000040/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
900,000.0051979-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/27900057/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00221976-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/37600034/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.0091976-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/37600033/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0061974-04-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/17400031/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00101970-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/tulane-university/47000011/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.