Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of California at Davis

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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 University of California at Davis in our system.

Full donee page for donee University of California at Davis

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 28 278,700 413,107 30,000 43,500 150,000 175,000 239,000 278,700 330,000 450,000 580,000 1,195,000 1,725,000
Scholarly Communications 5 43,500 191,900 30,000 30,000 30,000 34,000 34,000 43,500 43,500 52,000 52,000 800,000 800,000
Past Programs 9 310,000 291,667 76,000 76,000 150,000 239,000 290,000 310,000 330,000 330,000 450,000 450,000 450,000
Diversity 2 150,000 672,500 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 1,195,000 1,195,000 1,195,000 1,195,000 1,195,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 11 278,700 550,682 173,800 175,000 225,000 225,000 270,000 278,700 400,000 500,000 600,000 1,485,000 1,725,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 1 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000 580,000

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 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2004 2001 2000 1999 1996 1993
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 11 6,057,500.00 600,000.00 495,000.00 0.00 678,700.00 1,900,000.00 0.00 398,800.00 1,485,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 9 2,625,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 239,000.00 290,000.00 330,000.00 330,000.00 386,000.00 150,000.00 450,000.00 450,000.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 2 1,345,000.00 0.00 1,195,000.00 150,000.00 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
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 5 959,500.00 0.00 30,000.00 95,500.00 0.00 800,000.00 34,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 1 580,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 580,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 28 11,567,000.00 600,000.00 1,720,000.00 245,500.00 678,700.00 2,700,000.00 34,000.00 978,800.00 1,485,000.00 239,000.00 290,000.00 330,000.00 330,000.00 386,000.00 650,000.00 450,000.00 450,000.00

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 (28 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 28)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
600,000.0052018-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/1708-04751/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
30,000.00282017-12-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/1710-05069/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,195,000.0032017-12-07Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/1708-04860/-- Program name: Diversity.
225,000.00182017-09-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/31700610/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
270,000.00162017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/11700654/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
52,000.00252016-04-25Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/21600109/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
150,000.00222016-04-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/21600103/-- Program name: Diversity.
43,500.00262016-01-25Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/11600113/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
400,000.00102015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/21500629/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
278,700.00152015-03-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/11500615/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
800,000.0042014-12-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/41400690/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
175,000.00202014-06-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/21400608/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,725,000.0012014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/11400636/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
34,000.00272013-10-21Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/41300106/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
173,800.00212011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/21100630/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
580,000.0062011-06-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/21100697/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
225,000.00182011-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/11100647/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,485,000.0022010-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/41000691/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
239,000.00172009-03-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/10900705/-- Program name: Past Programs.
290,000.00142008-03-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/10800650/-- Program name: Past Programs.
330,000.00112004-10-01Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/30400672/-- Program name: Past Programs.
330,000.00112001-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/20100693/-- Program name: Past Programs.
76,000.00242000-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/20000673/-- Program name: Past Programs.
310,000.00132000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/10000649/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.0071999-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/49900702/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00221999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/19900637/-- Program name: Past Programs.
450,000.0081996-03-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/19600641/-- Program name: Past Programs.
450,000.0081993-03-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-davis/19300047/-- Program name: Past Programs.