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

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.

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

Full donee page for donee University of California at San Diego

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 34 265,000 399,130 7,426 21,900 36,000 98,000 210,000 265,000 477,000 600,000 746,000 875,000 1,420,000
Other 8 21,900 248,678 7,426 7,426 16,000 20,800 21,900 21,900 92,300 210,000 746,000 875,000 875,000
Scholarly Communications 9 539,000 484,389 33,500 33,500 46,000 98,000 477,000 539,000 612,000 750,000 847,000 957,000 957,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 11 250,000 401,864 35,500 36,000 80,000 209,000 225,000 250,000 265,000 350,000 550,000 1,000,000 1,420,000
Past Programs 6 436,000 466,833 200,000 200,000 365,000 365,000 436,000 436,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

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 2012 2009 2006 2004 2003 2002 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1992 1990 1989 1988 1987 1985 1984 1982 1979
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 11 4,420,500.00 225,000.00 2,629,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 36,000.00 35,500.00 0.00 550,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 265,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 9 4,359,500.00 0.00 0.00 477,000.00 539,000.00 957,000.00 847,000.00 691,500.00 848,000.00 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
Past Programs (filter this donor) 6 2,801,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 436,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 365,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 600,000.00
Other (filter this donor) 8 1,989,426.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 135,000.00 7,426.00 16,000.00 746,000.00 210,000.00 875,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 34 13,570,426.00 225,000.00 2,629,000.00 477,000.00 539,000.00 957,000.00 847,000.00 691,500.00 848,000.00 436,000.00 80,000.00 135,000.00 7,426.00 216,000.00 782,000.00 245,500.00 875,000.00 550,000.00 600,000.00 715,000.00 265,000.00 600,000.00 250,000.00 600,000.00

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 (34 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 34)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
225,000.00202017-09-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/31700611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0022016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/31600637/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,420,000.0012016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/31600636/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
209,000.00222016-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/11600614/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
477,000.00142012-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/11200696/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
539,000.00132009-12-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/40900602/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
957,000.0032006-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/40600654/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
847,000.0052004-03-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/10400621/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
612,000.0082003-09-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/30300695/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
46,000.00272003-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/20300637/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
33,500.00302003-04-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/20300603/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
98,000.00242002-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/10200821/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.0062002-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/10200717/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
436,000.00151999-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/49900651/-- Program name: Past Programs.
80,000.00261998-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/19800674/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
20,800.00321997-06-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/29700652/-- Program name: Other.
92,300.00251997-06-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/29700650/-- Program name: Other.
21,900.00311997-06-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/29700651/-- Program name: Other.
7,426.00341996-11-01Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/49600614/-- Program name: Other.
16,000.00331995-12-21Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/19600601/-- Program name: Other.
200,000.00231995-10-27Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/39500697/-- Program name: Past Programs.
746,000.0071994-06-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/29400566/-- Program name: Other.
36,000.00281994-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/19400212/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
35,500.00291992-10-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/39200198/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
210,000.00211992-06-08Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/29200120/-- Program name: Other.
875,000.0041990-12-10Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/49000297/-- Program name: Other.
550,000.00121989-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/48900219/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.0091988-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/48800149/-- Program name: Past Programs.
350,000.00171987-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/48700066/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
365,000.00161987-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/28700039/-- Program name: Past Programs.
265,000.00181985-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/28500050/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.0091984-06-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/28400052/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00191982-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/28200038/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.0091979-12-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-california-at-san-diego/47900059/-- Program name: Past Programs.