Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Cambridge

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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 cambridge.university
Websitehttp://www.cam.ac.uk
Twitter usernamecambridge_uni
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Cambridge
Instagram usernamecambridgeuniversity
Medium username@cambridge_uni
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Cambridge

Full donee page for donee University of Cambridge

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 40 400,000 619,450 25,000 60,000 120,000 168,000 274,000 400,000 584,000 920,000 1,183,000 1,423,000 2,100,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 20 382,000 609,450 25,000 35,000 80,000 128,000 168,000 382,000 500,000 662,000 1,000,000 1,451,000 2,100,000
Past Programs 1 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000
Scholarly Communications 19 459,000 660,053 80,000 113,000 171,000 274,000 348,000 459,000 674,000 1,000,000 1,243,000 1,423,000 1,461,000

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 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000 1988 1985 1981 1980
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 19 12,541,000.00 0.00 387,000.00 137,000.00 459,000.00 1,244,000.00 0.00 427,000.00 1,243,000.00 1,423,000.00 2,461,000.00 1,652,000.00 171,000.00 80,000.00 1,183,000.00 674,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 20 12,189,000.00 920,000.00 2,000,000.00 175,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 2,684,000.00 662,000.00 1,728,000.00 550,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 1,560,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 25,000.00 80,000.00 1,250,000.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 1 48,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 48,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 40 24,778,000.00 920,000.00 2,387,000.00 312,000.00 459,000.00 1,644,000.00 2,684,000.00 1,089,000.00 2,971,000.00 1,973,000.00 2,461,000.00 1,772,000.00 1,779,000.00 80,000.00 1,183,000.00 674,000.00 1,035,000.00 25,000.00 80,000.00 1,250,000.00

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 (40 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 40)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
920,000.00132016-12-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/41600622/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
274,000.00252015-09-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/31500647/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
113,000.00342015-09-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/31500652/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,000,000.0022015-03-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/11500622/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00272013-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/21300630/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
137,000.00312013-03-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/11300709/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
459,000.00192012-05-31Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/21200705/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
400,000.00212011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/21100637/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
296,000.00242011-06-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/21100676/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
348,000.00232011-03-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/11100707/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
600,000.00162011-03-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/11100711/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
584,000.00172010-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/41000696/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,100,000.0012010-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/21000616/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
662,000.00152009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/30900656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
427,000.00202009-03-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/10900647/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,451,000.0042008-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/40800678/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,243,000.0082008-09-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/30800752/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
128,000.00322008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/20800648/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
149,000.00302008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/20800649/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,423,000.0052007-10-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/30700711/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
382,000.00222007-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/10700675/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
168,000.00292007-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/10700657/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,461,000.0032006-09-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/30600706/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,000,000.00102006-03-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/10600633/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
120,000.00332005-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/20500654/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,421,000.0062005-06-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/20500710/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
231,000.00262005-03-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/10500621/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
48,000.00382004-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/40400682/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00182004-10-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/30400626/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
60,000.00372004-07-26Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/30400607/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
171,000.00282004-06-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/20400717/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,000,000.00102004-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/10400647/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
80,000.00352003-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/20300629/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,183,000.0092001-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/40100735/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
674,000.00142000-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/40000730/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,000,000.00101988-09-29Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/38800106/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
35,000.00391988-06-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/28800053/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00401985-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/28500051/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
80,000.00351981-12-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/48100056/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,250,000.0071980-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cambridge/28000040/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.