Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Cape Town Fund, Inc.

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee University of Cape Town Fund, Inc. in our system.

Full donee page for donee University of Cape Town Fund, Inc.

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 34 290,000 422,532 6,600 40,000 50,000 125,000 163,000 290,000 330,000 480,000 600,000 1,200,000 2,000,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 14 300,000 557,579 6,600 39,500 50,000 125,000 150,000 300,000 500,000 530,000 1,200,000 1,750,000 2,000,000
Past Programs 10 235,000 271,500 30,000 30,000 60,000 163,000 217,000 235,000 300,000 330,000 380,000 400,000 600,000
Other 7 290,000 440,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 150,000 150,000 290,000 300,000 300,000 750,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Diversity 2 45,000 347,500 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000 650,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 1 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000

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 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1989 1988
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 14 7,806,100.00 739,500.00 1,356,600.00 0.00 950,000.00 4,280,000.00 0.00 480,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 7 3,080,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 1,840,000.00 40,000.00 150,000.00 750,000.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 10 2,715,000.00 0.00 1,535,000.00 543,000.00 60,000.00 547,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 2 695,000.00 0.00 695,000.00 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) 1 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 34 14,366,100.00 739,500.00 3,586,600.00 543,000.00 1,010,000.00 4,827,000.00 70,000.00 810,000.00 1,840,000.00 40,000.00 150,000.00 750,000.00

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
500,000.00102002-09-20International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/30200669/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
125,000.00242002-06-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/20200732/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
39,500.00322002-06-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/20200729/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
75,000.00252002-03-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/10200735/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
150,000.00222001-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/40100754/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
400,000.00122001-09-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/30100651/-- Program name: Past Programs.
235,000.00192001-09-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/30100652/-- Program name: Past Programs.
6,600.00342001-08-24International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/30100636/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
45,000.00302001-06-22Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/30100601/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,200,000.0042001-06-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/20100680/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
300,000.00152001-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/20100705/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.0072001-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/20100704/-- Program name: Past Programs.
650,000.0062001-03-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/10100679/-- Program name: Diversity.
380,000.00132000-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/40000764/-- Program name: Past Programs.
163,000.00212000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/10000655/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.0071999-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/49900711/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
60,000.00271999-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/49900656/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00281999-08-05International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/39900617/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
300,000.00151999-06-18International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/29900680/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
2,000,000.0011998-12-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/49800665/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
530,000.0091998-12-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/49800667/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
217,000.00201998-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/49800676/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,750,000.0021998-10-02International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/39800692/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
330,000.00141998-06-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/29800679/-- Program name: Past Programs.
70,000.00261997-12-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/49700711/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
480,000.00111996-12-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/49600644/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
30,000.00331996-09-26Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/49600608/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.00151996-09-20Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/39600637/-- Program name: Other.
50,000.00281995-12-28Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/19600602/-- Program name: Other.
290,000.00181995-12-18Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/49500650/-- Program name: Other.
1,500,000.0031995-03-13Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/19500679/-- Program name: Other.
40,000.00311994-05-31Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/29400475/-- Program name: Other.
150,000.00221989-06-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/28900107/-- Program name: Other.
750,000.0051988-06-14Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-cape-town-fund-inc/28800070/-- Program name: Other.