Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Delaware

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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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page udelaware
Websitehttp://www.udel.edu
Twitter usernameUDelaware
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Delaware
Instagram usernameudelaware

Full donee page for donee University of Delaware

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 36 300,000 399,992 10,000 25,000 120,000 200,000 281,100 300,000 360,000 440,000 560,000 990,000 1,330,000
Other 2 10,000 206,500 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 403,000 403,000 403,000 403,000 403,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 29 300,000 411,817 14,100 25,000 95,000 199,000 280,000 300,000 360,000 469,000 680,000 1,275,000 1,330,000
Scholarly Communications 4 329,000 318,500 200,000 200,000 200,000 329,000 329,000 329,000 338,000 338,000 407,000 407,000 407,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 1 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000 770,000

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 2014 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2003 2002 2000 1998 1996 1995 1991 1990 1985 1983 1980 1979 1976 1973
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 29 11,942,700.00 0.00 700,000.00 320,000.00 1,715,000.00 1,360,000.00 560,000.00 174,000.00 281,100.00 95,000.00 469,000.00 1,330,000.00 199,000.00 1,325,500.00 360,000.00 30,000.00 1,015,000.00 250,000.00 120,000.00 500,000.00 300,000.00 14,100.00 325,000.00 300,000.00 200,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 4 1,274,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 338,000.00 407,000.00 329,000.00 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 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 1 770,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 770,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 2 413,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 413,000.00 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
Total 36 14,399,700.00 200,000.00 700,000.00 320,000.00 2,053,000.00 1,767,000.00 889,000.00 174,000.00 281,100.00 95,000.00 882,000.00 1,330,000.00 199,000.00 2,095,500.00 360,000.00 30,000.00 1,015,000.00 250,000.00 120,000.00 500,000.00 300,000.00 14,100.00 325,000.00 300,000.00 200,000.00

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 (36 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 36)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
200,000.00252018-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/1711-05078/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
700,000.0062017-12-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/1708-04838/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
320,000.00182016-12-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/41600652/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
338,000.00162014-09-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/31400604/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
440,000.00112014-06-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/21400659/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,275,000.0032014-06-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/21400656/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
400,000.00142011-12-01Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/41100641/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
280,000.00232011-12-01Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/41100644/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
407,000.00122011-09-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/31100660/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
680,000.0072011-06-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/21100684/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
329,000.00172010-12-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/41000605/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
560,000.0082010-12-09Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/41000644/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
174,000.00282009-12-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/40900621/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
281,100.00222007-06-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/20700683/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
95,000.00302006-12-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/40600628/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
403,000.00132005-12-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/40500740/-- Program name: Other.
10,000.00362005-10-11Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/40500606/-- Program name: Other.
469,000.00102005-03-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/10500702/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,330,000.0012003-12-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/40300699/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
199,000.00272002-09-20Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/30200673/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
770,000.0052000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/40000746/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,300,000.0022000-06-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/20000760/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
25,500.00322000-05-22Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/20000632/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
360,000.00151998-03-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/19800646/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
30,000.00311996-09-26Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/49600603/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
990,000.0041995-12-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/49500659/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
25,000.00331995-06-21Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/39500601/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
250,000.00241991-06-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/29100132/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
120,000.00291990-03-30Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/19000112/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
500,000.0091985-12-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/48500052/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
300,000.00191983-03-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/18300055/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
14,100.00351980-03-19Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/18000043/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
300,000.00191979-12-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/47900062/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
25,000.00331979-03-28Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/17900057/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
300,000.00191976-12-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/47600030/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
200,000.00251973-12-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-delaware/47300033/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.