Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Denver

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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 Denver in our system.

Full donee page for donee University of Denver

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 13 210,000 216,456 11,425 12,000 50,000 55,000 145,000 210,000 250,000 260,000 400,000 510,000 550,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage 3 12,000 77,808 11,425 11,425 11,425 11,425 12,000 12,000 12,000 210,000 210,000 210,000 210,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Past Programs 4 100,000 137,500 55,000 55,000 55,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 145,000 145,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Other 2 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 260,000
Diversity 1 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 2 510,000 530,250 510,000 510,000 510,000 510,000 510,000 510,000 550,500 550,500 550,500 550,500 550,500

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 1996 1995 1991 1988 1982 1977
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 2 1,060,500.00 550,500.00 0.00 0.00 510,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 4 550,000.00 0.00 145,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 55,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 2 520,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 260,000.00 260,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 1 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 3 233,425.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,425.00 12,000.00 210,000.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 13 2,813,925.00 600,500.00 145,000.00 400,000.00 510,000.00 510,000.00 260,000.00 100,000.00 55,000.00 11,425.00 12,000.00 210,000.00

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 (13 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
550,500.0012002-06-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/20200728/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
50,000.00112002-04-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/20200606/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
145,000.0082001-09-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/30100656/-- Program name: Past Programs.
400,000.0032000-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/30000663/-- Program name: Diversity.
510,000.0021999-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/49900710/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
250,000.0061998-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/49800674/-- Program name: Past Programs.
260,000.0041998-12-14Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/49800701/-- Program name: Other.
260,000.0041996-09-20Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/39600629/-- Program name: Other.
100,000.0091995-10-27Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/39500693/-- Program name: Past Programs.
55,000.00101991-06-10Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/29100115/-- Program name: Past Programs.
11,425.00131988-06-14Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/28800055/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
12,000.00121982-06-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/28200040/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
210,000.0071977-12-14Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-denver/47700031/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.