Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

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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 Minnesota at Twin Cities in our system.

Full donee page for donee University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

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 51 207,000 288,113 16,650 40,000 55,000 117,000 162,000 207,000 275,000 344,000 483,000 700,000 910,000
Scholarly Communications 9 483,000 407,961 16,650 16,650 36,000 162,000 264,000 483,000 517,000 672,000 732,000 789,000 789,000
Past Programs 15 140,000 183,867 25,000 40,000 55,000 80,000 80,000 140,000 185,000 275,000 278,000 360,000 450,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 20 175,000 315,530 28,600 30,000 50,000 117,000 143,000 175,000 275,000 300,000 600,000 845,000 910,000
Diversity 3 450,000 366,500 49,500 49,500 49,500 49,500 450,000 450,000 450,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 1 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Other 3 275,000 264,667 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 344,000 344,000 344,000 344,000

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 2015 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1997 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1988 1987 1985 1982 1975 1973 1972
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 20 6,310,600.00 650,000.00 1,195,000.00 175,000.00 910,000.00 775,000.00 50,000.00 845,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 120,000.00 817,000.00 28,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 40,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 9 3,671,650.00 789,000.00 0.00 0.00 732,000.00 0.00 0.00 483,000.00 264,000.00 0.00 1,189,000.00 0.00 0.00 162,000.00 36,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 16,650.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 15 2,758,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 278,000.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 345,000.00 440,000.00 330,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 470,000.00 0.00 140,000.00 185,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 3 1,099,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 49,500.00 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
Other (filter this donor) 3 794,000.00 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 0.00 175,000.00 275,000.00 344,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 1 60,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00
Total 51 14,693,750.00 1,439,000.00 1,195,000.00 175,000.00 1,642,000.00 775,000.00 50,000.00 1,328,000.00 614,000.00 878,000.00 1,189,000.00 120,000.00 1,347,000.00 240,100.00 36,000.00 345,000.00 440,000.00 330,000.00 175,000.00 315,000.00 344,000.00 450,000.00 16,650.00 470,000.00 275,000.00 140,000.00 235,000.00 30,000.00 60,000.00 40,000.00

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 (51 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 51)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
300,000.00182018-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/1711-05167/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
789,000.0042018-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/1710-04984/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
350,000.00152018-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/1711-05168/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
900,000.0022017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/11700608/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
295,000.00192017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/11700657/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00282016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/31600621/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
910,000.0012015-09-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/31500608/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
732,000.0052015-03-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/11500644/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
600,000.0082013-12-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/41300666/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00282013-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/21300631/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00422011-12-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/41100715/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
845,000.0032010-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/41000701/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
483,000.00112010-06-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/21000670/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
264,000.00252009-09-24Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/30900723/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
143,000.00322009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/30900659/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
207,000.00262009-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/10900664/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
278,000.00202008-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/40800613/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.0082008-03-14Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/10800713/-- Program name: Diversity.
517,000.00102007-12-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/40700634/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
672,000.0072007-10-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/30700701/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
120,000.00342006-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/20600654/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
450,000.00122005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/40500733/-- Program name: Diversity.
700,000.0062005-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/40500684/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
117,000.00362005-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/30500643/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
80,000.00372005-06-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/20500632/-- Program name: Past Programs.
49,500.00442004-11-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/40400612/-- Program name: Diversity.
162,000.00312004-10-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/30400651/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
28,600.00492004-06-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/30400601/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
36,000.00472003-09-26Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/40300601/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
275,000.00212002-12-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/40200677/-- Program name: Past Programs.
70,000.00392002-09-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/30200682/-- Program name: Past Programs.
80,000.00372001-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/40100662/-- Program name: Past Programs.
360,000.00142001-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/10100712/-- Program name: Past Programs.
275,000.00211997-09-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/39700639/-- Program name: Past Programs.
55,000.00411997-03-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/19700686/-- Program name: Past Programs.
175,000.00281995-10-27Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/39500712/-- Program name: Other.
275,000.00211994-06-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/29400560/-- Program name: Other.
40,000.00451994-02-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/19400254/-- Program name: Past Programs.
344,000.00161993-06-07Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/29300166/-- Program name: Other.
450,000.00121992-06-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/29200127/-- Program name: Past Programs.
16,650.00511991-09-30Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/39100155/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
25,000.00501988-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/48800130/-- Program name: Past Programs.
325,000.00171988-06-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/28800057/-- Program name: Past Programs.
120,000.00341988-06-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/28800098/-- Program name: Past Programs.
275,000.00211987-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/48700069/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
140,000.00331985-10-02Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/38500051/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00421982-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/38200052/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
185,000.00271982-03-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/18200045/-- Program name: Past Programs.
30,000.00481975-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/47500043/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
60,000.00401973-06-19Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/27300028/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
40,000.00451972-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-minnesota-at-twin-cities/37200031/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.