Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Notre Dame

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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 NotreDameArchitecture
Websitehttp://www.nd.edu/
Twitter usernameALE_Leadership
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Notre_Dame
Tumblr subdomainnotredamemoments

Full donee page for donee University of Notre Dame

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 24 200,000 331,258 44,200 50,000 50,000 80,000 175,000 200,000 379,000 400,000 500,000 800,000 1,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 21 200,000 335,914 44,200 50,000 50,000 80,000 175,000 200,000 350,000 400,000 500,000 800,000 1,500,000
Past Programs 1 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000
Other 1 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000
Scholarly Communications 1 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000 455,000

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 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2004 2001 1999 1998 1997 1990 1984 1979 1978
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 21 7,054,200.00 806,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 400,000.00 469,200.00 657,000.00 100,000.00 850,000.00 236,000.00 50,000.00 779,000.00 80,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 350,000.00 227,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 1 455,000.00 0.00 455,000.00 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
Other (filter this donor) 1 385,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 385,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 1 56,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 56,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 24 7,950,200.00 806,000.00 455,000.00 1,500,000.00 400,000.00 469,200.00 713,000.00 100,000.00 850,000.00 236,000.00 50,000.00 779,000.00 80,000.00 50,000.00 385,000.00 500,000.00 350,000.00 227,000.00

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 (24 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 24)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
806,000.0022018-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/1801-05303/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
455,000.0062017-12-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/1708-04726/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,500,000.0012016-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/21600613/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.0072012-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/21200650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
44,200.00242011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/31100624/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00152011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/21100631/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00202011-05-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/21100112/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00132011-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/11100650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
56,000.00182010-09-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/31000707/-- Program name: Past Programs.
657,000.0042010-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/21000624/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00162009-12-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/40900660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00202008-07-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/30800642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
800,000.0032008-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/10800692/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
55,000.00192004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/40400702/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
181,000.00142004-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/10400658/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00202001-08-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/30100633/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.0071999-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/29900646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
379,000.00101999-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/29900677/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
80,000.00171998-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/19800675/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00201997-04-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/29700611/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
385,000.0091990-06-11Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/29000176/-- Program name: Other.
500,000.0051984-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/28400053/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00111979-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/47900065/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
227,000.00121978-03-29Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-notre-dame/17800028/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.