Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Oxford

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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

ItemValue
Country United Kingdom
Facebook page the.university.of.oxford
Websitehttp://www.ox.ac.uk/
Twitter usernameuniofoxford
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Oxford
Instagram usernameoxford_uni
Medium usernameoxford-university
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Oxford

Full donee page for donee University of Oxford

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 71 391,000 479,477 5,500 44,000 100,000 150,000 231,000 391,000 500,000 600,000 774,300 1,000,000 2,000,000
Scholarly Communications 32 393,000 453,141 5,500 49,000 76,000 200,000 280,000 393,000 517,000 685,000 774,300 1,000,000 1,162,000
Past Programs 17 345,000 357,706 10,000 12,000 60,000 150,000 200,000 345,000 450,000 480,000 600,000 750,000 1,000,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 20 175,000 568,069 30,000 35,000 102,000 150,000 175,000 175,000 500,000 566,370 1,000,000 1,847,000 2,000,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 2 1,000,000 1,050,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1988 1985 1984 1974
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 32 14,500,500.00 507,000.00 0.00 744,000.00 685,000.00 0.00 758,000.00 1,102,000.00 517,000.00 579,000.00 1,494,000.00 410,000.00 1,301,000.00 280,000.00 115,000.00 1,941,000.00 1,391,000.00 846,000.00 780,500.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 20 11,361,370.00 0.00 775,000.00 0.00 566,370.00 500,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 175,000.00 0.00 4,013,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 620,000.00 1,070,000.00 50,000.00 102,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 250,000.00 1,000,000.00 175,000.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 17 6,081,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 345,000.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 840,000.00 1,194,000.00 860,000.00 492,000.00 250,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 2 2,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 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
Total 71 34,042,870.00 507,000.00 775,000.00 1,744,000.00 1,251,370.00 500,000.00 758,000.00 4,202,000.00 692,000.00 579,000.00 5,507,000.00 410,000.00 1,331,000.00 900,000.00 1,530,000.00 1,991,000.00 3,093,000.00 1,686,000.00 1,974,500.00 860,000.00 542,000.00 250,000.00 500,000.00 1,035,000.00 250,000.00 1,000,000.00 175,000.00

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 (71 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 71)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
114,000.00542017-09-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/31700666/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
393,000.00352017-03-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/11700636/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
600,000.00222016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/31600631/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00472016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/31600622/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0082015-03-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/11500636/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
744,000.00192015-03-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/11500649/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
685,000.00202014-06-05Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/21400647/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
566,370.00252014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/11400641/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00272013-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/11300713/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
758,000.00162012-09-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/31200644/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,100,000.0062011-12-01Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/41100629/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
2,000,000.0012011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/31100633/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
493,000.00302011-06-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/21100673/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
609,000.00212011-03-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/11100709/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
517,000.00262010-06-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/21000674/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
175,000.00472010-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/21000632/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
579,000.00242009-03-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/10900649/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,847,000.0032008-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40800675/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
231,000.00432008-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40800657/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,866,000.0022008-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40800679/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
101,000.00562008-09-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/30800746/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
150,000.00502008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20800653/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,162,000.0042008-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20800628/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
150,000.00502008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20800654/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00452007-12-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40700625/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
210,000.00442007-12-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40700629/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
774,300.00152006-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40600649/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
476,700.00322006-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40600661/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00602006-08-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/30600625/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
30,000.00682006-02-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/10600629/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
280,000.00402005-12-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40500650/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
120,000.00532005-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20500656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00272005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/10500656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
345,000.00382004-10-01Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/30400667/-- Program name: Past Programs.
39,000.00652004-09-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/30400618/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
76,000.00582004-06-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20400715/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,070,000.0072004-06-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20400674/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
801,000.00132003-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40300678/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,140,000.0052003-09-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/30300691/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00602003-07-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/30300603/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
391,000.00362002-12-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40200623/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.00172002-06-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20200676/-- Program name: Past Programs.
100,000.00572002-06-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20200663/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,000,000.0082002-06-21Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20200709/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.00172002-06-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20200673/-- Program name: Past Programs.
102,000.00552002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/10200698/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
450,000.00342001-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40100684/-- Program name: Past Programs.
390,000.00372001-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40100669/-- Program name: Past Programs.
36,000.00662001-08-24Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/30100634/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
296,000.00392001-06-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20100652/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
465,000.00332001-06-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20100663/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
49,000.00632001-03-30Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/20100607/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
150,000.00502000-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40000653/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,000,000.0082000-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/40000658/-- Program name: Past Programs.
775,000.00142000-09-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/30000660/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
5,500.00712000-08-25Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/30000623/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
44,000.00642000-02-10Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/10000616/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.00221999-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/49900712/-- Program name: Past Programs.
200,000.00451999-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/49900713/-- Program name: Past Programs.
60,000.00591999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/19900651/-- Program name: Past Programs.
480,000.00311998-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/49800686/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00601998-06-22Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/39800608/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
12,000.00691998-03-27Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/29800604/-- Program name: Past Programs.
240,000.00421997-12-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/49700640/-- Program name: Past Programs.
10,000.00701997-09-22Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/49700602/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00271996-12-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/49600711/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,000,000.0081988-09-29Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/38800107/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
35,000.00671988-06-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/28800054/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00411985-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/28500056/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0081984-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/28400054/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00471974-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-oxford/27400034/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.