Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Pretoria

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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
Websitehttp://www.up.ac.za/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Pretoria

Full donee page for donee University of Pretoria

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 18 721,000 696,613 38,525 76,000 150,000 200,000 336,500 721,000 876,000 944,308 1,000,000 1,750,000 1,993,700
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 1 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525 38,525
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 14 778,000 808,893 76,000 150,000 200,000 336,500 721,000 778,000 944,308 965,000 1,140,000 1,750,000 1,993,700
Arts and Cultural Heritage 2 150,000 513,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 876,000 876,000 876,000 876,000 876,000
Past Programs 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 1998 1997
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 14 11,324,508.00 797,000.00 1,111,000.00 2,958,700.00 1,280,808.00 937,000.00 1,000,000.00 200,000.00 1,140,000.00 150,000.00 1,750,000.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 2 1,026,000.00 0.00 876,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 1 38,525.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 38,525.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 12,539,033.00 797,000.00 1,987,000.00 2,958,700.00 1,430,808.00 937,000.00 1,038,525.00 200,000.00 1,140,000.00 150,000.00 1,750,000.00 150,000.00

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 (18 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
76,000.00172018-09-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/1805-05820/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
721,000.00102018-09-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/1804-05726/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
876,000.0082017-09-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/31700645/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
778,000.0092017-09-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/31700710/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
333,000.00122017-09-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/31700719/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,993,700.0012016-12-08International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/41600689/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
965,000.0052016-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/31600702/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
150,000.00142015-12-21Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/11600112/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
944,308.0062015-12-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/41500687/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
336,500.00112015-09-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/31500675/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
937,000.0072014-12-04International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/41400687/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
38,525.00182013-04-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/21300101/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0042013-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/11300692/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
200,000.00132012-09-13International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/31200629/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,140,000.0032011-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/31100653/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
150,000.00142010-09-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/31000666/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,750,000.0021998-10-02International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/39800693/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
150,000.00141997-03-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pretoria/19700700/-- Program name: Past Programs.