Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Rochester

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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
Websitehttp://www.rochester.edu
Twitter usernameUofR
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Rochester
Instagram usernameurochester
Tumblr subdomainurochester

Full donee page for donee University of Rochester

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 23 225,000 404,872 4,550 40,000 69,500 175,000 225,000 225,000 283,000 675,000 750,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 11 650,000 512,232 4,550 25,000 40,000 40,000 500,000 650,000 675,000 750,000 950,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Scholarly Communications 5 175,000 275,500 69,500 69,500 69,500 101,000 101,000 175,000 175,000 283,000 283,000 749,000 749,000
Past Programs 6 225,000 216,667 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

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 2015 2014 2013 2009 2007 2006 2003 2001 1997 1995 1988 1986 1985 1982 1980 1979 1976 1975 1973
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 11 5,634,550.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,550.00 0.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 675,000.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 975,000.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 5 1,377,500.00 0.00 101,000.00 0.00 0.00 175,000.00 818,500.00 283,000.00 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
Past Programs (filter this donor) 6 1,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 225,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 23 9,312,050.00 1,000,000.00 101,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 175,000.00 818,500.00 283,000.00 4,550.00 1,000,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 225,000.00 675,000.00 225,000.00 225,000.00 750,000.00 1,200,000.00 200,000.00 650,000.00 200,000.00

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 (23 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 23)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,000,000.0012017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/11700610/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
101,000.00182015-01-26Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/11500120/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
500,000.0092014-09-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/31400639/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0012013-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/31300609/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00172009-06-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/20900634/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
69,500.00192007-12-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/40700624/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
749,000.0062007-10-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/30700710/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
283,000.00102006-03-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/10600636/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
4,550.00232003-07-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/30300604/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0012001-06-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/20100687/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
40,000.00201997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/19700647/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
40,000.00201995-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/19500640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,000.00111988-06-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/28800092/-- Program name: Past Programs.
675,000.0071986-06-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/28600043/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,000.00111985-06-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/28500058/-- Program name: Past Programs.
225,000.00111982-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/28200048/-- Program name: Past Programs.
750,000.0051980-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/48000042/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
950,000.0041979-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/37900061/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
25,000.00221979-03-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/47700032/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,000.00111979-03-28Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/17900061/-- Program name: Past Programs.
200,000.00151976-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/27600033/-- Program name: Past Programs.
650,000.0081975-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/27500026/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00151973-06-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-rochester/27300030/-- Program name: Past Programs.