Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Southern California

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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
Facebook page usc
Websitehttp://www.usc.edu/
Twitter usernameusc
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Southern_California
Instagram usernameuscedu
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Southern+California

Full donee page for donee University of Southern California

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 65 223,000 406,820 12,500 43,000 72,000 165,000 200,000 223,000 280,800 450,000 650,000 883,000 1,900,000
Scholarly Communications 16 200,000 258,794 12,500 15,000 30,000 48,000 168,000 200,000 260,000 295,000 305,000 750,000 751,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 4 45,000 181,250 20,000 20,000 20,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 100,000 100,000 560,000 560,000 560,000
Diversity 11 200,000 233,964 30,000 93,000 96,000 123,800 150,000 200,000 250,000 280,800 350,000 400,000 600,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 32 280,000 584,656 43,000 125,500 175,000 208,000 222,500 280,000 629,000 650,000 883,000 1,500,000 1,900,000
Other 2 72,000 147,500 72,000 72,000 72,000 72,000 72,000 72,000 223,000 223,000 223,000 223,000 223,000

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 1997 1996 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1979 1976 1974
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 32 18,709,000.00 1,722,000.00 0.00 175,000.00 222,500.00 1,900,000.00 1,925,000.00 212,000.00 1,834,000.00 883,000.00 1,540,500.00 0.00 2,426,000.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 832,000.00 649,000.00 0.00 280,000.00 450,000.00 44,000.00 114,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 650,000.00 750,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 16 4,140,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 740,000.00 233,200.00 489,000.00 284,000.00 751,000.00 0.00 488,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 48,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 307,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 11 2,573,600.00 96,000.00 93,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 123,800.00 280,800.00 0.00 600,000.00 30,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 4 725,000.00 560,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 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 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 2 295,000.00 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 72,000.00 0.00 0.00 223,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 65 26,443,300.00 2,378,000.00 93,000.00 175,000.00 222,500.00 2,640,000.00 2,158,200.00 701,000.00 2,241,800.00 1,934,800.00 1,540,500.00 1,088,000.00 2,506,000.00 150,000.00 1,448,000.00 1,082,000.00 1,399,000.00 307,500.00 630,000.00 450,000.00 44,000.00 514,000.00 72,000.00 45,000.00 200,000.00 673,000.00 250,000.00 100,000.00 650,000.00 750,000.00

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 (65 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 65)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
560,000.00182017-12-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/1708-04793/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
96,000.00512017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/31700699/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,500,000.0042017-06-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/21700653/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
222,000.00352017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/11700659/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
93,000.00522016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/31600688/-- Program name: Diversity.
175,000.00432015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/21500615/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
222,500.00342014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/11400633/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,900,000.0012013-12-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/41300656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
740,000.00122013-03-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/11300698/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
203,200.00382012-12-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/41200613/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
175,000.00432012-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/21200641/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,750,000.0022012-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/11200657/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
30,000.00602012-03-05Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/11200126/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
200,000.00402011-12-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/41100626/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
289,000.00262011-03-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/11100713/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
212,000.00362011-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/11100652/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,645,000.0032010-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/41000700/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
189,000.00422010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/31000638/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
260,000.00292010-06-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/21000680/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
123,800.00492010-03-19Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/11000676/-- Program name: Diversity.
24,000.00622010-02-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/11000125/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
280,800.00272009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/40900715/-- Program name: Diversity.
751,000.0092009-06-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/20900636/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
883,000.0072009-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/20900655/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
20,000.00632009-04-20Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/20900625/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,250,000.0062008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30800769/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
165,000.00462008-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/10800688/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
125,500.00482008-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/10800741/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
168,000.00452007-12-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/40700640/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
305,000.00242007-12-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/40700627/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
600,000.00172007-10-03Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30700698/-- Program name: Diversity.
15,000.00642007-07-23Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30700629/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
872,000.0082006-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/40600689/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
470,000.00192006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30600712/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
650,000.00132006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30600660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00552006-08-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30600627/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
30,000.00602006-06-29Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30600609/-- Program name: Diversity.
226,000.00322006-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/20600658/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
208,000.00372006-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/10600659/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00472005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/40500723/-- Program name: Diversity.
48,000.00562004-10-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30400662/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,400,000.0052004-06-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/20400722/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
629,000.00162003-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30300659/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00302003-06-13Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/20300710/-- Program name: Diversity.
203,000.00392003-03-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/10300659/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
649,000.00152002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/10200700/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.00102002-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/10200722/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
295,000.00252001-09-21Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/30100686/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
12,500.00652001-05-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/20100621/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
280,000.00282000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/40000743/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00232000-06-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/20000737/-- Program name: Diversity.
450,000.00201999-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/19900672/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
44,000.00581997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/19700643/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00221996-12-06Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/49600662/-- Program name: Diversity.
71,000.00541996-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/29600674/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
43,000.00591996-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/19600680/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
72,000.00531994-06-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/29400570/-- Program name: Other.
45,000.00571993-10-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/39300179/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
200,000.00401992-12-14Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/49200294/-- Program name: Diversity.
223,000.00331991-12-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/49100253/-- Program name: Other.
450,000.00201991-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/49100241/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00301990-09-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/39000211/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00501979-12-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/47900068/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
650,000.00131976-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/37600036/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.00101974-09-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-southern-california/37400028/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.