Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Texas at Austin

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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 UTAustinTX
Websitehttp://www.utexas.edu
Twitter usernameUTAustin
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Texas_at_Austin
Instagram usernameutaustintx

Full donee page for donee University of Texas at Austin

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 53 204,300 296,019 18,000 45,000 50,000 90,000 149,000 204,300 300,000 405,000 450,000 510,000 2,000,000
Other 3 90,000 269,333 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000
Scholarly Communications 9 260,000 314,633 20,600 20,600 137,100 149,000 150,000 260,000 312,000 340,000 700,000 763,000 763,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 21 175,000 301,252 40,000 40,000 50,000 75,000 110,000 175,000 204,300 250,000 405,000 500,000 2,000,000
Past Programs 15 190,000 224,600 49,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 190,000 300,000 340,000 420,000 450,000 510,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 4 450,000 463,500 400,000 400,000 400,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 504,000 504,000 504,000
Diversity 1 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

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 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1992 1991 1990 1985 1982 1980 1978 1975 1972
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 21 6,326,300.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 204,300.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 890,000.00 0.00 290,000.00 0.00 375,000.00 407,000.00 0.00 45,000.00 40,000.00 905,000.00 105,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 75,000.00 330,000.00 110,000.00 50,000.00 75,000.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 15 3,369,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 49,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 890,000.00 810,000.00 0.00 0.00 510,000.00 240,000.00 50,000.00 470,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 9 2,831,700.00 700,000.00 763,000.00 0.00 149,000.00 0.00 137,100.00 20,600.00 0.00 312,000.00 0.00 340,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 260,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 4 1,854,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 504,000.00 450,000.00 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 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 3 808,000.00 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 0.00 718,000.00 0.00 0.00 90,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 53 15,689,000.00 3,200,000.00 763,000.00 1,104,300.00 828,000.00 450,000.00 137,100.00 20,600.00 49,000.00 312,000.00 890,000.00 340,000.00 1,180,000.00 810,000.00 375,000.00 407,000.00 660,000.00 285,000.00 1,068,000.00 1,375,000.00 155,000.00 90,000.00 300,000.00 250,000.00 75,000.00 330,000.00 110,000.00 50,000.00 75,000.00

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 (53 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 53)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
500,000.0082017-12-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/1708-04771/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
2,000,000.0012017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/11700604/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
700,000.0042017-03-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/11700642/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
763,000.0032015-03-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/11500653/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
500,000.0082014-12-04Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/41400668/-- Program name: Diversity.
400,000.00172014-06-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/21400669/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
204,300.00272014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/11400634/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
149,000.00322013-12-05Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/41300605/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
504,000.0072013-10-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/31300649/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
175,000.00302013-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/21300632/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
450,000.00112011-06-03Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/21100701/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
137,100.00332010-12-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/41000623/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
20,600.00522009-03-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/20900610/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
49,000.00472008-06-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/20800695/-- Program name: Past Programs.
312,000.00212007-06-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/20700705/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
40,000.00492004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/40400703/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
850,000.0022004-10-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/30400624/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
340,000.00192003-03-21Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/10300668/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
450,000.00112002-12-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/40200687/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00252002-06-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/20200693/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00372002-06-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/20200671/-- Program name: Past Programs.
340,000.00192002-06-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/20200665/-- Program name: Past Programs.
40,000.00492002-03-29Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/20200601/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
510,000.0062000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/10000665/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.00222000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/10000671/-- Program name: Past Programs.
375,000.00181999-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/39900624/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
407,000.00151998-06-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/29800664/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
60,000.00411997-12-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/49700636/-- Program name: Past Programs.
150,000.00311997-09-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/39700637/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
450,000.00111997-03-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/19700695/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00421996-12-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/49600697/-- Program name: Past Programs.
190,000.00291996-06-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/29600679/-- Program name: Past Programs.
45,000.00481996-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/19600677/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00421995-12-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/49500641/-- Program name: Past Programs.
700,000.0041995-10-27Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/39500700/-- Program name: Other.
18,000.00531995-07-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/39500610/-- Program name: Other.
260,000.00241995-03-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/19500644/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
40,000.00491995-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/19500641/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00421994-12-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/49400877/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.0081994-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/29400510/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
405,000.00161994-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/29400522/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
420,000.00141994-03-25Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/19400240/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00421992-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/49200308/-- Program name: Past Programs.
105,000.00361992-10-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/39200204/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
90,000.00381991-12-09Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/49100255/-- Program name: Other.
300,000.00221990-12-10Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/49000300/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00251985-06-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/28500059/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
75,000.00391982-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/38200056/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
130,000.00341980-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/18000045/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00281980-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/18000046/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
110,000.00351978-06-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/27800029/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00421975-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/47500047/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
75,000.00391972-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-texas-at-austin/37200035/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.