Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Virginia

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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 UniversityofVirginia
Websitehttp://www.virginia.edu/
Twitter usernameUVA
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Virginia
Instagram usernameuva

Full donee page for donee University of Virginia

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 72 265,000 487,392 20,000 50,000 90,000 150,000 225,000 265,000 420,000 575,000 750,000 1,000,000 3,470,000
Scholarly Communications 28 640,000 638,729 20,000 47,000 265,000 400,000 575,000 640,000 750,000 798,000 1,000,000 1,203,000 1,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 25 162,000 457,452 27,000 50,000 50,000 55,000 110,000 162,000 200,000 226,000 250,000 1,500,000 3,470,000
Other 6 175,000 242,750 35,000 35,000 99,500 99,500 175,000 175,000 197,000 450,000 450,000 500,000 500,000
Past Programs 11 300,000 289,545 50,000 85,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 360,000 400,000 420,000 420,000 550,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 2 315,000 565,000 315,000 315,000 315,000 315,000 315,000 315,000 815,000 815,000 815,000 815,000 815,000

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 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1993 1991 1989 1988 1987 1986 1983 1982 1980
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 28 17,884,400.00 1,000,000.00 850,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 345,000.00 0.00 575,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,518,000.00 3,453,000.00 24,400.00 1,548,000.00 698,000.00 2,038,000.00 683,000.00 312,000.00 1,300,000.00 640,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 25 11,436,300.00 0.00 150,000.00 177,000.00 4,220,000.00 0.00 256,300.00 0.00 2,900,000.00 443,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 27,000.00 0.00 1,921,000.00 110,000.00 157,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 200,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 11 3,185,000.00 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 0.00 250,000.00 420,000.00 420,000.00 610,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 650,000.00 400,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 85,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 6 1,456,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 232,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 175,000.00 0.00 99,500.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 2 1,130,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 815,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 315,000.00 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
Total 72 35,092,200.00 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 177,000.00 6,035,000.00 345,000.00 256,300.00 575,000.00 3,215,000.00 443,000.00 1,518,000.00 3,553,000.00 24,400.00 1,548,000.00 725,000.00 2,038,000.00 2,604,000.00 672,000.00 1,877,000.00 1,260,000.00 2,110,000.00 50,000.00 250,000.00 1,100,000.00 400,000.00 750,000.00 232,000.00 85,000.00 500,000.00 225,000.00 175,000.00 250,000.00 99,500.00

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 (72 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 72)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,000,000.0072018-09-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/1802-05515/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
100,000.00552017-12-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/1708-04739/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.00142017-09-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/31700667/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
150,000.00512017-02-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/11700126/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
177,000.00482016-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/11600617/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
815,000.00122015-12-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/41500633/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
750,000.00142015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/21500630/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0072015-06-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/21500716/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
3,470,000.0012015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/21500642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
345,000.00332014-03-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/11400667/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
256,300.00382013-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/11300653/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
575,000.00222012-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/11200692/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,900,000.0022011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/31100630/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
315,000.00342011-09-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/31100666/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
55,000.00602010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/31000626/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
226,000.00432010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/31000639/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
162,000.00502010-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/11000648/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
870,000.00112009-09-24Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/30900713/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
90,000.00582009-06-19Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/20900637/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
538,000.00242009-03-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10900648/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
20,000.00722009-03-02Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10900632/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00612008-10-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/40800605/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00612008-06-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/30800626/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.00142008-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/20800625/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,203,000.0062008-03-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10800738/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,500,000.0032008-03-14Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10800728/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
24,400.00712007-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10800617/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.00142006-09-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/30600703/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
798,000.00132006-06-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/20600708/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
698,000.00182005-12-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/40500658/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
27,000.00702005-09-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/30500634/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
638,000.00212004-06-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/20400709/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,400,000.0052004-06-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/20400710/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
50,000.00612003-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/30300653/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
683,000.00192003-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/20300633/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
244,000.00422003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/20300712/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
127,000.00522003-03-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10300632/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0032003-03-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10300625/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
265,000.00372002-12-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/40200633/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
250,000.00392002-03-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10200676/-- Program name: Past Programs.
110,000.00532002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10200699/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
47,000.00682002-01-25Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10200643/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
107,000.00542001-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/40100699/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00612001-09-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/30100665/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0072001-09-21Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/30100683/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
300,000.00352001-06-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/20100660/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
420,000.00282001-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10100711/-- Program name: Past Programs.
640,000.00202000-12-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/40000719/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
200,000.00452000-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/30000667/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
420,000.00282000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/10000678/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,000,000.0071999-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/49900693/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
500,000.00251999-06-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/29900656/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
250,000.00391999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/19900631/-- Program name: Past Programs.
360,000.00321999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/19900644/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00611998-04-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/29800606/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00451997-12-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/49700717/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00611997-09-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/39700644/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00611996-12-30Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/19700609/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00301996-06-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/29600664/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
100,000.00551996-03-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/19600627/-- Program name: Past Programs.
550,000.00231996-03-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/19600639/-- Program name: Past Programs.
400,000.00301993-03-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/19300049/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.00351991-12-09Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/49100260/-- Program name: Past Programs.
450,000.00271991-09-30Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/39100198/-- Program name: Other.
35,000.00691989-03-22Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/18900036/-- Program name: Other.
197,000.00471989-03-22Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/18900014/-- Program name: Other.
85,000.00591988-09-29Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/38800118/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00251987-03-19Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/18700055/-- Program name: Other.
225,000.00441986-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/48600048/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00491983-06-15Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/28300060/-- Program name: Other.
250,000.00391982-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/38200059/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
99,500.00571980-12-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-virginia/48000043/-- Program name: Other.