Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of Washington

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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 UofWA
Websitehttp://www.washington.edu
Twitter usernameUW
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Washington
Instagram usernameuofwa
Tumblr subdomainuofwa
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Washington

Full donee page for donee University of Washington

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 70 250,000 303,286 15,000 42,000 55,000 110,000 175,000 250,000 300,000 380,000 470,000 650,000 1,257,100
Diversity 2 15,000 157,500 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Past Programs 32 300,000 290,750 15,000 50,000 90,000 170,000 250,000 300,000 360,000 395,000 420,000 495,000 650,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 30 175,000 283,367 30,000 42,000 54,000 75,000 150,000 175,000 225,000 262,000 400,000 650,000 1,257,100
Scholarly Communications 3 682,000 657,333 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 682,000 682,000 682,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000
Other 1 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 2 300,000 525,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000

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 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1990 1989 1986 1984 1983 1982 1980 1977 1975 1973 1972
Past Programs (filter this donor) 32 9,304,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 420,000.00 545,000.00 0.00 1,145,000.00 609,000.00 685,000.00 1,080,000.00 400,000.00 635,000.00 600,000.00 700,000.00 600,000.00 340,000.00 260,000.00 170,000.00 200,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 30 8,501,000.00 650,000.00 225,000.00 175,000.00 190,600.00 750,000.00 971,300.00 175,000.00 2,083,100.00 291,000.00 158,000.00 55,000.00 100,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 662,000.00 110,000.00 310,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 30,000.00 150,000.00 40,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 3 1,972,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 682,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 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
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 2 1,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 750,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 2 315,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 1 88,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 88,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 70 21,230,000.00 650,000.00 225,000.00 475,000.00 1,622,600.00 750,000.00 2,221,300.00 175,000.00 2,098,100.00 291,000.00 158,000.00 55,000.00 100,000.00 1,165,000.00 460,000.00 1,507,000.00 110,000.00 1,455,000.00 609,000.00 685,000.00 1,080,000.00 400,000.00 635,000.00 600,000.00 700,000.00 600,000.00 340,000.00 910,000.00 170,000.00 200,000.00 225,000.00 88,000.00 250,000.00 30,000.00 150,000.00 40,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (70 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 70)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
650,000.0072018-09-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/1804-05754/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
225,000.00382017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/11700660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00282016-12-08Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/41600668/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
175,000.00432016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/31600623/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0032015-12-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/41500643/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
682,000.0062015-12-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/41500663/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
190,600.00422015-03-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/11500617/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0032014-12-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/41400655/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,250,000.0022012-09-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/31200636/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
750,000.0032012-09-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/31200607/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
221,300.00392012-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/11200648/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00432011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/21100632/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
600,000.00102010-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/41000697/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,257,100.0012010-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/41000689/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
54,000.00592010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/31000627/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
172,000.00452010-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/21000633/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
15,000.00692010-04-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/21000110/-- Program name: Past Programs.
42,000.00642009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30900652/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
249,000.00372009-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/10900666/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
55,000.00572008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30800665/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00612008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30800767/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
53,000.00602008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30800664/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
55,000.00572007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30700659/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00512006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30600763/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
65,000.00552003-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/40300712/-- Program name: Past Programs.
290,000.00322003-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/40300708/-- Program name: Past Programs.
15,000.00692003-11-21Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/40300621/-- Program name: Diversity.
395,000.00212003-09-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30300642/-- Program name: Past Programs.
400,000.00172003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/20300711/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
420,000.00162002-09-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30200677/-- Program name: Past Programs.
40,000.00652002-09-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30200643/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
545,000.00122001-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/40100653/-- Program name: Past Programs.
262,000.00332001-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/40100748/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00282001-09-21Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/30100693/-- Program name: Diversity.
400,000.00172001-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/10100685/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
110,000.00502000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/40000671/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
65,000.00551999-09-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/39900671/-- Program name: Past Programs.
470,000.00151999-06-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/29900705/-- Program name: Past Programs.
360,000.00241999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19900645/-- Program name: Past Programs.
310,000.00271999-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19900692/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00351999-03-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19900632/-- Program name: Past Programs.
400,000.00171998-06-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/29800668/-- Program name: Past Programs.
209,000.00401998-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19800707/-- Program name: Past Programs.
170,000.00461997-12-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/49700613/-- Program name: Past Programs.
20,000.00681997-03-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19700687/-- Program name: Past Programs.
495,000.00131997-03-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19700691/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00611996-12-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/49600698/-- Program name: Past Programs.
380,000.00221996-03-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19600629/-- Program name: Past Programs.
650,000.0071996-03-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19600637/-- Program name: Past Programs.
400,000.00171995-10-27Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/39500689/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00611994-12-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/49400863/-- Program name: Past Programs.
495,000.00131994-03-25Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19400236/-- Program name: Past Programs.
90,000.00521994-03-25Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19400252/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.00101993-03-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19300046/-- Program name: Past Programs.
370,000.00231992-06-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/29200125/-- Program name: Past Programs.
330,000.00261992-06-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/29200126/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.00281990-12-10Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/49000301/-- Program name: Past Programs.
300,000.00281990-03-30Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/19000084/-- Program name: Past Programs.
340,000.00251989-10-03Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/38900144/-- Program name: Past Programs.
260,000.00341986-06-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/28600044/-- Program name: Past Programs.
650,000.0071986-03-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/18600056/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
170,000.00461984-03-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/18400052/-- Program name: Past Programs.
200,000.00411983-10-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/38300064/-- Program name: Past Programs.
75,000.00541982-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/38200060/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00481982-10-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/38200061/-- Program name: Past Programs.
88,000.00531980-06-18Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/28000042/-- Program name: Other.
250,000.00351977-03-30Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/17700041/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
30,000.00671975-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/47500049/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00481973-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/47300037/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
40,000.00651972-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-washington/37200037/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.