Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of the Witwatersrand

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee University of the Witwatersrand in our system.

Full donee page for donee University of the Witwatersrand

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 92 361,130 470,078 3,300 25,000 50,000 130,000 296,000 361,130 500,000 694,000 800,000 1,000,000 1,750,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 56 500,000 536,903 3,300 20,500 60,000 150,000 460,000 500,000 690,000 754,700 858,000 1,000,000 1,750,000
Other 7 750,000 561,429 20,000 20,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 900,000 1,410,000 1,410,000
Diversity 5 130,000 202,126 22,500 22,500 22,500 97,000 97,000 130,000 130,000 361,130 361,130 400,000 400,000
Past Programs 20 296,000 288,300 25,000 25,000 40,000 100,000 240,000 296,000 300,000 355,000 360,000 600,000 900,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 3 500,000 699,667 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,449,000 1,449,000 1,449,000 1,449,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 1 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000

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 1995 1992 1990 1988
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 56 30,066,550.00 1,661,000.00 4,030,000.00 3,147,400.00 2,176,000.00 1,259,000.00 1,410,000.00 1,000,000.00 700,000.00 1,150,000.00 2,050,000.00 1,260,000.00 1,389,600.00 2,450,000.00 1,225,000.00 0.00 579,000.00 1,145,500.00 650,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,784,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 20 5,766,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 296,000.00 0.00 0.00 356,000.00 0.00 900,000.00 715,000.00 0.00 1,378,000.00 65,000.00 1,250,000.00 480,000.00 289,000.00 37,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 7 3,930,000.00 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 70,000.00 50,000.00 1,410,000.00 750,000.00 750,000.00 900,000.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 3 2,099,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,449,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 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
Diversity (filter this donor) 5 1,010,630.00 0.00 130,000.00 97,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 361,130.00 0.00 22,500.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 1 375,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 375,000.00 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
Total 92 43,247,180.00 2,161,000.00 4,160,000.00 3,244,400.00 2,176,000.00 1,259,000.00 2,859,000.00 1,361,130.00 1,075,000.00 1,172,500.00 2,496,000.00 1,260,000.00 1,789,600.00 2,806,000.00 1,225,000.00 900,000.00 1,294,000.00 1,145,500.00 2,028,000.00 1,065,000.00 1,250,000.00 2,264,050.00 359,000.00 87,000.00 1,410,000.00 750,000.00 750,000.00 900,000.00

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 (92 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 92)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
70,000.00712018-09-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/1807-06004/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
733,000.00242018-09-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/1804-05753/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
858,000.00152018-09-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/1804-05760/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
500,000.00352018-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/1802-05345/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00732017-12-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/1711-05172/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,730,000.0022017-12-07International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/1709-04903/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
858,000.00152017-12-07International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/1709-04897/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
694,000.00282017-09-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31700715/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
698,000.00272017-09-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31700716/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
130,000.00652017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31700701/-- Program name: Diversity.
844,700.00182016-12-08International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/41600690/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
754,700.00212016-12-08International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/41600691/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
690,000.00292016-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31600708/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
97,000.00702016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31600690/-- Program name: Diversity.
858,000.00152016-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31600703/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
732,000.00252015-12-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/41500688/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
768,000.00202015-09-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31500669/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
676,000.00302015-03-12International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11500656/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
229,000.00592014-12-04International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/41400685/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
880,000.00142014-03-13International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11400662/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
150,000.00622014-03-13International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11400661/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,449,000.0032013-12-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/41300660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
460,000.00432013-10-03International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31300629/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
100,000.00672013-10-03International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31300630/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
350,000.00512013-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11300696/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
500,000.00352013-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11300694/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
361,130.00472012-05-31Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/21200697/-- Program name: Diversity.
500,000.00352012-03-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11200684/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
500,000.00352012-03-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11200683/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
375,000.00462011-12-01Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/41100631/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
700,000.00262011-03-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11100696/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
800,000.00192010-09-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/31000665/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
22,500.00852010-03-19Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11000686/-- Program name: Diversity.
350,000.00512010-03-19International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/11000691/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
296,000.00562009-12-10Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40900645/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,000,000.0082009-09-24International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/30900678/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
50,000.00732009-09-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40900105/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
150,000.00622009-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20900650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0082009-03-13International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10900702/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
60,000.00722008-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40800694/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
600,000.00312008-09-18International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/30800707/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
500,000.00352008-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10800719/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
100,000.00672008-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10800727/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,300,000.0052007-12-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40700761/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
400,000.00452007-12-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40700754/-- Program name: Diversity.
45,000.00782007-02-26International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10700627/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
44,600.00792007-02-26International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10700613/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
356,000.00492006-12-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40600669/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00352006-06-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20600683/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,250,000.0062006-06-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20600681/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
200,000.00602006-03-20International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10600692/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
500,000.00352006-03-20International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10600690/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,200,000.0072005-06-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20500688/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
25,000.00822005-03-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20500602/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
300,000.00542004-06-11Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20400662/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.00312004-06-11Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20400661/-- Program name: Past Programs.
560,000.00342003-12-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40300675/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
355,000.00502003-09-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/30300643/-- Program name: Past Programs.
19,000.00882003-08-22International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/30300633/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
360,000.00482003-06-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20300666/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,000,000.0082002-12-16International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40200746/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
20,500.00862002-10-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40200603/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
125,000.00662002-06-21International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20200734/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
48,000.00772001-12-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10200602/-- Program name: Past Programs.
150,000.00622001-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40100753/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
300,000.00542001-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20100709/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00352001-06-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20100681/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
600,000.00312001-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/20100708/-- Program name: Past Programs.
430,000.00442001-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10100701/-- Program name: Past Programs.
40,000.00802000-11-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/40000624/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,000,000.0082000-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/30000672/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
25,000.00822000-03-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/10000658/-- Program name: Past Programs.
350,000.00511999-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/49900715/-- Program name: Past Programs.
900,000.00121999-06-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/29900704/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,750,000.0011998-10-02International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/39800694/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
3,300.00921998-09-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/39800639/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
7,000.00911998-09-08International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/39800633/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
240,000.00571998-06-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/29800630/-- Program name: Past Programs.
240,000.00571998-06-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/29800681/-- Program name: Past Programs.
15,000.00891998-03-25International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/29800603/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
8,750.00901998-01-30International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/19800618/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
164,000.00611997-12-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/49700614/-- Program name: Past Programs.
20,000.00871997-08-21Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/39700623/-- Program name: Other.
50,000.00731997-06-26Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/39700605/-- Program name: Other.
25,000.00821997-05-20Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/29700693/-- Program name: Past Programs.
100,000.00671997-03-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/19700701/-- Program name: Past Programs.
50,000.00731996-08-08Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/39600615/-- Program name: Other.
37,000.00811996-05-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/29600612/-- Program name: Past Programs.
1,410,000.0041995-03-13Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/19500680/-- Program name: Other.
750,000.00221992-06-08Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/29200119/-- Program name: Other.
750,000.00221990-09-28Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/39000236/-- Program name: Other.
900,000.00121988-06-14Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-witwatersrand/28800068/-- Program name: Other.