Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Vassar College

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Vassar College in our system.

Full donee page for donee Vassar College

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 37 250,000 544,600 26,390 41,300 50,000 100,000 150,000 250,000 350,000 630,000 750,000 1,500,000 4,000,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 33 250,000 563,906 26,390 45,000 50,000 100,000 170,000 250,000 350,000 650,000 750,000 1,500,000 4,000,000
Scholarly Communications 2 41,300 70,650 41,300 41,300 41,300 41,300 41,300 41,300 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 2 200,000 700,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000

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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1993 1989 1987 1984 1978 1970
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 33 18,608,890.00 2,600,000.00 800,000.00 136,000.00 150,000.00 750,000.00 4,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 56,890.00 900,000.00 630,000.00 1,880,000.00 45,000.00 650,000.00 0.00 576,000.00 330,000.00 200,000.00 1,385,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 170,000.00 75,000.00 300,000.00 125,000.00 250,000.00 750,000.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 2 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 2 141,300.00 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 41,300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 37 20,150,190.00 2,600,000.00 800,000.00 136,000.00 150,000.00 750,000.00 4,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 56,890.00 900,000.00 1,830,000.00 1,880,000.00 45,000.00 650,000.00 41,300.00 576,000.00 330,000.00 200,000.00 1,385,000.00 350,000.00 200,000.00 100,000.00 170,000.00 75,000.00 300,000.00 125,000.00 250,000.00 750,000.00

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 (37 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 37)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,500,000.0022018-09-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/1806-05899/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00262018-05-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/1802-05578/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
800,000.0072017-03-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/11700618/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
136,000.00242016-12-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/11700108/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00232014-06-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/21400638/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0082013-12-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/41300674/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
4,000,000.0012012-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/11200698/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0042011-12-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/41100698/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
30,500.00352010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/31000628/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
26,390.00372010-05-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/21000129/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
850,000.0062009-12-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/40900673/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00302009-09-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/40900110/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
630,000.00122008-09-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/30800695/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,200,000.0052008-09-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/30800728/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
30,000.00362007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/30700661/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00302007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/30700693/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,800,000.0032007-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/10700681/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
45,000.00332006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/30600653/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
650,000.00112003-03-21Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/10300650/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
41,300.00342002-05-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/20200650/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
76,000.00282001-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/40100712/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00132001-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/40100711/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00302000-10-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/40000616/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
280,000.00172000-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/20000692/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00201999-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/49900680/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00181998-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/49800654/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
435,000.00141998-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/49800651/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
700,000.00101998-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/19800693/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00151997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/19700662/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00201996-09-20Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/39600647/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
100,000.00261995-06-16Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/29500638/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
170,000.00221993-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/19300030/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
75,000.00291989-06-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/28900113/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00161987-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/28700054/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
125,000.00251984-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/38400066/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00181978-12-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/47800035/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0081970-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/vassar-college/37000027/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.