Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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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 virginiatech
Websitehttp://www.vt.edu/
Twitter usernamevirginia_tech
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech
Instagram usernamevirginia.tech

Full donee page for donee Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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 11 200,000 536,186 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 219,000 385,600 593,450 1,750,000 2,500,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 7 385,600 768,436 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 385,600 593,450 593,450 1,750,000 2,500,000 2,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 3 50,000 100,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Scholarly Communications 1 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000

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 2008 2006 2005 2002 2001 2000 1999 1970
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 7 5,379,050.00 385,600.00 0.00 1,750,000.00 2,550,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 593,450.00 0.00
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 3 300,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 1 219,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 219,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 5,898,050.00 385,600.00 50,000.00 1,750,000.00 2,769,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 593,450.00 200,000.00

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 (11 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
385,600.0042008-03-14Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/10800641/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
50,000.0072006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/30600769/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,750,000.0022005-12-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/40500634/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
219,000.0052002-09-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/30200646/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
2,500,000.0012002-06-21Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/20200742/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
50,000.0072002-02-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/10200655/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
50,000.0072001-02-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/10100640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.0072001-02-23Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/10100636/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
50,000.0072000-08-02Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/30000617/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
593,450.0031999-06-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/29900693/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
200,000.0061970-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/47000022/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.