Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Washington University in St. Louis

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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 Washington University in St. Louis in our system.

Full donee page for donee Washington University in St. Louis

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 48 200,000 341,713 32,000 41,000 66,000 123,800 173,000 200,000 350,000 360,000 550,000 810,000 1,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 25 229,200 433,048 32,000 40,000 46,000 150,000 161,000 229,200 360,000 650,000 750,000 1,080,000 1,500,000
Scholarly Communications 4 50,000 288,300 36,200 36,200 36,200 50,000 50,000 50,000 517,000 517,000 550,000 550,000 550,000
Diversity 11 125,000 196,073 61,000 85,000 91,000 100,000 123,800 125,000 200,000 300,000 350,000 350,000 371,000
Past Programs 8 250,000 283,250 66,000 66,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 500,000 500,000

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 2011 2010 2009 2008 2005 2004 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1992 1991 1990 1988 1987 1985 1982 1980 1979 1976 1973 1970
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 25 10,826,200.00 1,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 175,000.00 0.00 879,200.00 0.00 546,000.00 150,000.00 200,000.00 334,000.00 1,321,000.00 1,080,000.00 120,000.00 810,000.00 40,000.00 39,000.00 0.00 360,000.00 240,000.00 0.00 682,000.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 8 2,266,000.00 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 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 566,000.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 11 2,156,800.00 0.00 85,000.00 61,000.00 91,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 123,800.00 450,000.00 0.00 371,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 4 1,153,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 517,000.00 50,000.00 550,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 36,200.00 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 48 16,402,200.00 1,000,000.00 1,585,000.00 236,000.00 608,000.00 1,054,200.00 550,000.00 669,800.00 600,000.00 200,000.00 705,000.00 1,321,000.00 1,116,200.00 420,000.00 810,000.00 40,000.00 389,000.00 200,000.00 360,000.00 240,000.00 350,000.00 682,000.00 350,000.00 350,000.00 750,000.00 250,000.00 800,000.00 200,000.00 566,000.00

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 (48 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 48)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,000,000.0042018-05-31Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/1711-05169/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0012017-12-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/1708-04826/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
85,000.00382017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/31700702/-- Program name: Diversity.
175,000.00282016-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/31600624/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
61,000.00402016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/31600693/-- Program name: Diversity.
517,000.00112015-12-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/41500667/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
91,000.00372015-09-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/31500664/-- Program name: Diversity.
125,000.00332014-12-04Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/41400671/-- Program name: Diversity.
50,000.00412014-07-21Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/31400110/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
650,000.0072014-06-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/21400616/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
229,200.00242014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/11400635/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
550,000.00102011-03-10Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/11100705/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
500,000.00122010-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/41000692/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
46,000.00432010-09-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/31000629/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
123,800.00342010-03-19Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/11000677/-- Program name: Diversity.
350,000.00162009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/40900716/-- Program name: Diversity.
100,000.00362009-06-22Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/30900617/-- Program name: Diversity.
150,000.00312009-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/20900652/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00412008-12-22Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/10900613/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00312008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/20800656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
371,000.00142005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/40500724/-- Program name: Diversity.
161,000.00302005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/10500652/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
173,000.00292005-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/10500653/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
41,000.00442004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/40400704/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,280,000.0022004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/40400709/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
36,200.00472001-05-18Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/20100627/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
1,080,000.0032001-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/10100648/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00212000-06-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/20000738/-- Program name: Diversity.
120,000.00352000-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/10000694/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
810,000.0051999-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/49900668/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
40,000.00451998-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/19800678/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00161996-12-06Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/49600663/-- Program name: Diversity.
39,000.00461996-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/19600685/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00251992-12-14Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/49200295/-- Program name: Diversity.
360,000.00151991-12-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/49100245/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
240,000.00231990-09-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/39000207/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00161988-06-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/28800088/-- Program name: Past Programs.
650,000.0071987-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/48700071/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
32,000.00481987-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/18700087/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00161985-06-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/28500072/-- Program name: Past Programs.
350,000.00161982-06-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/28200073/-- Program name: Past Programs.
750,000.0061980-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/48000071/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.00221979-03-28Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/17900084/-- Program name: Past Programs.
600,000.0091976-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/37600045/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00251976-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/27600044/-- Program name: Past Programs.
200,000.00251973-06-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/27300047/-- Program name: Past Programs.
66,000.00391970-09-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/37000038/-- Program name: Past Programs.
500,000.00121970-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/washington-university-in-st-louis/27000037/-- Program name: Past Programs.