Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Wesleyan 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

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

Full donee page for donee Wesleyan 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 50 200,000 385,080 2,500 40,000 95,000 120,000 150,000 200,000 290,000 400,000 610,000 800,000 2,000,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 35 290,000 443,377 2,500 30,000 95,000 100,000 150,000 290,000 325,000 500,000 750,000 1,000,000 2,000,000
Diversity 11 189,000 177,800 45,000 77,000 120,000 123,800 141,000 189,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 260,000 400,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 3 750,000 516,667 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Past Programs 1 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000 230,000

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 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1997 1996 1995 1992 1989 1987 1983 1981 1978 1975 1972
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 35 15,518,200.00 1,279,000.00 0.00 1,005,000.00 150,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 800,000.00 142,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 200,000.00 1,525,000.00 100,000.00 610,000.00 1,685,000.00 0.00 395,000.00 57,200.00 850,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 325,000.00 400,000.00 525,000.00 100,000.00 530,000.00 40,000.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 11 1,955,800.00 0.00 120,000.00 77,000.00 141,000.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 123,800.00 189,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 260,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 3 1,550,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 50,000.00 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
Past Programs (filter this donor) 1 230,000.00 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 0.00 230,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 50 19,254,000.00 1,279,000.00 120,000.00 1,082,000.00 291,000.00 2,045,000.00 750,000.00 2,000,000.00 1,673,800.00 381,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 400,000.00 1,525,000.00 100,000.00 610,000.00 2,085,000.00 230,000.00 395,000.00 317,200.00 850,000.00 200,000.00 500,000.00 325,000.00 400,000.00 525,000.00 100,000.00 530,000.00 40,000.00

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 (50 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 50)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
279,000.00222018-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/1710-04961/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,000,000.0042018-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/1712-05177/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
120,000.00362017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/31700704/-- Program name: Diversity.
750,000.0082016-12-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/41600604/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
77,000.00422016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/31600691/-- Program name: Diversity.
255,000.00242016-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/11600608/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
141,000.00332015-09-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/31500665/-- Program name: Diversity.
150,000.00312015-06-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/21500621/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
45,000.00452014-12-04Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/41400672/-- Program name: Diversity.
2,000,000.0012014-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/11400646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0082013-12-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/41300626/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
2,000,000.0012011-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/31100638/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0082010-06-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/21000701/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
800,000.0062010-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/21000663/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
123,800.00352010-03-19Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/11000678/-- Program name: Diversity.
189,000.00302009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40900718/-- Program name: Diversity.
142,000.00322009-09-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/30900671/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00432009-03-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20900611/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
100,000.00372008-06-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/30800629/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00372008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20800672/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00192006-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20600670/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00262005-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40500696/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00262005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40500725/-- Program name: Diversity.
25,000.00482004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40400705/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0032004-06-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20400687/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00372003-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20300699/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
610,000.00112002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/10200706/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
800,000.0062000-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/40000695/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
290,000.00212000-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/30000656/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00122000-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/30000653/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00142000-06-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/20000740/-- Program name: Diversity.
95,000.00412000-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/10000701/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
230,000.00251999-06-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/29900700/-- Program name: Past Programs.
395,000.00171997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/19700669/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
260,000.00231996-12-06Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/49600665/-- Program name: Diversity.
4,700.00491996-07-24Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/39600607/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00431996-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/29600660/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,500.00501996-02-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/19600616/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
850,000.0051995-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/19500645/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00261992-12-14Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/49200289/-- Program name: Diversity.
300,000.00191989-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/48900230/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00261989-03-22Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/18900019/-- Program name: Diversity.
325,000.00181987-10-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/38700088/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00141983-10-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/38300090/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
125,000.00341981-10-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/38100086/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00141981-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/18100085/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00371978-06-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/27800047/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.00121975-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/47500068/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
30,000.00471975-12-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/47500069/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
40,000.00461972-09-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wesleyan-university/37200056/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.