Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Williams College

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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 Williams College in our system.

Full donee page for donee Williams 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 56 240,000 357,554 15,000 60,000 114,000 150,000 200,000 240,000 300,000 400,000 463,000 690,000 2,500,000
Scholarly Communications 2 15,000 84,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 153,000 153,000 153,000 153,000 153,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 32 300,000 444,100 32,000 50,000 150,000 208,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 463,000 500,000 750,000 2,500,000
Past Programs 2 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Diversity 14 150,000 192,057 60,000 64,000 111,000 123,800 139,000 150,000 200,000 220,000 280,000 300,000 447,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 6 300,000 472,500 165,000 165,000 175,000 175,000 300,000 300,000 425,000 500,000 500,000 1,270,000 1,270,000

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 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1992 1989 1987 1983 1981 1980 1979 1977 1972
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 32 14,211,200.00 300,000.00 0.00 240,000.00 0.00 0.00 188,200.00 148,000.00 208,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 150,000.00 4,000,000.00 400,000.00 74,000.00 1,203,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 475,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 550,000.00 500,000.00 650,000.00 300,000.00 350,000.00 350,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 750,000.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 6 2,835,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,270,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 425,000.00 0.00 175,000.00 0.00 165,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 14 2,688,800.00 0.00 114,000.00 111,000.00 139,000.00 60,000.00 64,000.00 0.00 123,800.00 447,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 280,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 220,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 200,000.00 280,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 2 168,000.00 153,000.00 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 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Programs (filter this donor) 2 120,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 56 20,023,000.00 453,000.00 114,000.00 851,000.00 139,000.00 60,000.00 552,200.00 148,000.00 331,800.00 447,000.00 2,520,000.00 150,000.00 4,000,000.00 680,000.00 74,000.00 1,203,000.00 500,000.00 300,000.00 475,000.00 1,425,000.00 220,000.00 425,000.00 565,000.00 1,015,000.00 850,000.00 580,000.00 410,000.00 350,000.00 125,000.00 60,000.00 250,000.00 750,000.00

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 (56 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 56)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
153,000.00392018-09-06Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/1802-05567/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
300,000.00212018-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/1710-04960/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
114,000.00452017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/31700706/-- Program name: Diversity.
111,000.00462016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/31600692/-- Program name: Diversity.
500,000.0082016-03-10Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/11600642/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
240,000.00292016-03-10Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/11600610/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
139,000.00422015-09-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/31500666/-- Program name: Diversity.
60,000.00492014-12-04Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/41400673/-- Program name: Diversity.
300,000.00212013-12-05Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/41300623/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
64,000.00482013-12-05Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/41300688/-- Program name: Diversity.
188,200.00362013-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/11300654/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
48,000.00532011-08-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/31100131/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
100,000.00472011-06-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/21100664/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
123,800.00442010-03-19Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/11000679/-- Program name: Diversity.
208,000.00322010-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/11000649/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
447,000.00142009-12-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/40900719/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,270,000.0032008-12-17Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/40800623/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
1,250,000.0042008-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/20800675/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.00402007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/30700690/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
1,500,000.0022006-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/40600700/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
2,500,000.0012006-03-20Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/10600684/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
280,000.00252005-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/40500726/-- Program name: Diversity.
400,000.00162005-06-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/20500686/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
42,000.00542004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/40400706/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
32,000.00552004-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/40400707/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
463,000.00122002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/10200730/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
690,000.0062002-03-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/10200705/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
50,000.00522002-02-01Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/10200647/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
500,000.0082001-06-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/20100642/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
300,000.00212000-06-16Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/20000741/-- Program name: Diversity.
475,000.00111998-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/39800687/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
425,000.00151997-09-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/39700656/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
225,000.00301997-06-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/29700691/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
375,000.00181997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/19700657/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
400,000.00161997-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/19700670/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
220,000.00311996-12-06Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/49600666/-- Program name: Diversity.
250,000.00271995-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/29500645/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
175,000.00371995-03-13Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/19500621/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
550,000.0071994-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/49400855/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
15,000.00561994-12-12Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/49400839/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
200,000.00331992-12-14Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/49200287/-- Program name: Diversity.
500,000.0081992-04-04Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/19200058/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
165,000.00381992-04-04Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/19200040/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
150,000.00401992-04-04Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/19200055/-- Program name: Diversity.
200,000.00331989-06-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/28900112/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
450,000.00131989-03-22Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/18900006/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
200,000.00331989-03-22Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/18900008/-- Program name: Diversity.
300,000.00211987-12-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/48700074/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
280,000.00251987-10-07Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/38700090/-- Program name: Diversity.
60,000.00491983-10-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/38300093/-- Program name: Past Programs.
350,000.00191983-10-05Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/38300092/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
350,000.00191981-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/18100088/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
125,000.00431980-10-08Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/38000072/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
60,000.00491979-10-03Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/37900086/-- Program name: Past Programs.
250,000.00271977-06-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/27700051/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
750,000.0051972-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/williams-college/47200059/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.