Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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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 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in our system.

Full donee page for donee Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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 14 150,000 175,143 10,000 10,000 30,000 60,000 75,000 150,000 160,000 250,000 350,000 425,000 500,000
Other 1 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 11 160,000 205,455 10,000 30,000 60,000 75,000 150,000 160,000 250,000 250,000 350,000 425,000 500,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 1 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000
Scholarly Communications 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

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 2001 1992 1991 1990 1987 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1979 1978
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (filter this donor) 11 2,260,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 280,000.00 425,000.00 10,000.00 250,000.00 75,000.00 160,000.00 60,000.00
Scholarly Communications (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Cultural Heritage (filter this donor) 1 32,000.00 0.00 0.00 32,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 1 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 2,452,000.00 150,000.00 350,000.00 32,000.00 10,000.00 650,000.00 280,000.00 425,000.00 10,000.00 250,000.00 75,000.00 160,000.00 60,000.00

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 (14 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
150,000.0072001-06-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/20100659/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
350,000.0031992-10-09Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/39200203/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
32,000.00111991-09-30Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/39100156/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
10,000.00131990-12-10Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/49000256/-- Program name: Other.
500,000.0011987-10-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/38700092/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
150,000.0071987-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/28700091/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
30,000.00121985-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/38500077/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.0041985-10-02Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/38500078/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
425,000.0021984-06-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/28400072/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
10,000.00131983-06-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/28300095/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
250,000.0041982-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/28200075/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
75,000.0091981-03-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/18100090/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
160,000.0061979-06-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/27900087/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
60,000.00101978-03-29Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars/17800050/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.