Grants for alumni associations

344 alumni associations received at least $24.6 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 386 grants made from 285 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 285 foundations, 88% made just a single grant to alumni associations, and 3% made grants to four or more alumni associations. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$24,634,076
Total grant dollars given to alumni associations
386
Number of grants made annually to alumni associations
285
Number of grantmakers funding alumni associations
$1,000
Median grant size to alumni associations

Foundations that support alumni associations

Out of all grants made to alumni associations, 70% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 97% of the dollar-value of grants to alumni associations. Foundations funding alumni associations also made grants to universities, homeless shelters, boys and girls clubs, youth development programs, and religious organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
200
Medium
 
31
Large
 
53
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
15
Private
 
215
Corporate
 
29
Other
 
26

Grants made

Grants made to alumni associationsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
252
2-3
 
22
4-10
 
9
11+
 
2

Top 10 foundations supporting alumni associations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to alumni associationsNumber of grants made to alumni associationsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%19$104
Fidelity FoundationMANational0.0%11$3,000
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%10$458
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.0%10$175
BaxterILNational0.1%7$625
Community Foundation for the Greater Capital RegionNYMetro0.2%6$1,000
Community Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)TXState0.0%5$1,000
Sempra Energy FoundationCAState0.2%5$65
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.1%4$400
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%4$450

Alumni associations grantees

Alumni associations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 77% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 33% of all alumni associations.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
379
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
7

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$890
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$875

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
51
Texas
 
39
California
 
29
Connecticut
 
26
Other
 
241

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New Haven
 
19
Poughkeepsie
 
18
Albany, NY
 
17
San Francisco
 
16
Other
 
277

Top 25 grants made to alumni associations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Washington University School of Medicine Health Admin Program$5,000,000Support Medical Education, Research, & Patient Care Needs in the BJH CommunitiesBJC Health System
United States Naval Academy Alumni Association$4,379,988General SupportUs Naval Academy Foundation
Georgia Tech Alumni Association$3,668,965Alumni AssociationGeorgia Tech Foundation
Rutgers Alumni Association$2,939,413Cornell University
KU Alumni Association$2,691,802General Support To Further the Mission of the Alumni Association To Inform, Engage, and Mobilize the Ku Community.KU Endowment
The Rampart Chapter of the Association of Graduates Usafa$2,679,600GeneralDorothy D. & Joseph A. Moller Foundation
University of California San Francisco$2,651,522Sub-AwardJohns Hopkins University (JHU)
Alumni Association of the University of Michigan$5,000Program SupportThe Miami Foundation
Uc Berkeley Chicano Latino Alumni Association$5,000For Core Operating Support To Develop A Prevention Wellness Model for Chicano Latino Alumni in the Bay Area That Consists of Mental Health Workshops, A Mentoring Program, and A Cultura Cura Health Summit.California Wellness Foundation
John Gardner Fellowship Association$5,000For Core Operating Support of the Alumni Association and To Honor the 30th Anniversary of the John Gardner Fellowship Program Which Promotes Students' Involvement in Public Service Careers.California Wellness Foundation
West Point Association of Graduates$5,000CharitableThe Noble Causes Foundation
Diamond Derby Barnstable Brown Party$5,000The Foundation Donated $5,000 To Support the Barnstable Frown Diabetes and Obesity Center at the University of Kentucky.The Vince Wilfork Foundation
Stephen F Austin State University Alumni Association$5,000B84 Alumni AssociationsThe Community Foundation of Louisville Depository
West Point Association of Graduates$5,000Superintendant's Annual FundThe Castle Foundation
University of California San Francisco$5,000Division of GastroenterologyLisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
University of Baltimore Foundation$5,000For Program ServicesWilliam E Cross Foundation
Stephen F Austin High School Alumni Association$5,000UnrestrictedThe Ralph H and Ruth J Mccullough Foundation
Burleson Ex-Students Association$5,000Scholarships-High School GraduatesBaker Foundation of Burleson
Kia Kima Alumni Association$5,000General Program SupportT-Mobile USA Foundation
Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association$5,000To Support the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni AssociationJohn F and Joan P Mullins Charitable Foundation
AA Alumni Foundation$5,000Education ContributionEric Javits Family Foundation
M Club of the University of Michigan$5,000Letterwinners M ClubThe Wadhams Family Foundation
Alumni Association of the University of Michigan$5,000EducationalDevTo Support Foundation
Cornell University Medical College Alumni Association$5,000Awards for Research, Education and Medical StipendsAmerican Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF)
Genco Alumni Association of Michigan$5,000To Enhance the Charitable Operations of the Organization.Sandhu Charitable Foundation Ii
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Alumni associations" category for this page is determined by the "B84: Alumni Associations" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.