Grants for ambulances and emts

559 ambulance and emergency medical transport organizations received at least $25.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 757 grants made from 566 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $500. Of these 566 foundations, 88% made just a single grant to ambulances and emt's, and 1% made grants to four or more ambulances and emt's. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$25,537,970
Total grant dollars given to ambulances and emts
757
Number of grants made annually to ambulances and emts
566
Number of grantmakers funding ambulances and emts
$500
Median grant size to ambulances and emts

Foundations that support ambulance and emergency medical transport organizations

Out of all grants made to ambulances and emts, 81% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 96% of the dollar-value of grants to ambulances and emt's. Foundations funding ambulances and emt's also made grants to volunteer fire departments, food banks, religious organizations, universities, and historical societies.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
464
Medium
 
69
Large
 
33
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
 
13
Private
 
492
Corporate
 
32
Other
 
29

Grants made

Grants made to ambulances and emt'sNumber of grantmakers
1
 
499
2-3
 
57
4-10
 
7
11+
 
3

Top 10 foundations supporting ambulance and emergency medical transport organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to ambulances and emt'sNumber of grants made to ambulances and emt'sMedian grant size
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%79$7
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%12$50
BMW Family FoundationNYMetro1.1%12$18
Land O'Lakes FoundationMNNational0.1%6$800
Alliant Energy FoundationWIState0.1%5$380
Bristol Myers Squibb FoundationNYMetro0.0%5$100
Hampton Roads Community FoundationVAMetro0.0%4$500
Ralph A Loveys Family Charitable FoundationNJMetro3.5%4$1,000
Mutual of America FoundationNYNational0.1%4$100
M and R Horowitz FoundationNYMetro5.0%4$306

Ambulance and emergency medical transport organizations grantees

Ambulances and EMTs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 97% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 9% of all ambulances and emt's.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
754
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
3

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$400
$100k-$500k
 
$500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$700
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
208
Virginia
 
107
New Jersey
 
105
Connecticut
 
70
Other
 
267

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
239
Bridgeport
 
37
Virginia Beach
 
31
Richmond
 
20
Other
 
248

Top 25 grants made to ambulances and emts

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Mercycare Service Corporation$8,200,000Fair Market ValueMercy Medical Center
Mercycare Service Corporation$8,200,000Fair Market ValueMercy Medical Center
Mercycare Service Corporation$8,200,000For Use in Continuing OperationsMercy Medical Center
LifeFlight of Maine$5,000To Further the Intended Purpose of Religious, Educational and Scientific Organizations.James M Collins Foundation
Boyertown Community Ambulance Service$5,000Charitable, Etc. Per I.r.c. Section 107(c)(2)The Effenesse Foundation
Upper Township Rescue Squad$5,000Support CauseMessner Foundation
Skippack Emergency Medical Services$5,0002020 Montco Pa Covid-19 ResponseMontgomery County Foundation
Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale (VMSC)$5,0002020 Montco Pa Covid-19 ResponseMontgomery County Foundation
Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association$5,0002020 Montco Pa Covid-19 ResponseMontgomery County Foundation
Virginia Beach Rescue Squad$5,000General Support To Carry Out the Mission of the OrganizationJewish Federation of Palm Beach County
EmergyCare$5,000Recipient of A Foundation Grant in Support of Services Provided To Warren County Residents.Community Foundation of Warren County
Southern Clarion County Ambulance$5,000Stair ChairR M Eccles and E M Eccles Foundation
Mercy Flight Central (MFC)$5,000Automated CPR Unit.Rome Community Foundation
Mercy Flight Central (MFC)$5,000General SupportCommunity Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties
Northglenn Ambulance$5,000CovidMile High United Way
Boston Medflight$5,000DonationCape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust
Verona Rescue Squad$5,000Purchase Rescue Tools andLouis M Plansoen Charitable Trust U10th Par
Chevra Hatzalah$5,000General OperatingCredit Suisse Americas Foundation
Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corporation$5,000General FundingEsmond Nissim Foundation
Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS)$5,000General PurposeThe Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation
Keene Emergency Medical Services$5,000For Keene Emergency Medical Services Covid-19Adirondack Foundation
Miracle Flights$5,000Flights for KidsDwane L and Velma Lunt Wallace Charitable Foundation
Angel Flight Soars$5,000UnrestictedAtlanta Braves Foundation
Ridgway Ambulance Corporation$5,000EquipmentCommunity Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies
New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps$5,0002018 Discretionary Grant Requested By Leonard TowThe Tow Foundation
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 "Ambulances and EMTs" category for this page is determined by the "E62: Ambulance, Emergency Medical Transport Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.