Grants for arts services organizations

170 arts services and facilities organizations received at least $516,957 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 251 grants made from 221 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 221 foundations, 92% made just a single grant to arts service orgs, and 1% made grants to four or more arts service orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$516,957
Total grant dollars given to arts services organizations
251
Number of grants made annually to arts services organizations
221
Number of grantmakers funding arts services organizations
$1,500
Median grant size to arts services organizations

Foundations that support arts services and facilities organizations

Out of all grants made to arts services organizations, 65% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 14% of the dollar-value of grants to arts service orgs. Foundations funding arts service orgs also made grants to theaters, art museums, universities, history museums, and youth development programs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
144
Medium
 
45
Large
 
32
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
 
11
Private
 
185
Corporate
 
15
Other
 
10

Grants made

Grants made to arts service orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
204
2-3
 
13
4-10
 
4
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting arts services and facilities organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to arts service orgsNumber of grants made to arts service orgsMedian grant size
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%5$1,000
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%5$1,100
Milton and Sally Avery Arts FoundationNYMetro3.9%4$4,000
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.0%4$500
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%3$1,500
The Diamonstein-Spielvogel FoundationNYMetro0.1%3$1,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%3$50
Koret FoundationCAMetro0.0%2$4,000
Newman's Own FoundationCTNational0.0%2$3,750
Emily Hall Tremaine FoundationCTNational0.3%2$3,500

Arts services and facilities organizations grantees

Arts services organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 14% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 15% of all arts service orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
251
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$752
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$2,000
>$5M
 
$2,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
72
California
 
20
Maryland
 
12
Minnesota
 
11
Other
 
136

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
58
San Francisco
 
15
Minneapolis
 
10
Chicago
 
10
Other
 
131

Top 25 grants made to arts services organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Village Arts and Humanities$5,000For General Support.David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation
The Corporation of Yaddo$5,000General Operating SupportJ M Kaplan Fund
United States Artists$5,000General SupportPoetry Foundation
Power House Productions$5,000This Grant Will Provide General Operating Support To Power House Productions, One of 66 Organizations That Are A Part of the 2016 Detroit Arts Support Initiative.Kresge Foundation
The Shed / Shed Nyc Inc$5,000Charitable PurposeR and H Healy Family Foundation
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Youth and Arts (MCG)$5,000EducationThe Clark Hunter Foundation
United States Artists$5,000CharitableLee and Debbie Stuart Family Foundation
The Muse Machine$5,000MiscellaneousThe Berry Family Foundation
Djerassi Resident Artists Program (DRAP)$5,000Residency AssistanceAlliance of Artists' Communities
The Ballroom Cultural Arts Foundation$5,000Charitable Exempt PurposeThe William H Pitt Foundation
Headlands Center for the Arts$5,000General & UnrestrictedWestridge Foundation
The Muse Machine$5,000See AttachmentBill and Jackie Lockwood Family Foundation
Umbrella Community Arts Center$5,000ArtsThe Boston Foundation (TBF)
Fishers Island Community Center$5,000Unrestricted Operating SupportCase Western Reserve University
Headlands Center for the Arts$5,000No Specific PurposeFred Craves Family Foundation
Arthelpsheal NFP$5,000Educational ContributionChicago Teachers Union Foundation
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA)$5,000General SupportMilton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
The Corporation of Yaddo$5,000General SupportMilton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Studio in A School Association$5,000CharitableParsons Family Foundation
The Shed / Shed Nyc Inc$5,000Supporting Cultural Programs for Social and Racial JusticeForward Vision
The Performance Zone$5,000GeneralHeil Family Foundation
As220$5,000UnrestrictedThe Hassenfeld Family Foundation
Creative Portland Corporation$5,000Contribution To Support ProgramsThe Bob Crewe Foundation
Learning Through An Expanded Arts Program$5,000General Operating SupportThe Kind Foundation
Artists Striving To End Poverty$5,000General OperationsNewman's Own 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 "Arts services organizations" category for this page is determined by the "A90: Arts Service Organizations and Activities" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.