Grants for ballet companies

247 ballet companies received at least $6.8 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 626 grants made from 506 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $2,000. Of these 506 foundations, 88% made just a single grant to ballet companies, and 2% made grants to four or more ballet companies. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$6,762,513
Total grant dollars given to ballet companies
626
Number of grants made annually to ballet companies
506
Number of grantmakers funding ballet companies
$2,000
Median grant size to ballet companies

Foundations that support ballet companies

Out of all grants made to ballet companies, 75% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 79% of the dollar-value of grants to ballet companies. Foundations funding ballet companies also made grants to theaters, symphony orchestras, universities, art museums, and animal shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
380
Medium
 
75
Large
 
51
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
 
24
Private
 
431
Corporate
 
22
Other
 
29

Grants made

Grants made to ballet companiesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
450
2-3
 
45
4-10
 
8
11+
 
3

Top 10 foundations supporting ballet companies

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to ballet companiesNumber of grants made to ballet companiesMedian grant size
The Columbus FoundationOHState0.0%11$5,000
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%11$2,500
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%11$550
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%8$2,300
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%8$1,500
Charity Partners FoundationMANational0.2%8$29
Harkness Foundation for DanceNYMetro1.6%6$1,750
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%6$1,440
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.0%4$3,590
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.2%4$3,125

Ballet companies grantees

Ballet companies with more than $5 million in total revenues received 91% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 60% of all ballet companies.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
624
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
2

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
109
Florida
 
59
California
 
52
Pennsylvania
 
36
Other
 
370

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
103
Miami
 
32
Chicago
 
29
San Francisco
 
22
Other
 
415

Top 25 grants made to ballet companies

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Boston Ballet$2,717,916Operating Support/annual FundThe Boston Foundation (TBF)
Joffrey Ballet$2,500,000Public CharityPaul Galvin Memorial Foundation Trust
Kansas City Ballet Association$5,000Support for the 52nd Annual Gala in Kansas City, Missouri, November 23, 2019. 201907-6957Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
New York City Ballet$5,000To Fund Public Charitable OrganizationsThe CD Shiah Charitable Foundation
Charlottesville Ballet$5,000The Chance To Dance ProgramCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
The Richmond Ballet$5,000Contributing To Richmond Ballet's Road To the Future Campaign As Unrestricted Funds.Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Miami City Ballet (MCB)$5,000General Support To Carry Out the Mission of the OrganizationJewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Canyon Concert Ballet$5,000CCB and Randy Wray Endowment FundTrois Coeurs Foundation
New York City Ballet$5,000General UseMark A & Lisa J Walsh Foundation
Balletmet Columbusballetmet$5,000Step Beyond CampaignThe Gina and Chris Olsen Foundation
Diablo Ballet$5,000Unrestricted GeneralReach-A-Star Foundation
The Richmond Ballet$5,000GeneralJewish Community Federation of Richmond
Ballet Theatre of Des Moines$5,000Grant DistributionCommunity Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Ballet Quad Cities$5,000Grant DistributionCommunity Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Ballet Western Reserve$5,000Ballet ProgramsSenator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Char
The Washington Ballet$5,000Support for Various Dance ProgramsCyrus Katzen Foundation
The Georgia Ballet$5,000Arts in EducationGeorgia Power
Charlottesville Ballet$5,000To Support Resident Dancy Company in Lynchburg and Expand Community Engagement ProgramsGreater Lynchburg Community Foundation
The Sarasota Ballet$5,000General SupportJunior League of Sarasota
Balletmet Columbusballetmet$5,000Arts and HumanitiesThe Columbus Foundation
Balletmet Columbusballetmet$5,000Arts and HumanitiesThe Columbus Foundation
Balletmet Columbusballetmet$5,000Arts and HumanitiesThe Columbus Foundation
Balletmet Columbusballetmet$5,000Arts and HumanitiesThe Columbus Foundation
Mid-Columbia Ballet$5,000Arts and HumanitiesThe Columbus Foundation
Balletmet Columbusballetmet$5,000Arts and HumanitiesThe Columbus 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 "Ballet companies" category for this page is determined by the "A63: Ballet" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.