Grants for boys and girls clubs

1,461 boys clubs and girls clubs received at least $24.4 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 2,908 grants made from 1,833 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $2,000. Of these 1,833 foundations, 85% made just a single grant to boys and girls clubs, and 3% made grants to four or more boys and girls clubs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$24,363,272
Total grant dollars given to boys and girls clubs
2,908
Number of grants made annually to boys and girls clubs
1,833
Number of grantmakers funding boys and girls clubs
$2,000
Median grant size to boys and girls clubs

Foundations that support boys clubs and girls clubs

Out of all grants made to boys and girls clubs, 78% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 75% of the dollar-value of grants to boys and girls clubs. Foundations funding boys and girls clubs also made grants to multiservice human service organizations, food banks, youth development programs, youth service organizations, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,439
Medium
 
224
Large
 
170
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
 
51
Private
 
1,475
Corporate
 
100
Other
 
207

Grants made

Grants made to boys and girls clubsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,564
2-3
 
207
4-10
 
36
11+
 
26

Top 10 foundations supporting boys clubs and girls clubs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to boys and girls clubsNumber of grants made to boys and girls clubsMedian grant size
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%67$320
Westrock FoundationGANational0.1%61$32
Carmax FoundationVANational1.4%60$1,000
Dollar General Literacy FoundationTNNational1.1%54$2,000
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.2%41$1,291
Baird FoundationWINational0.8%40$250
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%32$100
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.1%30$1,000
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.2%30$478
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.1%23$1,000

Boys clubs and girls clubs grantees

Boys and girls clubs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 65% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 26% of all boys and girls clubs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
2,903
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
5

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,601
$100k-$500k
 
$2,000
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$2,000
>$5M
 
$1,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
333
Massachusetts
 
211
Florida
 
186
Texas
 
166
Other
 
2,012

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
122
Los Angeles
 
122
Boston
 
117
Providence
 
88
Other
 
2,225

Top 25 grants made to boys and girls clubs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Boys and Girls Clubs of America$4,500,000Program SupportComic Relief US (AGB)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana$4,002,000OperatingJohn W. Anderson Foundation
Alfond Youth Center$3,672,384Wellness ProjectHarold Alfond Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of America$2,861,172Mission SupportInspire Brands Foundation
Comer Education Campus$2,805,000General SupportComer Family Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia$5,000To Support Mission of the OrganizationThe Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia$5,000UnrestrictedCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia$5,000General PurposesCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
Girls on Run of Central Virginia$5,000The Girls on the Run ProgramCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia$5,000Annual FundCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
Life Change Academy$5,000General SupportLove Meyer Family Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD)$5,000General & UnrestrictedCross H Foundation
Boy's Club of New York (BCNY)$5,000Gift for Program SupportThe Ganek Family Foundation
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem$5,000Exempt PurposeHeritagesalem Five Charitable Foundatio
Boys and Girls Clubs of Sherman$5,000GeneralElias and Hanna Regensburger Foundation
Boys and Girls Club of Odessa$5,000Youth ProgramsJunior League of Odessa
Alliance for Girls$5,000General SupportYellow Chair Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Georgia$5,000To Improve the Infrastructure at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia Via the Renovation of Their Existing Facility's A/c Units.John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Badger Boys' State Incorporated$5,000Program SupportHarri Hoffmann Family Foundation
Boys and Girls Club of the Wausau Area$5,000Program SupportHarvey Nelson Charitable Trust
Taking The Reins$5,000UnrestrictedThe OAK Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St Louis (BGCSTL)$5,000OperatingThe Hacienda Foundation of St Louis
Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia$5,000To Enable All Young People, Especially Those Who Need Us Most, To Reach Their Full Potential As Productive, Caring, Responsible Citizens.The Musser Foundation
Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara$5,000To Support Charitable OperationsThe Corwin D Denney Foundation
Variety Club$5,0002020 Montco Pa Covid-19 ResponseMontgomery County 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 "Boys and girls clubs" category for this page is determined by the "O20: Youth Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.