Grants for business and community development organizations

11,797 business associations and community development organizations received at least $2.0 billion in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 8,047 grants made from 4,675 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 4,675 foundations, 75% made just a single grant to community devel orgs, and 4% made grants to four or more community devel orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$2,026,181,196
Total grant dollars given to business and community development organizations
8,047
Number of grants made annually to business and community development organizations
4,675
Number of grantmakers funding business and community development organizations
$1,500
Median grant size to business and community development organizations

Foundations that support business associations and community development organizations

Out of all grants made to business and community development organizations, 75% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 52% of the dollar-value of grants to community devel orgs. Foundations funding community devel orgs also made grants to youth development programs, multiservice human service organizations, homeless shelters, educational service providers, and trade / professional associations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
3,522
Medium
 
619
Large
 
529
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
 
112
Private
 
3,662
Corporate
 
198
Other
 
703

Grants made

Grants made to community devel orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
3,539
2-3
 
903
4-10
 
180
11+
 
53

Top 10 foundations supporting business associations and community development organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to community devel orgsNumber of grants made to community devel orgsMedian grant size
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational9.9%138$250
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%86$100
Baird FoundationWINational0.9%79$60
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.3%74$2,000
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.2%71$1,000
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.2%71$60
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.3%53$500
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%50$1,000
Carmax FoundationVANational0.5%45$500
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%42$50

Business associations and community development organizations grantees

Business and community development organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 85% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 26% of all community devel orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
7,878
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
169

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,250
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,733
>$5M
 
$1,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
812
New York
 
767
District of Columbia
 
533
Texas
 
384
Other
 
5,551

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
755
New York City
 
687
Los Angeles
 
298
Chicago
 
283
Other
 
5,313

Top 25 grants made to business and community development organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Hospital Properties$132,563,673Actual Amount PaidOhioHealth
Renown Health$129,382,883General LedgerRenown Health
System Management Group$111,475,000CashNational University (NU)
System Management Group$111,475,000CashNational University (NU)
Blue Meridian Partners$70,703,371Grant Payments To BMP for General OperationsThe Edna Mcconnell Clark Foundation
System Management Group$57,205,000CashNational University (NU)
System Management Group$57,205,000CashNational University (NU)
CareSource Georgia Co$55,000,000ActualCareSource
Harvard Real Estate - Allston$47,455,675CashHarvard University
SVH Real Estate$47,281,732Fair Market ValueSt Vincent
SVH Real Estate$47,281,732Fair Market ValueSt Vincent
Forrestal Agricultural Corporation$40,456,019CashPrinceton University
MPB / Sentara Atheletic Club$35,693,748Corp Books/recSentara Healthcare
San Diego Tourism Authority / San Diego Convention and Tourist Bureau$35,614,292Psa 1San Diego Tourism Marketing District (SDTMD)
Rotary International$35,352,370CostThe Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Internet Society$35,000,000FMVPublic Interest Registry (PIR)
Internet Society$35,000,000General SupportPublic Interest Registry (PIR)
American Association for Cancer Research$29,782,164General Program SupportEntertainment Industry Foundation
SVH Real Estate$29,634,803Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Self-Help Ventures Fund$29,149,282CostCenter for Community Self-Help
California Hospital Association (CHA)$27,155,274ActualCalifornia Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
North Carolina Rural Center$20,227,608See Part IvGolden LEAF Foundation
Rotary International$17,601,472CostThe Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Academy 1740$17,008,790FMVAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Blue Meridian Partners$15,961,350Blue Meridian Partners: General PartnershipThe JPB 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 "Business and community development organizations" category for this page is determined by the "S00: Community Improvement, Capacity Building: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.