Grants for business and industry associations

4,880 business and industry associations received at least $1.1 billion in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 3,242 grants made from 2,304 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 2,304 foundations, 83% made just a single grant to industry groups, and 2% made grants to four or more industry groups. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$1,116,791,796
Total grant dollars given to business and industry associations
3,242
Number of grants made annually to business and industry associations
2,304
Number of grantmakers funding business and industry associations
$1,500
Median grant size to business and industry associations

Foundations that support business and industry associations

Out of all grants made to business and industry associations, 71% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 61% of the dollar-value of grants to industry groups. Foundations funding industry groups also made grants to trade / professional associations, multiservice human service organizations, youth development programs, universities, and food banks.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,652
Medium
 
328
Large
 
321
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
 
60
Private
 
1,811
Corporate
 
102
Other
 
331

Grants made

Grants made to industry groupsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,914
2-3
 
322
4-10
 
52
11+
 
16

Top 10 foundations supporting business and industry associations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to industry groupsNumber of grants made to industry groupsMedian grant size
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational1.5%58$245
Baird FoundationWINational0.4%47$15
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%47$80
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%26$2,129
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%25$500
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.1%19$100
The Columbus FoundationOHState0.1%17$5,000
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.1%15$125
Community Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)TXState0.1%14$1,022
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%13$20

Business and industry associations grantees

Business and industry associations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 82% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 34% of all industry groups.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
3,146
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
96

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,200

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
359
District of Columbia
 
324
California
 
288
Texas
 
154
Other
 
2,117

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
496
New York City
 
329
Chicago
 
131
Philadelphia
 
116
Other
 
1,979

Top 25 grants made to business and industry associations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Hospital Properties$132,563,673Actual Amount PaidOhioHealth
Renown Health$129,382,883General LedgerRenown Health
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
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
California Hospital Association (CHA)$27,155,274ActualCalifornia Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Academy 1740$17,008,790FMVAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Big Twelve Conference$14,755,604Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Hospital Properties$14,591,174Actual Amount PaidOhioHealth
New Life Holding Corporation$14,109,195CostAndrew Wommack Ministries
New Life Holding Corporation$14,109,195Transfer of Fixed AssetsAndrew Wommack Ministries
New Life Holding Corporation$14,109,195Real Estate TransferAndrew Wommack Ministries
Dairy Max$12,704,394Advertising ProgramDairy Promotion
United States PHARMACOPEIAL Convention (USP)$11,780,000CashUnited States PHARMACOPEIAL Convention (USP)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York$10,000,000To Sustain the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, Which Will Preserve Broad First Amendment Rights in the Digital Age As A Champion of Domestic Free Expression Though Litigation, Research and Scholarship, With the Goals of Producing Significant Legal Victories and Informing Discourse and Debate on These Issues.John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
156 West 106th Street Holding Corporation$10,000,000Unrestricted Grant To Support the Organizations MissionAging in New York Fund (ANYF)
NewSchools Venture Fund (NSVF)$10,000,000Improve Public EducationChan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation
International Executive Service Corps (IESC)$9,104,422Promoting Stability and Prosperity Around the World Through Private Enterprise Development.Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance
Internet Society$8,701,090FMVInternet Society 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 industry associations" category for this page is determined by the "S40: Business and Industry" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.