Grants for catholic organizations

454 catholic nonprofit organizations received at least $33.6 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 368 grants made from 295 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 295 foundations, 87% made just a single grant to catholic orgs, and 2% made grants to four or more catholic orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$33,649,215
Total grant dollars given to catholic organizations
368
Number of grants made annually to catholic organizations
295
Number of grantmakers funding catholic organizations
$1,500
Median grant size to catholic organizations

Foundations that support catholic nonprofit organizations

Out of all grants made to catholic organizations, 78% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 98% of the dollar-value of grants to catholic orgs. Foundations funding catholic orgs also made grants to religious organizations, religious media organizations, special ed schools, food banks, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
230
Medium
 
23
Large
 
41
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
 
10
Private
 
228
Corporate
 
21
Other
 
36

Grants made

Grants made to catholic orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
257
2-3
 
30
4-10
 
8
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting catholic nonprofit organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to catholic orgsNumber of grants made to catholic orgsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%10$200
Scanlan FoundationTXState0.4%8$5,000
Arthur J Gallagher FoundationILNational0.3%6$450
Land O'Lakes FoundationMNNational0.0%6$300
Charitable Trust Agreement of BrionWIMetro18.2%4$3,000
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.0%4$525
Carmax FoundationVANational0.0%4$425
Celanese FoundationTXNational0.0%4$195
Dollar General Literacy FoundationTNNational0.1%3$4,000
The Bernard and Patricia Iacovangelo Family foundationDEMetro6.6%3$5,000

Catholic nonprofit organizations grantees

Catholic organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 98% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 14% of all catholic orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
363
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
5

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
36
Texas
 
31
California
 
31
Florida
 
30
Other
 
240

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
38
Miami
 
23
Los Angeles
 
19
Chicago
 
17
Other
 
253

Top 25 grants made to catholic organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Knights of Columbus$13,303,157Fair Market ValueKnights of Columbus - Supreme Council
Knights of Columbus$8,540,000Support for Saint John Paul Ii National ShrineKnights of Columbus - Supreme Council
Archdiocese of New York$4,294,881Financial Aid GrantInner City Scholarship Fund
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles$3,440,697General Program SupportCatholic Charities of California
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio$3,316,443Refugee ResettlementRefugee Services of Texas
Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy$5,000ReligiousBrian M and Erin T Kelly Foundation
Sephardic Congregation of the Valley$5,000GeneralHyman Jebb Levy Foundation
Bugles Across America NFP$5,000To Support the Veterans CommunityThe Elias Genevieve and Georgianna Atol Charitable Trust
Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life of Puget Sound$5,000General Operating BudgetThe Berwick Degel Family Foundation
Building Blocks of Kalamazoo$5,000General SupportDorothy U Dalton Foundation
St Vincent Depaul Society Store of Greensburg$5,000General ContributionPhillip K Dupre Family Foundation
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio$5,000Operating FundBennett Family Foundation
School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport$5,000Educational Opportunities for ChildrenThe Near and Far Aid Association
Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together$5,000S21 Community CoalitionsThe Community Foundation of Louisville Corporate Depository
Word of Faith Ministries of Kenansville$5,000Funds Raised By Globalgiving and Disbursed To Meet Donor ExpectationsGlobalGiving
Autism Society Cny$5,000The Grant Would Be Used To Expand Recreational and Educational Programs for Children Diagnoised With Autisim in the Community. the Money Would Be Restricted for Children 12 and Under.Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation
Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay$5,000Program SupportPaul O and Carol H Gehl Family Foundation
Mattachine Society of Washington DC$5,000General Operating SupportArcus Foundation
Better Church Governance$5,000Program SummortThe Sims Family Charitable Trust
Marriage Encounter of the Gulf Coast$5,000For the Purpose of Renewing the Sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders By Providing Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends and Ongoing Community Support.The Robert Schwan-Anne Kriescher Charitable Foundation
Christian Medical Ministry of South Alabama Ama$5,000General ContributionThe H Evan Zeiger JR and Margaret Zeiger Charitable Foundation
Woodlawn Foundation$5,000Community ServiceCharitable Trust Agreement of Brion
St Pauls Episcopal Church$5,000Clemons Scholarship FundThe Tina and Calvin Tyler Family Foundation
Young Catholic Professionals$5,000For General PurposesPosoli Family Foundation
Cross Catholic Outreach$5,000General & UnrestrictedThe Bernard and Patricia Iacovangelo Family 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 "Catholic organizations" category for this page is determined by the "X22: Roman Catholic" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.