Grants for community clinics

1,829 community and free clinics received at least $925.3 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 2,116 grants made from 1,217 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 1,217 foundations, 86% made just a single grant to community clinics, and 3% made grants to four or more community clinics. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$925,296,368
Total grant dollars given to community clinics
2,116
Number of grants made annually to community clinics
1,217
Number of grantmakers funding community clinics
$1,000
Median grant size to community clinics

Foundations that support community and free clinics

Out of all grants made to community clinics, 75% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 87% of the dollar-value of grants to community clinics. Foundations funding community clinics also made grants to food banks, multiservice human service organizations, religious organizations, homeless shelters, and food distribution programs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
919
Medium
 
138
Large
 
160
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
 
42
Private
 
971
Corporate
 
57
Other
 
147

Grants made

Grants made to community clinicsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,050
2-3
 
127
4-10
 
27
11+
 
13

Top 10 foundations supporting community and free clinics

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to community clinicsNumber of grants made to community clinicsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%54$500
Community Foundation of Collier CountyFLNational0.2%27$1,000
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%22$41
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%18$260
Delta Dental of Virginia FoundationVAState20.4%17$5,000
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.1%17$2,000
Baird FoundationWINational0.2%17$150
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.1%16$1,425
Georgia PowerGAState0.2%14$1,400

Community and free clinics grantees

Community clinics with more than $5 million in total revenues received 91% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 45% of all community clinics.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
2,070
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
46

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
184
Florida
 
178
Texas
 
140
Tennessee
 
140
Other
 
1,474

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Nashville
 
87
Los Angeles
 
83
Washington DC
 
60
Chicago
 
47
Other
 
1,589

Top 25 grants made to community clinics

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
St Vincent's Ambulatory Care$227,475,662Fair Market ValueSt. Vincent's HealthCare
St Vincent's Ambulatory Care$227,475,662Fair Market ValueSt. Vincent's HealthCare
Mercy Clinics$62,000,000FMVMercy Medical Center - Des Moines
Mercy Clinics$61,999,272Program SupportMercy Medical Center - Des Moines
Pacific Central Coast Health Centers$35,352,899Clinic SupportDignity Health
Deaconess Health Care Services Company$30,759,520Actual AmountDeaconess Health Associations Fund
St Vincent's Ambulatory Care$24,629,375Fair Market ValueSt. Vincent's HealthCare
St Vincent's Ambulatory Care$24,629,375Fair Market ValueSt. Vincent's HealthCare
Community Health Clinic of Butler$23,300,000General Support To Provide Medical Care of Indigent PatientsButler Health System (BHS)
Medical Foundation$20,773,934Affiliate SupportRush Medical Foundation
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians$16,234,076FMVJohns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS)
Dallas County Indigent Care$12,567,539Indigent CareMethodist Health System
Banyan Community Health Center$10,132,356Mental Health Substance AbuseSouth Florida Behavioral Health Network
Nanticoke Physician Network$9,245,000To Provide Funds for Mid-Sussex Medical Center, Inc.Nanticoke Health Services (NHS)
Beth Israel Lahey Health$7,935,018FMVBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)
Housecall Providers PC$7,827,808Actual CostCareOregon
Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services$6,094,876Per BooksSaint Joseph's Health System
Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services$6,094,876Program SupportSaint Joseph's Health System
Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services$6,094,876Per BooksSaint Joseph's Health System
Housecall Providers PC$5,500,000TransferredCareOregon
White Memorial Community Health Center$4,756,485Fair Market ValueWhite Memorial Medical Center (WMMC)
Wesley Primary Care Clinic$4,633,085CashMethodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas (MHM)
People's Community Clinic$4,576,562Health Access GrantSt David's Foundation (SDF)
Five Rivers Health Centers$4,406,628SupportMiami Valley Hospital
Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC)$4,320,222Health Access GrantSt David's Foundation (SDF)
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 "Community clinics" category for this page is determined by the "E32: Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.