Grants for community development corporations

1,942 community development corporations received at least $29.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,266 grants made from 870 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 870 foundations, 85% 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.
$29,458,935
Total grant dollars given to community development corporations
1,266
Number of grants made annually to community development corporations
870
Number of grantmakers funding community development corporations
$1,500
Median grant size to community development corporations

Foundations that support community development corporations

Out of all grants made to community development corporations, 66% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 91% of the dollar-value of grants to community devel orgs. Foundations funding community devel orgs also made grants to multiservice human service organizations, homeless shelters, food banks, domestic violence shelters, and youth development programs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
580
Medium
 
144
Large
 
145
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
 
46
Private
 
633
Corporate
 
60
Other
 
131

Grants made

Grants made to community devel orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
747
2-3
 
86
4-10
 
28
11+
 
9

Top 10 foundations supporting community development corporations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to community devel orgsNumber of grants made to community devel orgsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.1%38$1,000
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%25$2,272
Land O'Lakes FoundationMNNational0.3%19$900
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%19$295
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%15$70
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%14$500
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%13$100
Alliant Energy FoundationWIState0.6%11$1,281
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.0%11$1,000
The Schott Foundation for Public EducationMANational4.0%10$5,000

Community development corporations grantees

Community development corporations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 94% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 22% of all community devel orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,259
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
7

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,845

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
157
California
 
129
Iowa
 
79
Pennsylvania
 
73
Other
 
828

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
121
Los Angeles
 
61
Chicago
 
61
Philadelphia
 
47
Other
 
809

Top 25 grants made to community development corporations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Barton Institute for Community Action$6,926,632General UseUniversity of Denver (DU)
Neighborhood Preservation$4,503,568General Operational SupportCommunity Foundation of Greater Memphis
Reinvent Stockton Foundation$4,000,000Community BuildingCalifornia Community Foundation
University City District (UCD)$3,225,128GrantUniversity of Pennsylvania (Penn)
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund$3,000,000EducationSilicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
Avenue Community Development Corporation$2,585,000Community DevelopmentGreater Houston Community Foundation
Communities Unlimited$2,540,085Technical Assistance, Training and Research and Economic DevelopmentRural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
Beat the Streets - Los Angeles$5,000Urgent Youth Social NeedsThe Negri Foundation
The Community House Association$5,000GeneralThe Williams Family Fund
Cincinnati Urban Promise$5,000GeneralJosephine S Russell Charitable Trust
Carnegie Hill Neighbors$5,000General SupportThe Jerome P and Carol B Kenney Trust
Desire Street Ministries$5,000Ministry, LeadershipJames P Gills Foundation
Bywood Community Association$5,000Provide Food and Emergency Supplies To the Immigrant Community in the Upper Darby AreaFoundation for Delaware County (CCF)
Neighbor To Neighbor Community Development Corporation$5,000Essential Supplies To Deliver Food To Low-Income Residents in the Sharon Hill and Darby Township AreaFoundation for Delaware County (CCF)
Incommon Community Development$5,000Donation Used To Further the Mission of the OrganizationMidwest Housing Equity Group (MHEG)
Develop Iosco Incorporated$5,000Economic ProgressDTE Energy Foundation
Fusion Partnership$5,000Support Sponsorships for the New Timbuktu Community Education InstituteAnnie E Casey Foundation (AECF)
Dekalb Community Impact Corporation$5,000Assist Various Organization Needs3rivers Credit Union Foundation
Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington$5,000GeneralGeisen Scheper Charitable Foundation
Sno-King Community Chorale at Edmonds Community College$5,000General Operating FundLucky Seven Foundation
Love Thy Neighbor Community Development and Opportunity Corporation$5,000Player Matching GrantNFL Foundation
Green Family Foundation$5,000Player Matching GrantNFL Foundation
Grimes Community Foundation$5,000General OperationsRaccoon Valley Bank Charitable Foundation
Walker County Community Agency$5,0002nd Disbursement of Funds for Furloughed Worker NeedsWalker Area Community Foundation
Walker County Community Agency$5,0003rd Distribution of Funds for Furloughed WorkersWalker Area Community 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 "Community development corporations" category for this page is determined by the "S20: Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.