Grants for community service centers

1,315 community service clubs and organizations received at least $61.7 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 963 grants made from 761 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 761 foundations, 89% made just a single grant to community centers, and 3% made grants to four or more community centers. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$61,749,669
Total grant dollars given to community service centers
963
Number of grants made annually to community service centers
761
Number of grantmakers funding community service centers
$1,000
Median grant size to community service centers

Foundations that support community service clubs and organizations

Out of all grants made to community service centers, 78% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 97% of the dollar-value of grants to community centers. Foundations funding community centers also made grants to food banks, multiservice human service organizations, youth development programs, universities, and religious organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
593
Medium
 
89
Large
 
78
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
 
17
Private
 
594
Corporate
 
59
Other
 
91

Grants made

Grants made to community centersNumber of grantmakers
1
 
680
2-3
 
58
4-10
 
21
11+
 
2

Top 10 foundations supporting community service clubs and organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to community centersNumber of grants made to community centersMedian grant size
Charity Partners FoundationMANational0.2%14$16
Rotary International - 7870 Rotary DistrictVTState97.8%13$1,500
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%10$750
LPL Financial FoundationMANational0.2%8$500
Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Service FoundationPAState8.7%7$3,000
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%7$1,500
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.1%7$125
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.0%7$615
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.0%7$500
Carmax FoundationVANational0.0%7$500

Community service clubs and organizations grantees

Community service centers with more than $5 million in total revenues received 97% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 5% of all community centers.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
959
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
4

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
 
109
Texas
 
83
New York
 
57
Florida
 
52
Other
 
662

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
65
Los Angeles
 
47
Washington DC
 
36
Seattle
 
33
Other
 
687

Top 25 grants made to community service centers

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Rotary International$35,352,370CostThe Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Rotary International$17,601,472CostThe Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Kiwanis International$3,686,779CashKiwanis Children's Fund
Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada$3,386,636In Recognition of the Shelter From the Storm FundraiserCommunity Foundation of Western Nevada (CFWN)
Avodah the Jewish Service Corps$5,000Avodah DC for the Jewish Service CorpsShimon Ben Joseph Foundation
A Safe Place$5,000The Children's ProgramThe Upjohn Fund of San Francisco
Junior League of Minneapolis$5,000CharitableSusan Stuart Seiler Family Foundation
Volunteers of America$5,000General & UnrestrictedThe Kappler Marrack Foundation
South Florida Progress Foundation$5,000For 2019 Support of the Foundation's Work To Leverage Its Relationship With South Florida Professionals and Civic Leaders in Partnership With the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Jonathans Landing Cares$5,000For the Benefit of the Qualified Charity in Accordance With Article 1 of the Trust AgreementThe Stiles-Nicholson Foundation
Junior Achievement of Alaska$5,000The Grant Was To A Public Charity To Support Its General Charitable Purposes.The Carr Foundation
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)$5,000Charitable PurposeMax and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation
San Juan Rotary Foundation$5,000The Healing Field FundMerrion Family Foundation
A Safe Place$5,000To Provide Emergency Shelter Services for Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Children in Oakland.Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund
Impact$5,000Program SupportThe Vanessa T Marcotte Foundation - Nonprofit Corporation
Womans Club of Mclean$5,000General ContributionsSuneer and Priya Aurora Foundation
Assistance League of Tulsa$5,000General OperationsSanford P and Irene F Burnstein Foundation Irene F Burnstein Trustee
Rotary International - Montoursville Rotary Club$5,000Provide Operational SupportWilliamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
Volunteers of America of Utah$5,000Charitable ContributionJeffrey S and Helen H Cardon Foundation
100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia$5,000100 Black Men of Rome- Nwga Inc. Serving Northwest Gaeducation, Economic Empowerment, Mentoring, Health & WellnessGeorgia Power
Junior League of Birmingham (JLB)$5,000General OperatingThe Hugh Kaul Foundation
Junior Charity League Inc of Magnolia$5,000Program AssistanceAlbemarle Foundation
National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW)$5,0002019 Discretionary GrantShear Family Foundation
Junior League of Birmingham (JLB)$5,000General/operatingAlabama Power Foundation
The Mt Baker Community Club$5,000College Scholarships for Underrepresented MinoritiesVatheuer Family Foundation (VFF)
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 service centers" category for this page is determined by the "S80: Community Service Clubs" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.