Grants for consumer protection organizations

59 consumer safety and protection organizations received at least $142,135 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 101 grants made from 87 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $654. Of these 87 foundations, 93% made just a single grant to consumer safety orgs, and 1% made grants to four or more consumer safety orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$142,135
Total grant dollars given to consumer protection organizations
101
Number of grants made annually to consumer protection organizations
87
Number of grantmakers funding consumer protection organizations
$654
Median grant size to consumer protection organizations

Foundations that support consumer safety and protection organizations

Out of all grants made to consumer protection organizations, 74% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 42% of the dollar-value of grants to consumer safety orgs. Foundations funding consumer safety orgs also made grants to food banks, water and wetland protection organizations, international humanitarian organizations, legal aid societies, and trade / professional associations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
65
Medium
 
5
Large
 
17
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
 
3
Private
 
75
Corporate
 
4
Other
 
5

Grants made

Grants made to consumer safety orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
81
2-3
 
5
4-10
 
1
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting consumer safety and protection organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to consumer safety orgsNumber of grants made to consumer safety orgsMedian grant size
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%10$9
Taubert Memorial FoundationORRegional1.4%2$5,000
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%2$5,000
Charles Stewart Mott FoundationMINational0.0%2$1,125
New York FoundationNYMetro0.0%2$1,000
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%2$37
Allegany Franciscan MinistriesFLState0.1%1$5,000
Rebuild North Bay FoundationCAMetro1.8%1$5,000
Lynn P Demarco Charitable FoundationNENational1.5%1$5,000
Bullitt Foundation (BF)WAState0.1%1$5,000

Consumer safety and protection organizations grantees

Consumer protection organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 8% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 26% of all consumer safety orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
101
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,150
$100k-$500k
 
$11
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$210

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
24
District of Columbia
 
17
Minnesota
 
16
Virginia
 
12
Other
 
32

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
24
Washington DC
 
18
Duluth
 
15
Richmond
 
10
Other
 
30

Top 25 grants made to consumer protection organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)$5,000General Operating SupportAllegany Franciscan Ministries
United Policyholders$5,000Insurance Advocacy Services for Fire VictimsRebuild North Bay Foundation
The Center for Medical Progress$5,000CommunicationLynn P Demarco Charitable Foundation
Toxic-Free Future$5,000General SupportBullitt Foundation (BF)
Organic Consumers Association$5,000UnrestrictedLee Family Foundation
Organic Consumers Association$5,000Charitable ContributionThe White Pine Fund
Toxic-Free Future$5,000Reducing Other Exposures To Toxic MaterialsClif Bar Family Foundation
Organic Consumers Association$5,000General & UnrestrictedMichael and Ina Korek Foundation Trust
Consumers for Dental Choice$5,000Educate Consumers About ToxicityTaubert Memorial Foundation
Organic Consumers Association$5,000Protect Access To Safe Food & ConsumTaubert Memorial Foundation
The Center for Medical Progress$5,000To Support Citizen Journalists Who Are Dedicated To Monitoring and Reporting on Medical Ethics and Advances.Blue Mountain Foundation
Toxic-Free Future$5,000To Provide General Support.Seattle Foundation
Toxic-Free Future$5,000To Provide General Support.Seattle Foundation
New York City Health and Hospitals$5,000Helping Patients Enhance Or Maintain Their Quality of Life While Pursuing Medical Treatment.The Paul Robert Carey Foundation
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)$5,000For General Operating Support.Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)$4,500To Support 2019 Membership DuesMeyer Foundation
Public Citizen$4,000General SupportLeon and Gloria Plevin Family Foundation
Organic Consumers Association$3,400CharitableThe Gerry-Corbett Foundation
Organic Consumers Association$3,000UnrestrictedThe Three Sisters Foundation
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)$3,000General SupportGeneral Service Foundation
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)$3,000For General Operating Support.Dyson Foundation
Coalition for Courage$2,500To Provide General SupportThe Grace Curtis and Priscilla O'Hara Foundation
Kingdom Resources for Christ (KRC)$2,100Operating SupportAdonai Foundation
Dementia Action Alliance$2,100For the General Purposes Or Other Charitable Purposes of the Organization.Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Rudiger Foundation$2,000General BudgetJones-Smith 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 "Consumer protection organizations" category for this page is determined by the "W90: Consumer Protection and Safety" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.