Grants for crime prevention programs

407 crime prevention organizations received at least $4.4 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 442 grants made from 361 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 361 foundations, 90% made just a single grant to anti-crime orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more anti-crime orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$4,372,689
Total grant dollars given to crime prevention programs
442
Number of grants made annually to crime prevention programs
361
Number of grantmakers funding crime prevention programs
$1,000
Median grant size to crime prevention programs

Foundations that support crime prevention organizations

Out of all grants made to crime prevention programs, 71% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 82% of the dollar-value of grants to anti-crime orgs. Foundations funding anti-crime orgs also made grants to multiservice human service organizations, youth development programs, food banks, homeless shelters, and universities.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
258
Medium
 
42
Large
 
61
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
 
278
Corporate
 
28
Other
 
38

Grants made

Grants made to anti-crime orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
327
2-3
 
23
4-10
 
10
11+
 
1

Top 10 foundations supporting crime prevention organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to anti-crime orgsNumber of grants made to anti-crime orgsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%12$117
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%10$39
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%7$1,500
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.0%7$250
American Woodmark FoundationVANational1.6%5$1,500
Baird FoundationWINational0.3%5$1,500
NFL FoundationNYNational0.0%4$5,000
Dollar General Literacy FoundationTNNational0.1%4$2,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%4$640
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%4$750

Crime prevention organizations grantees

Crime prevention programs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 85% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 26% of all anti-crime orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
441
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
1

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,300
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,800
$1M-$5M
 
$1,250
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Texas
 
65
New York
 
39
Connecticut
 
36
California
 
32
Other
 
270

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Dallas
 
43
New York City
 
37
Bridgeport
 
36
Chicago
 
22
Other
 
275

Top 25 grants made to crime prevention programs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
March for Our Lives Action Fund$3,500,000Support for Nonpartisan Charitable and Educational ActivitiesMarch for Our Lives Foundation
Zona Seca$5,000Human ServicesSanta Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Benevolent Posse$5,000Human ServicesSanta Barbara Foundation
Project Re-Direct-Youth and Family Services$5,000Financial SupportNew Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
Ad Hoc Group Against Crime$5,000Support for the 10th Annual Community Guardian Awards in Kansas City, Missouri, May 9, 2019. 201903-6165Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Albemarle County Police Foundation$5,000General PurposesCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation$5,000General Charitable PurposesJordan L Shapiro Charitable Trust
Macon Regional Crime Stoppers$5,000Support the Macon Regional CrimestoppersRobins Financial Credit Union
YouthZone$5,000Grant DistributionCommunity Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Safe Streets Campaign$5,000General Operating SupportGreater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF)
Brotherhood of Men Mentor Group$5,000Human ServicesGulf Coast Community Foundation
About Our Kids$5,000Specific ProgramCommunity Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO)
Heart and Hand Center$5,000Bga AwardPerlman Family Foundation
Seattle Police Foundation$5,000To Support Those in NeedBehind the Badge Foundation
Bethel Community Services / The Camas Prairie Food Bank$5,000Bethel Family CenterOscar T and Olivann Hokold Foundation
S H E A R Sharing Hope Empowerment and Reaction$5,000Idp Subgrant: General SupportDEMOS A Network For Ideas and Action
Bethel Community Services / The Camas Prairie Food Bank$5,000Support of Family and Youth Support ProgramsThe Bamford Foundation
The Jason Foundation$5,000In Recognition of Work With the University of MontevalloCommunity Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)
Everytown for Gun Safety$5,000We're the Largest Gun Violence Prevention Organization in Americaand We're Winning.Smith and Reilly Family Foundation
Calmer Choice$5,000DonationCape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust
Everytown for Gun Safety$5,000Board DiscretionaryThe Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society$5,000General SupportThe Lillie F and J Richard Senior Family
Passageworks Institute$5,000Charitable PurposesSteiner King Foundation
The Jason Foundation$5,000Aid Organization Charitable PurposesBruce Family Foundation
Mary Nelsons Youth Day Foundation$5,000Supplies for the Annual School Supply Give Away. Funds Will Be Restricted for Children Prek-6ThJim and Juli Boeheim 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 "Crime prevention programs" category for this page is determined by the "I20: Crime Prevention" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.