Grants for crisis hotlines

419 crisis hotlines and intervention services received at least $6.0 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 756 grants made from 564 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 564 foundations, 89% made just a single grant to crisis hotlines, and 3% made grants to four or more crisis hotlines. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$6,008,096
Total grant dollars given to crisis hotlines
756
Number of grants made annually to crisis hotlines
564
Number of grantmakers funding crisis hotlines
$1,000
Median grant size to crisis hotlines

Foundations that support crisis hotlines and intervention services

Out of all grants made to crisis hotlines, 77% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 78% of the dollar-value of grants to crisis hotlines. Foundations funding crisis hotlines also made grants to food banks, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, universities, and educational service providers.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
433
Medium
 
60
Large
 
69
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
 
15
Private
 
441
Corporate
 
57
Other
 
51

Grants made

Grants made to crisis hotlinesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
503
2-3
 
42
4-10
 
13
11+
 
6

Top 10 foundations supporting crisis hotlines and intervention services

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to crisis hotlinesNumber of grants made to crisis hotlinesMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%17$250
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%17$100
BaxterILNational0.0%14$55
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.1%12$2,000
Community Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)TXState0.1%12$1,000
Chick-fil-A FoundationGARegional0.1%12$1,000
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%10$100
Baird FoundationWINational0.0%9$84
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%7$2,000
Georgia PowerGAState0.1%7$300

Crisis hotlines and intervention services grantees

Crisis hotlines with more than $5 million in total revenues received 82% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 33% of all crisis hotlines.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
755
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
1

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,600
>$5M
 
$765

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
154
California
 
83
Washington
 
49
Illinois
 
44
Other
 
426

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
154
Los Angeles
 
43
Chicago
 
40
Bridgeport
 
32
Other
 
425

Top 25 grants made to crisis hotlines

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago$4,579,635Services To Victims of Sexual AssaultIllinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)
Mother Seton House$5,000DonationMonarch Charities
Helpline House$5,000General & UnrestrictedArcharios Foundation
Womens Center of Tarrant County$5,000Colleyville Woman's Club
Crisis Connection$5,000CharitableGerman American Foundation
Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault$5,000Sex AssaulteUnited Way of Chester County in
Rape Foundation$5,000To Support and Fund Programs To Provide Free Services for Sexual Assault Victims.The Lawrence and Diedre Gordon Foundation
Idaho Anti Trafficking Coalition$5,000Support Rescuing and Recovory of Trafficked ChildrenOperation Underground Railroad (OUR)
Graham E Smith Memorial Fund for Suicide Prevention$5,000EducationDTE Energy Foundation
Aspen Hope Center$5,000To Support the Charitable Mission of the Recipient OrganizationRobins Foundation
Rape Crisis Intervention of North Central California$5,000General SupportInFaith Community Foundation (ICF)
Crisis Center$5,000Counseling ServicesThe Nolen Family Foundation
Napa Solano Sane Sart$5,000EntreprenuershipThe Richard M Schulze Family Foundation
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center$5,000EntreprenuershipThe Richard M Schulze Family Foundation
Center for Community Solutions$5,000Miscellaneous GrantWeingart Foundation
Hope Coalition$5,000Human Services Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Eagle Valley$5,000Community Training PartnershipVail Health Hospital
The Blue Bench$5,000Funding for Local OrganizationDelta Dental of Colorado / Colorado Dental Service Inc
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention$5,0002019 Lifesavers GalaEverytown for Gun Safety Support Fund
Rape Foundation$5,000Social JusticeAngell Foundation
Hope for the Day$5,000General Operating SupportThe Grossinger Foundation
The Samaritans of New York$5,000General SupportThe Robinson Harris Foundation
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention$5,000General & UnrestrictedHerbert and Nell Singer Foundation
Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (MUA)$5,000General SupportThe Grove Foundation
Assistance League of El Paso$5,000Support Operation School Bell FundraiserPaul L Foster Family 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 "Crisis hotlines" category for this page is determined by the "F40: Hot Line, Crisis Intervention Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.