Grants for cultural awareness organizations

1,323 cultural and ethnic awareness organizations received at least $6.7 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,033 grants made from 783 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 783 foundations, 85% made just a single grant to cultural nonprofits, and 2% made grants to four or more cultural nonprofits. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$6,663,058
Total grant dollars given to cultural awareness organizations
1,033
Number of grants made annually to cultural awareness organizations
783
Number of grantmakers funding cultural awareness organizations
$1,500
Median grant size to cultural awareness organizations

Foundations that support cultural and ethnic awareness organizations

Out of all grants made to cultural awareness organizations, 72% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 70% of the dollar-value of grants to cultural nonprofits. Foundations funding cultural nonprofits also made grants to food banks, religious organizations, universities, youth development programs, and boys and girls clubs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
570
Medium
 
102
Large
 
110
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
 
31
Private
 
622
Corporate
 
52
Other
 
78

Grants made

Grants made to cultural nonprofitsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
673
2-3
 
87
4-10
 
18
11+
 
5

Top 10 foundations supporting cultural and ethnic awareness organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to cultural nonprofitsNumber of grants made to cultural nonprofitsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%17$110
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%15$5
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%14$500
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.1%12$3,438
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%12$500
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%9$50
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.1%8$250
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%7$1,963
Bonfils-Stanton FoundationCOMetro0.7%6$5,000
Rasmuson FoundationAKState0.1%6$1,975

Cultural and ethnic awareness organizations grantees

Cultural awareness organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 2% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 8% of all cultural nonprofits.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,032
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
1

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,700
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,200

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
179
New York
 
138
Massachusetts
 
60
Texas
 
55
Other
 
601

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
133
Los Angeles
 
82
Chicago
 
51
San Francisco
 
45
Other
 
648

Top 25 grants made to cultural awareness organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Canyonlands Field Institute$4,500,000Land PreservationPalladium Foundation
Nuestras Raices$5,000General PurposeThe Peter Jennings Foundation
Hyde Park Jazz Festival$5,000DonationThe Joseph B Glossberg Foundation
The Murray Dranoff Foundation$5,000General OperationsThe Batchelor Foundation
Agribusiness Freedom Foundation$5,000To Support Free Market Information and Education EffortsKansas Livestock Association
Delaware Chinese American Association$5,000Charitable FunctionBing and Rachel Zhang Family Foundation
Southampton Cultural Center$5,000CharityThe Dahlquist Foundation
National Puerto Rican Day Parade$5,000Supports 2016 National Puerto Rican Day ParadeThe Carmelo Anthony Family Foundation
42 Samaj of Greater Kansas City$5,000CharitableRekha Larry and Sharda Baldevkumar Patel Family Foundation
Maroon Arts Group$5,000Arts and HumanitiesThe Columbus Foundation
Memphis in May International Festival$5,000Event SponsorshipDelta Dental of Tennessee
Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival$5,000Arts & CultureDTE Energy Foundation
Maine Irish Heritage Center$5,000UnrestrictedHarold Alfond Foundation
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN FACTOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP INC Nyah Project$5,000Program SupportThe Miami Foundation
Gaelic Athletic Association of Greater New York$5,000General Operating SupportThe Corroy Foundation
Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)$5,000Provide Funds To Support A Charitable Event, the Second Annual Motown Experience: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference, Which Highlights Local and National Maternal and Child Health Innovations That Focus on Meeting the Breastfeeding Support Needs of Black Women and InfantsW.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)
American Pakistani Education Foundation$5,000International Humanitarian ProgramsGoldman Sachs Gives
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan USA$5,000Promoting Indian Culture, Values and PhilosophyKRISHNAMURTHY Tandon Foundation
BHS Sports Foundation$5,000Sat Review Program for High School StudentsMark Robert Boucher Memorial Fund
Areyvut$5,000To Further the Education of Children.Zimmer Family Foundation
Greek 4 Kids$5,000CharitableThe 1434 Foundation
Irish Cultural Center of Western New England$5,000CharitableThe 1434 Foundation
Hana Cultural Center$5,000General Operating SupportPhiladelphia Foundation (PF)
Oakland Heritage Alliance$5,000General SupportDelong-Sweet Charitable Foundation
The German School of Atlanta$5,000Annual GrantThe Halle 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 "Cultural awareness organizations" category for this page is determined by the "A23: Cultural, Ethnic Awareness" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.