Grants for developmentally disabled centers

1,884 developmentally disabled centers received at least $85.6 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 2,406 grants made from 1,655 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,400. Of these 1,655 foundations, 85% made just a single grant to disability centers, and 3% made grants to four or more disability centers. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$85,594,823
Total grant dollars given to developmentally disabled centers
2,406
Number of grants made annually to developmentally disabled centers
1,655
Number of grantmakers funding developmentally disabled centers
$1,400
Median grant size to developmentally disabled centers

Foundations that support developmentally disabled centers

Out of all grants made to developmentally disabled centers, 79% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 94% of the dollar-value of grants to disability centers. Foundations funding disability centers also made grants to homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, food banks, youth service organizations, and theaters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,312
Medium
 
198
Large
 
143
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
 
47
Private
 
1,373
Corporate
 
78
Other
 
157

Grants made

Grants made to disability centersNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,412
2-3
 
193
4-10
 
36
11+
 
14

Top 10 foundations supporting developmentally disabled centers

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to disability centersNumber of grants made to disability centersMedian grant size
Westrock FoundationGANational0.1%64$40
Carmax FoundationVANational0.3%37$500
Baird FoundationWINational0.9%36$545
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%34$500
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%32$225
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.2%29$750
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.1%24$1,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%22$810
Arthur J Gallagher FoundationILNational0.7%18$200
BaxterILNational0.3%14$500

Developmentally disabled centers grantees

Developmentally disabled centers with more than $5 million in total revenues received 86% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 54% of all disability centers.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
2,397
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
9

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,387
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,348

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Illinois
 
258
California
 
229
New York
 
211
Florida
 
177
Other
 
1,531

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Chicago
 
226
New York City
 
168
Miami
 
74
Los Angeles
 
72
Other
 
1,681

Top 25 grants made to developmentally disabled centers

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Barber National Institute$17,506,645Guaranteed LoanDr Gertrude A Barber Foundation
Barber National Institute$17,506,645Guaranteed LoanDr Gertrude A Barber Foundation
Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS)$12,229,304Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Grants - Operating SupportJewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)
The Life Enrichment Center$8,967,199Cindy Haber Center (MRDD)
Jevs Human Services$7,920,712Job-TrainingPhiladelphia Works
Development Centers$5,483,524Head Start and Early Head Start ProgramsStarfish Family Services
Maryhaven Center of Hope$4,000,000CostCatholic Health Services of Li
Maryhaven Center of Hope$4,000,000Catholic Health Services of Li
Easterseals New Jersey$3,074,372Disability ServicesEaster Seals
Innisfree$5,000General Purposes in Memory of Heinz KrampCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
Innisfree$5,000General PurposeCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
Arc of the Piedmont$5,000Courtyard Landscaping and Lighting for the New Rose Hill Drive PropertyCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
The Cedars of Marin$5,000Gift for Program SupportThe Ganek Family Foundation
Jespy House$5,000Support Services for Individuals With Developmental DisabilitiesKesselhaut Family Foundation
Oak Hill / The Connecticut Institute for the Blind Inc$5,000Partnering With People With Disabilities, To Provide Services and SolutionsTrinity Health of New England Corporation
Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center$5,000General FundFortune Family Foundation
Auxiliary Board of Saint Mary's Home for Disabled Children$5,000CharitableThe Cortopassi Family Foundation
United Disabilities Services (UDS)$5,000General PurposeRotary Club of Lancaster Foundation
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)$5,000General PurposeJohn F Maher Family Foundation
Home of Guiding Hands Corporation$5,000General & UnrestrictedKerr Family Foundation
ABLE Center for Independent Living$5,000Independent LivingJunior League of Odessa
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)$5,000General SupportMartha Mack Lewis Foundation
GallopNYC$5,000GeneralDaniel L Nir and Jill E Braufman Family Foundation
Rising Ground$5,000General OperatingSarah I Schieffelin Residuary Trust#
Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago$5,000GeneralThomas A Demetrio 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 "Developmentally disabled centers" category for this page is determined by the "P82: Developmentally Disabled Centers and Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.