Grants for disease-focused nonprofits

4,576 medical disease and disorder focused nonprofits received at least $716.2 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 13,296 grants made from 6,035 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $900. Of these 6,035 foundations, 69% made just a single grant to disease-focused orgs, and 6% made grants to four or more disease-focused orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$716,243,650
Total grant dollars given to disease-focused nonprofits
13,296
Number of grants made annually to disease-focused nonprofits
6,035
Number of grantmakers funding disease-focused nonprofits
$900
Median grant size to disease-focused nonprofits

Foundations that support medical disease and disorder focused nonprofits

Out of all grants made to disease-focused nonprofits, 84% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 83% of the dollar-value of grants to disease-focused orgs. Foundations funding disease-focused orgs also made grants to cancer organizations, animal shelters, food banks, youth service organizations, and food distribution programs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
5,076
Medium
 
563
Large
 
392
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
 
88
Private
 
5,226
Corporate
 
238
Other
 
483

Grants made

Grants made to disease-focused orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
4,196
2-3
 
1,451
4-10
 
320
11+
 
68

Top 10 foundations supporting medical disease and disorder focused nonprofits

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to disease-focused orgsNumber of grants made to disease-focused orgsMedian grant size
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational1.5%472$100
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.9%460$147
Baird FoundationWINational3.7%424$50
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.1%222$400
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.1%189$100
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational1.0%171$500
Carmax FoundationVANational1.3%155$500
BaxterILNational0.6%154$75
Charity Partners FoundationMANational4.2%136$20
Westrock FoundationGANational0.3%113$15

Medical disease and disorder focused nonprofits grantees

Disease-focused nonprofits with more than $5 million in total revenues received 97% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 51% of all disease-focused orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
13,246
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
50

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
3,012
Texas
 
1,395
California
 
1,179
Illinois
 
1,127
Other
 
6,583

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
3,197
Chicago
 
1,097
Dallas
 
972
Washington DC
 
835
Other
 
6,931

Top 25 grants made to disease-focused nonprofits

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider Network$63,558,547GaapBaylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider Network$63,558,547GaapBaylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider Network$55,000,000GaapBaylor Scott and White Health
Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider Network$55,000,000GaapBaylor Scott and White Health
Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider Network$55,000,000General SupportBaylor Scott and White Health
Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation$46,047,421BJC Health System
The Foundation of The American Academy of Ophthalmology$30,893,678Book ValueAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
The Foundation of The American Academy of Ophthalmology$30,893,678Recorded Book ValueAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute$27,264,760CostDana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute$27,264,760CostDana-Farber Cancer Institute
Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF)$21,672,117General SupportFive for the Fight Foundation
Massachusetts Eye and Ear$15,083,409Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital$12,250,000CashLifespan
Clinton Health Access Initiative$11,649,786MalariaBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider Network$9,376,244GaapBaylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider Network$9,376,238General SupportBaylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider Network$9,376,238GaapBaylor Scott & White Health
American Cancer Society (ACS)$8,950,000Challenge GrantCommunity Foundation of Collier County
Entertainment Industry Foundation$8,389,579Pancreatic Cancer ResearchCure Pancreatic Cancer Lustgarten Foundation
Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital$8,256,745AccrualLifespan
Fighting Infectious Diseases in$7,085,945PolioBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Cancer Research And Biostatistics$6,931,763Public Health SciencesFred Hutch (FHCRC)
United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA)$6,410,000To Support the Cost of Momentum's Various Program Activities.Spastic Children's Endowment Foundation
Helen Keller International (HKI)$6,252,078Fhi 360
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation$6,096,691Operational SupportJsi Research and Training Institute
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 "Disease-focused nonprofits" category for this page is determined by the "G00: Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.