Grants for educational service providers

4,725 educational service providers received at least $266.3 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 5,718 grants made from 2,995 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 2,995 foundations, 78% made just a single grant to educational orgs, and 5% made grants to four or more educational orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$266,326,604
Total grant dollars given to educational service providers
5,718
Number of grants made annually to educational service providers
2,995
Number of grantmakers funding educational service providers
$1,000
Median grant size to educational service providers

Foundations that support educational service providers

Out of all grants made to educational service providers, 78% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 75% of the dollar-value of grants to educational orgs. Foundations funding educational orgs also made grants to youth development programs, multiservice human service organizations, food banks, youth service organizations, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
2,348
Medium
 
374
Large
 
272
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
 
80
Private
 
2,481
Corporate
 
165
Other
 
269

Grants made

Grants made to educational orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
2,353
2-3
 
491
4-10
 
105
11+
 
46

Top 10 foundations supporting educational service providers

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to educational orgsNumber of grants made to educational orgsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.2%168$121
New York Life FoundationNYNational0.3%142$500
Dollar General Literacy FoundationTNNational2.2%110$2,000
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.2%99$100
Carmax FoundationVANational0.7%81$500
Sempra Energy FoundationCAState1.8%78$260
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%71$440
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.3%70$100
Baird FoundationWINational1.3%65$380
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%55$1,500

Educational service providers grantees

Educational service providers with more than $5 million in total revenues received 87% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 22% of all educational orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
5,682
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
36

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,250
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$2,000
>$5M
 
$1,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
1,027
New York
 
608
Texas
 
319
Massachusetts
 
282
Other
 
3,482

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
576
San Francisco
 
449
Chicago
 
276
Los Angeles
 
272
Other
 
3,892

Top 25 grants made to educational service providers

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Strada Education Network$87,120,164Support Their Philanthropic Efforts Pursuant To the December 6, 2016 Transfer of Ownership of United Student Aid Funds and Northwest Education Loan Association From Usa Funds (Now Strada) To Ascendium.Ascendium Education Solutions
Reading and Math$23,151,922Americorps ProgramServeMinnesota
Kansas City Scholars$7,800,000Support Scholarships, Financial Incentives To Promote College Savings, and Support Services for Low- and Modest-Income Students and Adults Needing Access and Support To Pursue and Complete A Postsecondary Credit-Bearing Credential Or Degree. 201607-0836Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Mind Trust$7,087,500Growing Quality Schools and Educational ProgramsThe City Fund
DonorsChoose org$6,950,000Project SupportTides Foundation
College Track$6,768,250EducationSilicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
Smash$6,650,000Video Project With Hingeto, General SupportEast Bay Community Foundation (EBCF)
Achieve Atlanta$5,567,141General SupportThe Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
The Dollywood Foundation$5,480,560Early LiteracyNorth Carolina Partnership for Children
New Schools for Baton Rouge (NSBR)$5,020,000Growing Quality Schools and Educational ProgramsThe City Fund
Durhams Partnership for Children$4,990,522NC Young ChildrenNorth Carolina Partnership for Children
National College Advising Corps$4,939,334Preparing for Statewide Impact / Expansion and InfrastructureJohn M Belk Endowment (JMBE)
Core Districts$4,890,489K-12 EducationBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY)$4,712,806SponsorshipThe City College 21ST Century Foundation
Memphis Teacher Residency$4,548,780Program SupportChristian Community Foundation of Memphis and the Mid-South
Educate78$4,250,000Growing Quality Schools and Educational ProgramsThe City Fund
EducationSuperHighway$4,035,000EducationSilicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
College Success Foundation - District of Columbia (CSF-DC)$4,000,000Postsecondary EducationBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Detroit Public Schools Foundation$4,000,000Engage Parents and Caregivers To Ensure Equitable Implementation of Educational Programs and Policies To Support School Readiness and Academic SuccessW.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)
Communities In Schools$4,000,000To Support Implementation of Its Fy18-Fy22 Business PlanThe Edna Mcconnell Clark Foundation
New Haven Promise$4,000,000ScholarshipsYale University
Great MN Schools$3,727,000General Operating SupportThe Minneapolis Foundation
Independence Mission Schools (IMS)$3,401,084ScholarshipsBusiness Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS)
Room to Read$3,353,146Project SupportTides Foundation
Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY)$3,250,000For Data and Project Management and the Coordination of Technical Assistance and Support for the Safety and Justice Challenge Network.John D & Catherine T Macarthur 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 "Educational service providers" category for this page is determined by the "B90: Educational Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.