Grants for family service centers

2,860 family services organizations received at least $111.6 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 4,689 grants made from 2,849 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 2,849 foundations, 80% made just a single grant to family service orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more family service orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$111,597,494
Total grant dollars given to family service centers
4,689
Number of grants made annually to family service centers
2,849
Number of grantmakers funding family service centers
$1,500
Median grant size to family service centers

Foundations that support family services organizations

Out of all grants made to family service centers, 81% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 57% of the dollar-value of grants to family service orgs. Foundations funding family service orgs also made grants to domestic violence shelters, food banks, multiservice human service organizations, homeless shelters, and youth development programs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
2,307
Medium
 
304
Large
 
236
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
 
2,362
Corporate
 
139
Other
 
260

Grants made

Grants made to family service orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
2,307
2-3
 
438
4-10
 
68
11+
 
36

Top 10 foundations supporting family services organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to family service orgsNumber of grants made to family service orgsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.3%102$970
Community Foundation of Collier CountyFLNational0.6%71$2,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%71$350
Baird FoundationWINational0.6%65$25
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%63$100
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.2%58$1,000
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%46$1,050
Daniels FundCORegional0.1%45$1,285
Charity Partners FoundationMANational1.2%40$19
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.3%36$950

Family services organizations grantees

Family service centers with more than $5 million in total revenues received 94% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 32% of all family service orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
4,665
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
24

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,475
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
413
Texas
 
305
Florida
 
280
New York
 
256
Other
 
3,435

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
240
Chicago
 
185
Los Angeles
 
173
Seattle
 
145
Other
 
3,434

Top 25 grants made to family service centers

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS)$8,039,162Support of Foster and Adopted Children and Other Family Support ServicesFamily Support Services of North Florida (FSSNF)
ZERO TO THREE - NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFANTS TODDLERS and FAMILIES$8,000,000To Support Scaling PlanBlue Meridian Partners
Metropolitan Family Services$7,808,361Implement Communities Partnership 4 Peace (CP4P)The Chicago Community Trust
Jewish Community Service (JCS)$7,228,192General SupportThe Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)$5,814,167Local Agency SupportJewish Federation Council of Greater LA
Southwest Human Development (SWHD)$4,628,002Program SupportValley of the Sun United Way
ZERO TO THREE - NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFANTS TODDLERS and FAMILIES$4,525,000Support Policy Solutions That Advance Good Health, Strong Families, and Positive Early LearningPerigee Fund
Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland Ohio$4,497,777Annual Allocation, Youthabilities, Holocaust Survivors, Home Delivered Meals, Forward Focus, Coronavirus Relief, Response To Dementia, Scholarships, Capital Campaign, Annual Campaign, General SupportJewish Federation of Cleveland
Jewish Family Service$4,269,140General Support/ FloodJewish Federation of Greater Houston
Youth and Family Alternatives$3,864,321Youth and Family ServicesFlorida Network of Youth and Family Services
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services (GCJFCS)$3,859,010Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Jewish Family Service$3,638,986To Support Jewish FamiliesJewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Boys Town South Florida$3,504,898FMV - CashFather Flanagan's Boys' Home / Boys Town
Boys Town South Florida$3,504,898Program SupportFather Flanagan's Boys' Home / Boys Town
Jewish Family Service$3,227,903CashJewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Jewish Family and CHILDREN'S Service (JFCS)$3,201,113Family SupportCombined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
Wellspring Family Services$3,186,470Prog Invst & Desg GiftsUnited Way of King County
Family Houston$3,134,733Thrive / Strong FamiliesUnited Way of Greater Houston
United Service Organizations$2,939,379Project SupportTides Foundation
Women in Distress of Broward County$2,779,400Payment for Support of General Function of Domestic Abuse Shelters and Related EntitiesFlorida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV)
Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital$2,693,262To Support Child Advocacy ProgramsNationwide Children's Hospital
Metropolitan Family Services$2,590,097Program SupportUnited Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Family Service Association of Sa$2,534,504Restricted To Specific ProgramUnited Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
Children's Institute$2,500,000To Support Implementation of Its Fy19-Fy22 Business PlanThe Edna Mcconnell Clark Foundation
Family Services of the Merrimack Valley$5,000Public PurposeDeluca Family Charitable Trust
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 "Family service centers" category for this page is determined by the "P40: Family Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.