Grants for general hospitals

1,735 general hospitals received at least $20.2 billion in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,775 grants made from 993 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $5,000. Of these 993 foundations, 76% made just a single grant to general hospitals, and 6% made grants to four or more general hospitals. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$20,159,739,593
Total grant dollars given to general hospitals
1,775
Number of grants made annually to general hospitals
993
Number of grantmakers funding general hospitals
$5,000
Median grant size to general hospitals

Foundations that support general hospitals

Out of all grants made to general hospitals, 63% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 61% of the dollar-value of grants to general hospitals. Foundations funding general hospitals also made grants to hospital systems, universities, community clinics, medical practice research organizations, and trade / professional associations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
630
Medium
 
122
Large
 
240
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
 
30
Private
 
615
Corporate
 
44
Other
 
304

Grants made

Grants made to general hospitalsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
764
2-3
 
168
4-10
 
43
11+
 
18

Top 10 foundations supporting general hospitals

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to general hospitalsNumber of grants made to general hospitalsMedian grant size
Adventist HealthCAState80.3%37$25,107,956
Ascension HealthMONational14.4%35$12,614,571
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.2%34$1,500
CommonSpirit HealthCONational61.4%33$8,006,144
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%32$1,800
UnityPoint HealthIAMetro88.5%26$6,538,211
Healthcare Services Group Charitable FoundationMOState26.3%21$3,000
Bon Secours Mercy HealthOHNational50.0%20$13,062,023
CHRISTUS HealthTXState88.4%18$17,810,077
Bronson Healthcare GroupMIMetro86.8%14$10,799,809

General hospitals grantees

General hospitals with more than $5 million in total revenues received 99% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 99% of all general hospitals.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,052
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
723

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$2,429
$500k-$1M
 
$5,000
$1M-$5M
 
$5,000
>$5M
 
$5,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
231
California
 
159
Massachusetts
 
114
Missouri
 
108
Other
 
1,163

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
207
Boston
 
108
St. Louis
 
76
Los Angeles
 
59
Other
 
1,124

Top 25 grants made to general hospitals

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Mount Sinai Hospital$1,957,622,000CostIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Hospital$1,957,622,000CostIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Providence Health and Services$893,823,416CostSwedish Medical Center
Providence Health and Services$893,823,416AccrualSwedish Medical Center
Stanford Health Care$862,877,651BookStanford University
Children's Wisconsin / Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Inc (CHW)$351,209,864Net Book ValueChildren's Wisconsin / Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation Inc
Adventist Health Ctr-Hanford (AHCVN)$243,263,197Loan BalanceAdventist Health
Sentara Hospitals$227,933,918Corp Books/recMartha Jefferson Hospital
Ascension Seton$227,826,753Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Mayo Clinic Arizona$205,210,473Support Charitable ProgramsMayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic Arizona$187,471,112GaapMayo Clinic
Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC)$185,651,660Notes PayableAdventist Health
Lafayette General Health (LGH)$172,142,713CostLafayette General Health System (LGH)
Alegent Creighton Health$170,726,674See Statement - SCH. R Part ViiCommonSpirit Health
White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC)$155,647,057Cash MGT FundsAdventist Health
White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC)$155,647,057Cash Transfer AmountAdventist Health
Methodist Healthcare - Memphis Hospitals$147,869,425Intercompany TransactionMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Bronson Methodist Hospital$138,242,866Method Based on Actual CostBronson Healthcare Group
UNMC Physicians$136,621,573General SupportNebraska Medicine
Avera McKennan$124,034,028General LedgerAvera Health
Miami Valley Hospital$121,843,297Building & ImprovementsGood Samaritan Hospital
Sacred Heart Health System$121,808,025Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Providence Health and Services Oregon$121,573,408CostProvidence St Vincent Medical Foundation
St Vincent Evansville$113,735,946Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
SCL Health$111,002,102FMVSisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System
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 "General hospitals" category for this page is determined by the "E22: Hospital, General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.