Grants for health financing and support organizations

1,028 health care financing and support organizations received at least $7.6 billion in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 2,813 grants made from 1,879 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 1,879 foundations, 86% made just a single grant to healthcare financers, and 2% made grants to four or more healthcare financers. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$7,586,755,524
Total grant dollars given to health financing and support organizations
2,813
Number of grants made annually to health financing and support organizations
1,879
Number of grantmakers funding health financing and support organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to health financing and support organizations

Foundations that support health care financing and support organizations

Out of all grants made to health financing and support organizations, 81% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 98% of the dollar-value of grants to healthcare financers. Foundations funding healthcare financers also made grants to patient services organizations, food banks, homeless shelters, youth development programs, and multiservice human service organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,535
Medium
 
180
Large
 
164
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
 
42
Private
 
1,603
Corporate
 
92
Other
 
142

Grants made

Grants made to healthcare financersNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,619
2-3
 
205
4-10
 
35
11+
 
20

Top 10 foundations supporting health care financing and support organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to healthcare financersNumber of grants made to healthcare financersMedian grant size
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%75$390
Carmax FoundationVANational0.6%64$500
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%56$177
Westrock FoundationGANational0.1%48$57
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.2%36$100
Baird FoundationWINational0.6%35$247
Charity Partners FoundationMANational1.2%32$23
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.1%29$100
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.2%24$1,000
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.1%24$104

Health care financing and support organizations grantees

Health financing and support organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 99% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 34% of all healthcare financers.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
2,742
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
71

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,200
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
431
California
 
232
Florida
 
199
Illinois
 
180
Other
 
1,771

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
414
Chicago
 
169
Philadelphia
 
78
San Francisco
 
74
Other
 
2,046

Top 25 grants made to health financing and support organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
SelectHealth$1,541,868,247ContractIhc Health Services
Priority Health$709,172,440Cash, Gaap, Or FMVSpectrum Health
Texas CHILDREN'S Health Plan$436,327,760CostTexas Children's Hospital (TCS)
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan$381,227,000FMVBoston Medical Center (BMC)
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan$381,227,000FMVBoston Medical Center (BMC)
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest$371,021,373Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States$341,464,027Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States$261,785,242Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado$251,019,996Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States$243,902,934Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest$234,791,745Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest$234,611,903Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado$209,853,378Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest$183,399,828Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States$146,180,243Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Bronson Healthcare Group$138,242,866Method Based on Actual CostBronson Methodist Hospital
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest$133,289,661Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia$116,000,000Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia$104,190,109Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia$98,938,972Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado$95,458,308Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia$92,653,936Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States$74,526,188Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Bronson Healthcare Group$69,136,217Cash TransferBronson Methodist Hospital
Bronson Healthcare Group$69,136,217General SupportBronson Methodist Hospital
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 "Health financing and support organizations" category for this page is determined by the "E80: Health, General and Financing" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.