Grants for hockey, skate, and ski clubs

368 hockey, skate, and ski leagues and clubs received at least $8.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 269 grants made from 208 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 208 foundations, 87% made just a single grant to winter sports clubs, and 2% made grants to four or more winter sports clubs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$8,510,545
Total grant dollars given to hockey, skate, and ski clubs
269
Number of grants made annually to hockey, skate, and ski clubs
208
Number of grantmakers funding hockey, skate, and ski clubs
$1,000
Median grant size to hockey, skate, and ski clubs

Foundations that support hockey, skate, and ski leagues and clubs

Out of all grants made to hockey, skate, and ski clubs, 76% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 94% of the dollar-value of grants to winter sports clubs. Foundations funding winter sports clubs also made grants to animal shelters, universities, food banks, educational service providers, and boys and girls clubs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
160
Medium
 
21
Large
 
27
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
 
5
Private
 
160
Corporate
 
17
Other
 
26

Grants made

Grants made to winter sports clubsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
183
2-3
 
19
4-10
 
5
11+
 
1

Top 10 foundations supporting hockey, skate, and ski leagues and clubs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to winter sports clubsNumber of grants made to winter sports clubsMedian grant size
Twin City Figure Skating AssociationMNMetro45.9%14$500
Baird FoundationWINational0.2%10$500
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%7$100
Alliant Energy FoundationWIState0.1%6$400
The Graco FoundationMNMetro0.1%5$1,000
Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA)MIState65.0%4$928
Advent Angels In My HairMNMetro2.7%3$618
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%3$100
USA Hockey FoundationCONational87.5%2$4,002,500
Rasmuson FoundationAKState0.0%2$5,000

Hockey, skate, and ski leagues and clubs grantees

Hockey, skate, and ski clubs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 94% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 8% of all winter sports clubs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
268
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
1

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$928
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$2,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Colorado
 
36
New York
 
32
Minnesota
 
32
Wisconsin
 
28
Other
 
141

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Minneapolis
 
27
New York City
 
21
Chicago
 
17
Madison
 
9
Other
 
105

Top 25 grants made to hockey, skate, and ski clubs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
USA Hockey$8,000,000NHL GrantUSA Hockey Foundation
Prior Lake Water Ski Association$5,000General OperatingKotula Family Foundation
Minot Hockey Boosters$5,000General SupportInFaith Community Foundation (ICF)
Big Sky Ski Education Foundation$5,000Unrestricted GeneralDavis Family Charitable Trust
Ohio Youth Hockey Association$5,000Urban AffairsThe Columbus Foundation
Ford K Sayre Memorial Ski Council$5,000General SupportThe Couch Family Foundation
Sylvania Youth Hockey$5,000Charitable DonationPromedica Health System
American Special Hockey Association$5,000Grant Is To Start New Program Development in Syracuse and Elmira $5,000. To Support the Southern Tier Special Hockey Festival. $7,500 With 16 Special Hockey Teams Attending.Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation
Special Hockey Washington Incorporated$5,000General UseDart Group Ii Foundation
Peconic Hockey Foundation$5,000GeneralL A W Foundation
Aquanut Water Shows$5,000General SupportHunter Family Foundation
Jackson Youth Hockey$5,000General UseThe Robert and Colleen Grady Foundation
Teton Adaptive Sports$5,000Adaptive Summer Sports Programming ExpensesDisabled Sports USA (DSUSA)
Chicago Jets Hockey Club$5,000General PurposesChristopher L & M Susan Gust Foundation
Nantucket Youth Hockey$5,000SupportNantucket Golf Club Foundation
Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation$5,000General SupportSam and Peggy Grossman Family Foundation
Triboro Youth Hockey Association$5,000Award - Growth AwardMassachusetts Hockey
Alaska State Hockey Association (ASHA)$5,000Team Alaska 18u Tier 1Rasmuson Foundation
Alaska State Hockey Association (ASHA)$5,00014u Tier 1Rasmuson Foundation
Gunstock Nordic Association$5,000UnrestrictedThe Daniell Family Foundation
Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena$5,000To Help Support the CommunityThe Masonic and Eastern Star Home Charities
Girdwood Nordic Ski Club$5,000Charitable ContributionThe Wilson Family Foundation
Alyeska Ski Club$5,000Charitable ContributionThe Wilson Family Foundation
Rebel Hockey Club$5,000General PurposeThe Zarley Family Foundation
Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena$5,000General Operating SupportDimick Foundation John M Lynham Jr Trustee
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 "Hockey, skate, and ski clubs" category for this page is determined by the "N68: Winter Sports" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.