Grants for home repair programs

873 home improvement and support programs received at least $97.8 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 637 grants made from 464 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $2,000. Of these 464 foundations, 84% made just a single grant to home repair programs, and 3% made grants to four or more home repair programs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$97,784,828
Total grant dollars given to home repair programs
637
Number of grants made annually to home repair programs
464
Number of grantmakers funding home repair programs
$2,000
Median grant size to home repair programs

Foundations that support home improvement and support programs

Out of all grants made to home repair programs, 64% 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 home repair programs. Foundations funding home repair programs also made grants to homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, food banks, youth development programs, and domestic violence shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
299
Medium
 
75
Large
 
90
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
 
24
Private
 
313
Corporate
 
45
Other
 
82

Grants made

Grants made to home repair programsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
393
2-3
 
53
4-10
 
15
11+
 
3

Top 10 foundations supporting home improvement and support programs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to home repair programsNumber of grants made to home repair programsMedian grant size
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational2.0%23$500
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%14$1,850
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.1%11$2,500
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%7$1,000
Enterprise Community InvestmentMDMetro64.3%6$7,266,990
The Columbus FoundationOHState0.0%6$5,000
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%6$750
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%6$64
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.0%5$500

Home improvement and support programs grantees

Home repair programs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 93% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 24% of all home repair programs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
623
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
14

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$2,000
$100k-$500k
 
$2,800
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$2,500
>$5M
 
$1,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
46
Washington
 
43
Massachusetts
 
38
New York
 
37
Other
 
473

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Boston
 
27
Washington DC
 
26
Baltimore
 
26
New York City
 
25
Other
 
473

Top 25 grants made to home repair programs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Enterprise Community Partners$31,510,407CostEnterprise Community Investment
PathStone Corporation$10,489,259SupportNational Council on the Aging (NCOA)
Enterprise Community Partners$9,681,525General SupportEnterprise Community Investment
Enterprise Community Partners$9,672,242CostEnterprise Community Investment
The Housing Partnership Fund$5,322,441Fair ValueHousing Partnership Network (HPN)
Enterprise Community Partners$4,861,739CostEnterprise Community Investment
Enterprise Community Partners$4,077,500In Support of Neighborhood RevitalizationJP Morgan Chase Foundation
Enterprise Community Partners$4,026,758CostEnterprise Community Investment
El-Ada Community Action$3,406,914To Alleviate the Causes and Conditions of Poverty in Idaho CommunitiesCommunity Action Partnership Association Of Idaho
Mercy Properties$2,967,393Low-Income HousingMercy Housing
RCAP Solutions$2,762,094Technical Assistance, Training and Research and Economic DevelopmentRural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
Community Housing$2,600,000CostEnterprise Community Investment
The Housing Partnership Fund$2,500,000Fair ValueHousing Partnership Network (HPN)
Mission First Housing Group$2,500,000Economic DevelopmentPIDC-Local Development Corporation
Worcester Common Ground$5,000Affordable Housing ProjectRuth H and Warren A Ellsworth Foundation
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing$5,000General DonationThe Millar Family Foundation
Just-A-Start Corporation$5,000Unrestricted GeneralF Lutze and C Rausch Family Foundation
Casa Familiar$5,000GeneralJewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Community Action House (CAH)$5,000General OperationCraig and Wendy Spoelhof Foundation
Northwest Side CDC$5,000Human Services Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
Milwaukee Community Land Trust$5,000Human Services Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
Rebuilding Together Fox Valley$5,000Human Services Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
Partners in Community Building (PICB)$5,000Human Services Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
Rebuilding Together-Warner Robins$5,000Support the Exempt Purpose of Rebuilding TogetherRobins Financial Credit Union
San Luis Valley Housing Coalition$5,000General Operating EzThe Colorado 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 "Home repair programs" category for this page is determined by the "L80: Housing Support Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.