Grants for hospital systems

478 community health and hospital systems received at least $11.9 billion in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 699 grants made from 460 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $5,000. Of these 460 foundations, 81% made just a single grant to hospital systems, and 5% made grants to four or more hospital systems. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$11,947,895,855
Total grant dollars given to hospital systems
699
Number of grants made annually to hospital systems
460
Number of grantmakers funding hospital systems
$5,000
Median grant size to hospital systems

Foundations that support community health and hospital systems

Out of all grants made to hospital systems, 59% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 77% of the dollar-value of grants to hospital systems. Foundations funding hospital systems also made grants to general hospitals, community clinics, universities, public health programs, and multiservice human service organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
274
Medium
 
47
Large
 
138
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
 
19
Private
 
265
Corporate
 
27
Other
 
149

Grants made

Grants made to hospital systemsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
374
2-3
 
62
4-10
 
19
11+
 
5

Top 10 foundations supporting community health and hospital systems

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to hospital systemsNumber of grants made to hospital systemsMedian grant size
Ascension HealthMONational62.5%23$22,097,303
Baptist Memorial Health Care CorporationTNMetro11.9%14$9,747,708
Partners Healthcare SystemMAMetro42.6%12$13,100,589
Amga FoundationVANational2.6%11$5,000
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%11$31
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%10$200
Sutter Bay Hospitals (CPMC)CAMetro93.7%9$7,820,919
Geisinger Health FoundationPAMetro92.2%9$46,322,990
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%9$1,000
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.0%9$500

Community health and hospital systems grantees

Hospital systems with more than $5 million in total revenues received 99% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 88% of all hospital systems.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
454
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
245

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$2,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,625
$1M-$5M
 
$3,500
>$5M
 
$5,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Minnesota
 
140
Massachusetts
 
70
California
 
57
Pennsylvania
 
55
Other
 
377

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Rochester, MN
 
137
Boston
 
68
Ann Arbor
 
45
New York City
 
35
Other
 
393

Top 25 grants made to hospital systems

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Presence Health Presence Healthcare Presence Health Care$1,789,855,695Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Ascension Southeast Michigan St John Providence Health Oncology Research Nsortium$1,158,183,060Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Sutter Health$963,452,867FMVSutter Bay Hospitals (CPMC)
WellSpan Health$524,650,819General LedgerYork Hospital
Saint Joseph Health (SJH)$452,623,043FMVProvidence St Jude Medical Center
St Vincent$360,831,322Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Orlando Health Physician Group$347,870,717FMVOrlando Health
Sutter Health$328,486,975FMVSutter Bay Hospitals (CPMC)
Saint Thomas Health (STHe)$276,407,834Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Franciscan Health System$248,705,755See Statement - SCH. R Part ViiCommonSpirit Health
Geisinger Health System (GHS)$240,139,923GaapGeisinger Health Foundation
Geisinger Health System (GHS)$240,000,000GaapGeisinger Health Foundation
Temple University Health System (TUHS)$230,872,000FMVTemple University (TU)
Dignity Health Medical Foundation$208,286,453Medical Foundation SupportDignity Health
North Shore Medical Center$166,440,000FMVPartners Healthcare System
UC Health$150,445,706Cash and SecuritiesMedical Center Fund of Cincinnati
Orlando Health Physician Group$140,500,000FMVOrlando Health
Ascension Via Christi Health$128,354,059Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Borgess Health Alliance$122,171,894Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Columbia St Mary's$120,132,988Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Saint Lukes Physician Group$95,655,137Support for Health Care NeedsSt. Lukes Hospital of Kansas City
Bon Secours St Francis Health System$88,078,974CostBon Secours Mercy Health
Bon Secours St Francis Health System$88,078,974CostBon Secours Mercy Health
Dignity Health Medical Foundation$83,371,562See Part ViiDignity Community Care
WellSpan Health$77,786,963General LedgerYork 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 "Hospital systems" category for this page is determined by the "E21: Community Health Systems" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.