Grants for health organizations

14,393 health care organizations received at least $207.1 billion in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 23,183 grants made from 10,145 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,800. Of these 10,145 foundations, 62% made just a single grant to health orgs, and 8% made grants to four or more health orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$207,149,467,749
Total grant dollars given to health organizations
23,183
Number of grants made annually to health organizations
10,145
Number of grantmakers funding health organizations
$1,800
Median grant size to health organizations

Foundations that support health care organizations

Out of all grants made to health organizations, 77% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 49% of the dollar-value of grants to health orgs. Foundations funding health orgs also made grants to community clinics, public health programs, multiservice human service organizations, trade / professional associations, and general hospitals.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
7,836
Medium
 
1,041
Large
 
1,260
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
 
138
Private
 
7,882
Corporate
 
310
Other
 
1,815

Grants made

Grants made to health orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
6,376
2-3
 
2,866
4-10
 
745
11+
 
158

Top 10 foundations supporting health care organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to health orgsNumber of grants made to health orgsMedian grant size
Kaiser PermanenteCAState98.4%28$95,796,454
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)CAState97.0%25$133,289,661
Ascension HealthMONational95.6%68$15,334,540
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNYMetro99.9%15$32,835,604
MHM Support ServicesMOState84.2%27$28,532,084
Sutter HealthCAState99.0%25$27,679,633
Saint Joseph Health (SJH)WAMetro84.5%14$139,211,148
Norton HealthcareKYMetro99.6%6$41,874,974
Boston Children's HospitalMAMetro99.6%2$1,224,872,241
Ascension Southeast Michigan St John Providence Health Oncology Research NsortiumMOMetro95.3%18$39,369,652

Health care organizations grantees

Health organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 99% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 60% of all health orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
19,701
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
3,482

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,250
$1M-$5M
 
$1,100
>$5M
 
$2,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
2,603
Tennessee
 
2,190
California
 
2,016
Florida
 
1,269
Other
 
15,105

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
2,603
Memphis
 
1,805
Los Angeles
 
759
Chicago
 
688
Other
 
15,771

Top 25 grants made to health organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)$22,889,728,401Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)$21,969,204,270Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)$5,138,254,690Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente$4,595,693,843Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Kaiser Permanente$3,200,944,748Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Kaiser Permanente$3,079,685,558Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Kaiser Permanente$2,561,020,434Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Boston Children's Hospital$2,331,845,019FMVBoston Children's Hospital
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
Kaiser Permanente$1,941,954,817Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
Norton Healthcare$1,885,538,707FMVNorton Healthcare
Presence Health Presence Healthcare Presence Health Care$1,789,855,695Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Kaiser Permanente$1,696,811,228Per AgreementKaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)
SelectHealth$1,541,868,247ContractIhc Health Services
Providence Health and Services$1,396,757,271AccrualProvidence Health and Services Oregon
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)$1,319,268,241Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP)$1,311,652,497Per AgreementKaiser Permanente
MDWISE Excel$1,194,691,407CashMDwise
MDWISE Excel$1,194,691,407CashMDwise
Ascension Southeast Michigan St John Providence Health Oncology Research Nsortium$1,158,183,060Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
Ascension Technologies$1,027,778,725Actual Amount Paid/transferredAscension Health
St Jude Children's Research Hospital$974,742,522Support for Operational and Capital Budget NeedsAmerican Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities
Sutter Health$963,452,867FMVSutter Bay Hospitals (CPMC)
Providence Health and Services$893,823,416CostSwedish Medical Center
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 organizations" category for this page is determined by the "E00: Health Care: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.