Grants for housing providers and shelters

5,623 housing providers and shelters received at least $444.8 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 8,940 grants made from 4,492 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,200. Of these 4,492 foundations, 73% made just a single grant to housing orgs, and 5% made grants to four or more housing orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$444,794,847
Total grant dollars given to housing providers and shelters
8,940
Number of grants made annually to housing providers and shelters
4,492
Number of grantmakers funding housing providers and shelters
$1,200
Median grant size to housing providers and shelters

Foundations that support housing providers and shelters

Out of all grants made to housing providers and shelters, 82% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 66% of the dollar-value of grants to housing orgs. Foundations funding housing orgs also made grants to homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, homeless assistance program, food banks, and religious organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
3,704
Medium
 
437
Large
 
344
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
 
89
Private
 
3,775
Corporate
 
201
Other
 
427

Grants made

Grants made to housing orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
3,297
2-3
 
932
4-10
 
206
11+
 
57

Top 10 foundations supporting housing providers and shelters

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to housing orgsNumber of grants made to housing orgsMedian grant size
Habitat for Humanity InternationalGANational0.7%228$1,257
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational2.1%195$400
Seattle FoundationWAState0.3%158$1,100
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.4%142$850
Baird FoundationWINational1.7%120$125
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.4%114$978
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.2%96$152
Carmax FoundationVANational0.9%85$500
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.5%81$125
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.4%67$100

Housing providers and shelters grantees

Housing providers and shelters with more than $5 million in total revenues received 85% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 38% of all housing orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
8,877
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
63

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
831
Washington
 
574
Georgia
 
490
New York
 
463
Other
 
6,582

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Seattle
 
464
New York City
 
453
Los Angeles
 
368
Chicago
 
360
Other
 
6,501

Top 25 grants made to housing providers and shelters

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Nef Community Investments$31,760,947FMVNational Equity Fund
Nef Community Investments$31,760,947FMVNational Equity Fund
Enterprise Community Partners$31,510,407CostEnterprise Community Investment
Blugold Real Estate Foundation$16,663,788CashUniversity of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation
Heartland Housing$12,565,580Cash ProvidedHeartland Alliance for Human Needs and Rights
PathStone Corporation$10,489,259SupportNational Council on the Aging (NCOA)
Siemer Institute$10,000,000Approved GrantThe Siemer Family Foundation
Siemer Institute$10,000,000Social ServicesThe Siemer Family Foundation
Mercy Housing / Affordable Housing for Amer in Need$9,923,744CashMercy Housing
Enterprise Community Partners$9,681,525General SupportEnterprise Community Investment
Enterprise Community Investment$9,681,525CostEnterprise Community Investment
Enterprise Community Partners$9,672,242CostEnterprise Community Investment
National Church Residences$9,212,188General SupportNational Church Residences Foundation
Daughters of Miriam Foundation$8,449,544Actual ExpenseDaughters of Miriam Association
American Opportunity for Housing$8,123,148American Agape Foundation
American Opportunity for Housing$8,123,148American Agape Foundation
Covenant House New York (CHNY)$7,938,500CostCovenant House International
Covenant House New York (CHNY)$7,938,500Program SupportCovenant House International
Community Housing Network (CHN)$6,904,105For Use in Their General Operations.Community Shelter Board
Enterprise Community Investment$6,782,413CostEnterprise Community Investment
Enterprise Community Investment$6,741,210CostEnterprise Community Partners
Eden Investments$6,630,730Book ValueEden Housing
Eden Investments$6,630,730Grants To Support Affordable Housing ActivitiesEden Housing
Eden Investments$6,630,730Book ValueEden Housing
The Housing Partnership Fund$5,322,441Fair ValueHousing Partnership Network (HPN)
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 "Housing providers and shelters" category for this page is determined by the "L00: Housing, Shelter: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.