Grants for housing search organizations

51 housing search programs received at least $86,677 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 34 grants made from 31 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $2,500. Of these 31 foundations, 93% made just a single grant to housing search orgs, and 0% made grants to four or more housing search orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$86,677
Total grant dollars given to housing search organizations
34
Number of grants made annually to housing search organizations
31
Number of grantmakers funding housing search organizations
$2,500
Median grant size to housing search organizations

Foundations that support housing search programs

Out of all grants made to housing search organizations, 58% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 57% of the dollar-value of grants to housing search orgs. Foundations funding housing search orgs also made grants to multiservice human service organizations, food banks, homeless shelters, religious organizations, and domestic violence shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
18
Medium
 
7
Large
 
6
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
 
2
Private
 
14
Corporate
 
7
Other
 
8

Grants made

Grants made to housing search orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
29
2-3
 
2
4-10
 
0
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting housing search programs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to housing search orgsNumber of grants made to housing search orgsMedian grant size
Liberty Hill FoundationCAMetro0.0%3$1,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%2$276
Robert and Joan Dircks FoundationMAMetro0.9%1$5,000
The Community Foundation of Louisville Corporate DepositoryKYMetro0.0%1$5,000
Youthbuild UsaMANational0.1%1$5,000
United Way of Racine CountyWIMetro0.2%1$5,000
Warm FoundationWAMetro9.2%1$5,000
Mississippi Power FoundationMSState0.4%1$5,000
United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha CountyWIMetro0.0%1$5,000
Washington University in St. Louis (Wash. U)MONational0.0%1$5,000

Housing search programs grantees

Housing search organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 2% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 6% of all housing search orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
34
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
n/a
$100k-$500k
 
n/a
$500k-$1M
 
n/a
$1M-$5M
 
n/a
>$5M
 
n/a

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Texas
 
5
Washington
 
3
Mississippi
 
3
Illinois
 
3
Other
 
20

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Beaumont
 
4
Los Angeles
 
3
Gulfport
 
3
Chicago
 
3
Other
 
19

Top 25 grants made to housing search organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
HomeSharing$5,000Shared Affordable HousingRobert and Joan Dircks Foundation
Metropolitan Housing Coalition$5,000L01 Alliance/advocacy OrganizationsThe Community Foundation of Louisville Corporate Depository
Southern Appalachian Labor School Foundation$5,000To Create A Solid Mentoring Component in Youthbuild Programs.to Support Building Increased Efficacy, Cohesion and Innovation in the Youthbuild Network.to Support Program on Substance Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention.Youthbuild Usa
Housing Resources$5,000Covid ReliefUnited Way of Racine County
Upper Valley MEND$5,000Holiday Toys/food BasketsWarm Foundation
Wolf River Conservation Society$5,000DonationMississippi Power Foundation
Housing Resources$5,000Covid 19 FundingUnited Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County
Council EHOC$5,000SponsorshipWashington University in St. Louis (Wash. U)
Urban Hope$5,000Social ResponsibilityKT Family Foundation
HousingWorks Austin$5,000To Provide Funds for Public Education on Affordable Housing in Austin AreaRebekah Baines Johnson Center
Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization (HERO)$5,000General FundTombigbee Resource Conservation and Development Council
Anayat House$3,000OperationsSimpson-Omohundro Foundation Omohundro Educational Trust
Housing Solutions for the Southwest (Formerly Southwest Community Resources)$2,500Exempt PurposeColeman Charitable Foundation
Inquilinos Unidos$2,500Annual Garden Party (No Tickets)Liberty Hill Foundation
Anayat House$2,500Continuing OperationsMechia Foundation
Beacon Communities Charitable Fund$2,500General SupportPeople's United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts
Anayat House$2,500Provide Affordable & SafeHelen C and Curtis B Locke Charitable Trust
A House in Austin NFP$2,500Children's ProgramsNewman's Own Foundation
Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts$2,500General Purpose GrantBridgewater Savings Charitable Foundation
Blue Ridge Housing Network$1,500Assist Working Families in Clarke, Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah Counties and the City of Winchester With Rent, Mortgage Or Utility Costs Due To Loss of Income From Covid-19American Woodmark Foundation
Nishna Productions$1,500Covid GrantsDwight and Marilyn Conover Foundation
Anayat House$1,500General SupportBa and &amp E W Steinhagen Benevolent Trust
Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance$1,1402020 Nys Historic Marker ProgramThe William G Pomeroy Foundation
Inquilinos Unidos$1,000Sponsorship for the 2019 Garden Party - No TicketsLiberty Hill Foundation
New Directions Housing Corporation$1,000General Charitable PurposesHuizenga Foundation
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 search organizations" category for this page is determined by the "L30: Housing Search Assistance" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.