Grants for immigrant centers

789 immigrant and ethnic centers and service providers received at least $22.4 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,182 grants made from 740 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 740 foundations, 82% made just a single grant to immigrant centers, and 5% made grants to four or more immigrant centers. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$22,403,171
Total grant dollars given to immigrant centers
1,182
Number of grants made annually to immigrant centers
740
Number of grantmakers funding immigrant centers
$1,500
Median grant size to immigrant centers

Foundations that support immigrant and ethnic centers and service providers

Out of all grants made to immigrant centers, 69% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 89% of the dollar-value of grants to immigrant centers. Foundations funding immigrant centers also made grants to homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, youth development programs, domestic violence shelters, and food banks.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
514
Medium
 
109
Large
 
117
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
 
33
Private
 
546
Corporate
 
52
Other
 
109

Grants made

Grants made to immigrant centersNumber of grantmakers
1
 
611
2-3
 
88
4-10
 
34
11+
 
7

Top 10 foundations supporting immigrant and ethnic centers and service providers

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to immigrant centersNumber of grants made to immigrant centersMedian grant size
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%46$1,500
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.1%26$1,000
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%26$1,000
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.1%25$53
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%23$630
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%22$100
Dollar General Literacy FoundationTNNational0.2%11$2,500
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%10$1,250
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.1%10$550

Immigrant and ethnic centers and service providers grantees

Immigrant centers with more than $5 million in total revenues received 92% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 40% of all immigrant centers.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,176
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
6

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$2,000
$100k-$500k
 
$2,500
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,890
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
156
New York
 
155
Washington
 
102
Illinois
 
92
Other
 
677

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
154
Seattle
 
92
Chicago
 
92
San Francisco
 
59
Other
 
759

Top 25 grants made to immigrant centers

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Immigrant Legal Resource Center$4,645,000Project SupportThe Grove Foundation
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)$3,758,575Payments for Employment and Training ProgramsDetroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC)
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project$3,143,026Rebuilding Asylum Seekers' LivesUrban Justice Center
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)$2,961,431Provision of Workforce DevelopmentWorksystems
Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM)$2,734,633Refugee Social Services, Elderly Services, Refugee School Impact, Kentucky Wilson Fish Alternative, Refugee Health Promotion, Refugee Targeted AssistanceCatholic Charities of Louisville
Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)$2,601,690The Organization Is A Subcontractor of the Council's CCR&R and Cares GrantsDay Care Council of New York
St Joseph Services$5,000SJS Out of School TimeThe A Montgomery Ward Foundation
Casa de Maryland$5,000Provide General Operating SupportAnnie E Casey Foundation (AECF)
The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights$5,000Immigrant Child and Family Rights ProjectColeman Family Charitable Foundation
Catholic Charities DC$5,000Grant-Making ProgramRobert E Torray and Anne P Torray Family Foundation
Nationalities Service Center of Philadelphia (NSC)$5,000Provide Financial Assistance for Immigrants Who Have Lost Their Homes, Income, And/or Employment Due To the Covid-19 PandemicFoundation for Delaware County (CCF)
Transportation Assistance for Seacoast Citizens (TASC)$5,000Support of Organization Mission To Help People Maintain Their Health, Independence and Dignity By Mobilizing Volunteer Drivers To Provide Rides To Eligible Residents of the NH Seacoast CommunitiesExeter Hospital
Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington$5,000General SupportJeong H Kim Foundation
Korean American Disabled People Association (KADPA)$5,000General SupportJeong H Kim Foundation
Building One Community$5,000General SupportThe Meera and Ashok Vasudevan Foundation
Pursuit of Innovation Pi515$5,000CharitableLarson Foundation
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)$5,000AssistanceThe Edwards Family Foundation
Tacoma Community House (TCH)$5,000501(c)3 Fundraising EventLu-Wong Foundation
First Nations Development Institute$5,000Sponsorship of 2019 Native American Program Officers GatheringNorthwest Area Foundation
The Guatemalan-Maya Center$5,000Covid-19 Relief and RecoveryMary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund
Neighborhood House$5,000Human Services Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Columbus$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Columbus$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
Asian Americans for Equality$5,000General Support PurposesTiger Baron 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 "Immigrant centers" category for this page is determined by the "P84: Ethnic, Immigrant Centers and Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.