Grants for medical practice research organizations

511 medical discipline research centers received at least $6.0 billion in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,367 grants made from 999 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 999 foundations, 88% made just a single grant to medical institutes, and 2% made grants to four or more medical institutes. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$6,047,146,006
Total grant dollars given to medical practice research organizations
1,367
Number of grants made annually to medical practice research organizations
999
Number of grantmakers funding medical practice research organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to medical practice research organizations

Foundations that support medical discipline research centers

Out of all grants made to medical practice research organizations, 78% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 95% of the dollar-value of grants to medical institutes. Foundations funding medical institutes also made grants to universities, specialty hospitals, religious organizations, animal shelters, and cancer organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
785
Medium
 
90
Large
 
123
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
 
21
Private
 
842
Corporate
 
51
Other
 
85

Grants made

Grants made to medical institutesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
882
2-3
 
97
4-10
 
10
11+
 
10

Top 10 foundations supporting medical discipline research centers

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to medical institutesNumber of grants made to medical institutesMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.2%62$304
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%31$518
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%22$400
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%20$75
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.1%18$100
Charity Partners FoundationMANational0.4%15$14
Baird FoundationWINational0.3%13$100
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.0%13$150
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationWANational2.8%12$5,474,968
BaxterILNational0.0%11$75

Medical discipline research centers grantees

Medical practice research organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 97% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 69% of all medical institutes.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,293
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
74

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
414
Massachusetts
 
177
Illinois
 
143
California
 
123
Other
 
510

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
412
Boston
 
177
Washington DC
 
151
Chicago
 
143
Other
 
460

Top 25 grants made to medical practice research organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Mayo Clinic$4,703,968,040GaapMayo Clinic
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope (BRI)$349,931,002See Part IvCity of Hope
The Broad Institute$110,000,000Sci & Med Research - To Support Biomedical and Genomic ResearchThe Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Albert Einstein College of Medicine$60,000,000Operating SubsidiesMontefiore Medical Center
Ub Foundation Activities$55,783,380AccrualUniversity at Buffalo Foundation
Ub Foundation Activities$55,783,380Education SupportUniversity at Buffalo Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub$54,425,000Medical ResearchChan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute$52,665,622Discovery and Translational Sciences; Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases; Malaria; MNCH Discovery and Tools; Research and Learning Opportunities; TuberculosisBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Mayo Clinic$41,934,093GaapMayo Clinic
Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers- Capitol Area$34,500,000General SupportBaylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers- Capitol Area$34,500,000GaapBaylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers- Capitol Area$34,500,000GaapBaylor Scott & White Health
Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital$32,932,307To Support Various Research InitiativesNationwide Children's Hospital
The Translational Genomics Research Institute$26,636,923See Part IvCity of Hope
MMV Medicines for Malaria Venture North America$20,000,000MalariaBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
American Diabetes Association Research Foundation$17,660,067CashAmerican Diabetes Association (ADA)
American Diabetes Association Research Foundation$17,660,067ResearchAmerican Diabetes Association (ADA)
MMV Medicines for Malaria Venture North America$14,000,000MalariaBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital$13,944,614To Support Various Research InitiativesNationwide Children's Hospital
Frontier Science Foundation$13,392,814Research Sub-AwardHarvard University
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research$13,174,869General SupportNorthwell Health Foundation
Scripps Research Institute$10,000,000Discovery and Translational SciencesBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
American Technion Society$10,000,000Construction of Facilities, Recruitment and Research ProjectsThe Helen Diller Foundation
The Broad Institute$10,000,000Starr Cancer ConsortiumStarr Foundation
Loma Linda University Health$10,000,000Vision 2020 for Hospital ExpansionTroesh Family 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 "Medical practice research organizations" category for this page is determined by the "H90: Medical Specialty Research" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.