Grants for multiservice human service organizations

3,855 multiservice human service organizations and networks received at least $125.3 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 4,072 grants made from 2,402 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 2,402 foundations, 82% made just a single grant to human service orgs, and 4% made grants to four or more human service orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$125,265,063
Total grant dollars given to multiservice human service organizations
4,072
Number of grants made annually to multiservice human service organizations
2,402
Number of grantmakers funding multiservice human service organizations
$1,500
Median grant size to multiservice human service organizations

Foundations that support multiservice human service organizations and networks

Out of all grants made to multiservice human service organizations, 77% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 75% of the dollar-value of grants to human service orgs. Foundations funding human service orgs also made grants to food banks, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, emergency assistance programs, and religious organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,866
Medium
 
298
Large
 
236
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
 
74
Private
 
1,880
Corporate
 
125
Other
 
323

Grants made

Grants made to human service orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,992
2-3
 
309
4-10
 
65
11+
 
36

Top 10 foundations supporting multiservice human service organizations and networks

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to human service orgsNumber of grants made to human service orgsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.2%68$1,050
Westrock FoundationGANational0.2%59$5
Carmax FoundationVANational0.7%57$500
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%55$1,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%54$382
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%49$130
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.3%45$500
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF)WAMetro0.8%42$1,450
Baird FoundationWINational0.8%42$450
The Redwoods Group FoundationNCNational37.5%38$1,000

Multiservice human service organizations and networks grantees

Multiservice human service organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 97% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 48% of all human service orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
4,053
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
19

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,571
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$2,000
>$5M
 
$1,400

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
289
California
 
283
Washington
 
264
Texas
 
235
Other
 
3,001

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
301
Seattle
 
203
Boston
 
131
Chicago
 
118
Other
 
2,797

Top 25 grants made to multiservice human service organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Armed Services Ymca of the USA Group Return$21,526,450Program SupportYmca of the USA
Family Independence Initiative$19,550,250To Support Scaling PlanBlue Meridian Partners
YMCA of Central Ohio$9,135,225For Use in Their General Operations.Community Shelter Board
Ymca of San Diego County$5,941,207For Covid Response for Childcare, Day Camp, and Other ServicesThe San Diego Foundation
Ymca of the USA$5,700,00076684 Accelerating Ymca of the Usa's Efforts To EmRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
BakerRipley$5,585,137ThriveUnited Way of Greater Houston
Young Men's Christian Association of Springfield / Springfield Ymca$5,219,370See Part Ivto Connect People of All Ages and Backgrounds To Bridge the Gap in Community Needs So That Everyone Has the Opportunity To Learn, Grow and Thrive and Summer Camp for Matthew Project Kids.Memorial Health System (MHS)
Sacred Heart Community Service$4,783,083Human ServicesDestination Home SV CO SILICON VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Mid Florida Community Services (MFCS)$4,733,509Elderly AssistanceElder Options
BakerRipley$4,222,872DisasterUnited Way of Greater Houston
Catholic Community Services Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington (CCS CHS)$4,108,599OperationsCatholic Housing Services of Western Washington
Commonpoint Queens$3,970,000Caring / Jewish LifeUja-Federation of New York
ICNA Relief USA Programs$3,833,033Program ExpensesNational Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle$3,828,671Prog Invst & Desg GiftsUnited Way of King County
Focus: HOPE$3,805,213Head Start and Early Head Start ProgramsStarfish Family Services
Trellis Foundation$3,000,000General SupportTrellis Company
Trellis Foundation$3,000,000FMVTrellis Company
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota$2,925,285Caregiver Counseling; Respite and Congregate Meals, Home Delivered MealsMinnesota River Area Agency on Aging
Ymca of the USA$2,531,28575610 Strengthening Ymca of the Usa To Mobilize LoRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
YMCA of Greater Brandywine$5,000To Assist Goals of OrganizationLasko Family Foundation
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne$5,000Premier Sponsor Good Friday BreakfastBrotherhood Mutual Foundation
Aspira$5,000General FundGreater Philadelphia Traditions
Mexico Area Family YMCA$5,000CivicW Basil and Nina Leach Charitable Trust
The Young Mens Christian Association of Rowan County NC$5,000Community HealthThe Mona Lisa and Lee Wallace Found
Deforest Area Needs Network$5,000Sustain Community ImprovementsViolet and Harold Jaeke 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 "Multiservice human service organizations" category for this page is determined by the "P20: Human Service Organizations" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.