Grants for nerve, muscle, and bone disease organizations

237 arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy organizations received at least $1.4 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,154 grants made from 673 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $500. Of these 673 foundations, 86% made just a single grant to nerve disease orgs, and 4% made grants to four or more nerve disease orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$1,354,351
Total grant dollars given to nerve, muscle, and bone disease organizations
1,154
Number of grants made annually to nerve, muscle, and bone disease organizations
673
Number of grantmakers funding nerve, muscle, and bone disease organizations
$500
Median grant size to nerve, muscle, and bone disease organizations

Foundations that support arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy organizations

Out of all grants made to nerve, muscle, and bone disease organizations, 79% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 11% of the dollar-value of grants to nerve disease orgs. Foundations funding nerve disease orgs also made grants to international humanitarian organizations, universities, animal shelters, cancer organizations, and food banks.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
537
Medium
 
65
Large
 
71
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
 
18
Private
 
572
Corporate
 
46
Other
 
37

Grants made

Grants made to nerve disease orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
584
2-3
 
59
4-10
 
19
11+
 
11

Top 10 foundations supporting arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to nerve disease orgsNumber of grants made to nerve disease orgsMedian grant size
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.2%71$100
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%41$100
Baird FoundationWINational0.2%41$13
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.2%28$720
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%27$50
Carmax FoundationVANational0.3%26$500
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%26$417
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%25$20
BaxterILNational0.0%24$75
Charity Partners FoundationMANational0.3%15$10

Arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy organizations grantees

Nerve, muscle, and bone disease organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 52% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 62% of all nerve disease orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,154
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$579
$500k-$1M
 
$800
$1M-$5M
 
$877
>$5M
 
$488

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
411
Georgia
 
110
Maryland
 
68
Virginia
 
66
Other
 
499

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
421
Washington DC
 
161
Atlanta
 
110
Los Angeles
 
50
Other
 
408

Top 25 grants made to nerve, muscle, and bone disease organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
National Multiple Sclerosis Society$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
Epilepsy Alliance Ohio$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
The Als Association - Central & Southern Ohio Chapter$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society$5,000GeneralManning Family Foundation
Houston Area Parkinson Society$5,000Charitable DonationLiatis Foundation
The Als Association - Als Association Kentucky Chapter$5,000Support for Als Patient Care Services ProgramNorton Healthcare
Arthritis Foundation$5,0002015 EventSecchia Family Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society$5,000Medical ResearchSons of Italy Foundation
Find-A-Cure for Children with Duchenne$5,000Charitable ContributionThe Kling Family Foundation
Arthritis Foundation$5,000Research for Treatment/cureThe Clive Cussler Foundation
Davis Phinney Foundation$5,000General Operating SupportThe Community Foundation
Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center$5,000General Operating SupportThe Community Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society$5,000Program SupportCraig and Connie Thatcher Foundation
The Als Association - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association$5,000General Fund - Research Als and SupportHarris Rosen Foundation
Epilepsy Association$5,0002018 SupportFairmount Santrol Foundation
Arthritis Foundation$5,000Operational SupportUniversity of TN Medical Center
ALS Association of Georgia$5,000To Fund Research and Patient CareLockwood Partners Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society$5,000General & UnrestrictedDebra and Kenneth Caplan Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation of Texas$5,000OperationalMZ Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society$5,000To Support General Operations.Rodeki Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society$5,000To Assist the Organization in Carrying Out Its Exempt PurposeGrace Jones Richardson Testamentary Trust
National Multiple Sclerosis Society$5,000Charitable, General Operating SupportInnovia Foundation (INWCF)
Scleroderma Foundation$5,000General PurposeSmart and Final Charitable Foundation
The Als Association - DC MD Va Chapter$5,000Assistance for People With AlsJulius Fleischman 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 "Nerve, muscle, and bone disease organizations" category for this page is determined by the "G50: Nerve, Muscle, and Bone Diseases" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.