Grants for offender rehabilitation programs

627 felon rehabilitation programs received at least $5.1 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 995 grants made from 749 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,060. Of these 749 foundations, 88% made just a single grant to offender rehab orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more offender rehab orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$5,088,066
Total grant dollars given to offender rehabilitation programs
995
Number of grants made annually to offender rehabilitation programs
749
Number of grantmakers funding offender rehabilitation programs
$1,060
Median grant size to offender rehabilitation programs

Foundations that support felon rehabilitation programs

Out of all grants made to offender rehabilitation programs, 76% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 64% of the dollar-value of grants to offender rehab orgs. Foundations funding offender rehab orgs also made grants to food banks, homeless shelters, legal aid societies, youth development programs, and religious organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
570
Medium
 
90
Large
 
88
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
 
29
Private
 
623
Corporate
 
39
Other
 
58

Grants made

Grants made to offender rehab orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
665
2-3
 
61
4-10
 
20
11+
 
3

Top 10 foundations supporting felon rehabilitation programs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to offender rehab orgsNumber of grants made to offender rehab orgsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%48$506
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%12$200
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%10$340
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%9$500
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.0%8$400
Greater Worcester Community FoundationMAMetro0.2%7$1,000
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%7$250
Annie E Casey Foundation (AECF)MDNational0.0%6$1,750
The HHD FoundationNYMetro12.9%6$500

Felon rehabilitation programs grantees

Offender rehabilitation programs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 9% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 26% of all offender rehab orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
994
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
1

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,675
$500k-$1M
 
$1,800
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
231
California
 
113
Tennessee
 
80
Texas
 
61
Other
 
510

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
214
Nashville
 
75
San Francisco
 
71
Washington DC
 
56
Other
 
556

Top 25 grants made to offender rehabilitation programs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Prison University Project$3,093,200EducationSilicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
New Horizons Ministries$5,000General SupportLittle Big Shot
Community Works West$5,000Provide General Operating SupportAnnie E Casey Foundation (AECF)
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth$5,000Provide General Operating SupportAnnie E Casey Foundation (AECF)
Battered But Not Broken$5,000United Way of Chester County in
Hour Children$5,000Aid To the PoorHoward and Barbara Farkas Foundation
X$5,000Food PRGMHoward and Barbara Farkas Foundation
Summit Assistance Dogs$5,000Training of Service DogsRichard&lois Worthington Foundation
Innocence Project$5,000Exonerate the Wrongly ConvictedEskandar Manocherian Foundation
Summit Assistance Dogs$5,000To Support Organization's PurposeGridiron Creek Foundation
Innocence Project$5,000Charitable EndeavorsThe Themian Charitable Center
Community Partners in Action (CPA)$5,000General SupportMigliara Family Foundation
The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company$5,000To Support Various Art and Theatrical Programs.Flourish Foundation
One Yoga Two$5,000ScholarshipOletha C Likins and Loren E Likins Perpetual Memorial Trust Fund
Root and Rebound$5,000General SupportThe Clinton Family Fund
Avenues for Justice$5,000General OperatingCredit Suisse Americas Foundation
Pace Center for Girls$5,000General SupportCommunity Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (TCF)
Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries of Oklahoma$5,000OperationsSid and Jane Willis Foundation
Bridges to Life (BTL)$5,000CharitableThe Stewart Foundation
Mission of Hope$5,000General SupportUniversity of Iowa Community Credit Union
Lifeline To Success$5,000Exempt PurposeMassMutual Foundation
Community Partners in Action (CPA)$5,000Arts and CultureHartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG)
Soar Outreach$5,000General SupportUnited Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT)
College and Community Fellowship (CCF)$5,000Board Discretionary GrantElias Foundation
JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA)$5,000General Operating SupportElias 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 "Offender rehabilitation programs" category for this page is determined by the "I40: Rehabilitation Services for Offenders" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.