Grants for organ banks

85 organ and tissue banks received at least $8.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 151 grants made from 137 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 137 foundations, 92% made just a single grant to organ banks, and 0% made grants to four or more organ banks. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$8,485,536
Total grant dollars given to organ banks
151
Number of grants made annually to organ banks
137
Number of grantmakers funding organ banks
$1,000
Median grant size to organ banks

Foundations that support organ and tissue banks

Out of all grants made to organ banks, 77% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 97% of the dollar-value of grants to organ banks. Foundations funding organ banks also made grants to religious organizations, educational institutions, jewish organizations, elementary schools, and christian organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
106
Medium
 
17
Large
 
14
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
 
4
Private
 
109
Corporate
 
16
Other
 
8

Grants made

Grants made to organ banksNumber of grantmakers
1
 
127
2-3
 
10
4-10
 
0
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting organ and tissue banks

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to organ banksNumber of grants made to organ banksMedian grant size
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.0%3$260
Carmax FoundationVANational0.0%3$1,000
BaxterILNational0.0%3$650
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%3$100
Brad Sethness FoundationILRegional3.8%2$5,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%2$1,540
The Jamf Nation Global FoundationMNRegional0.4%2$940
Ani Mamin FoundationNYMetro0.3%2$750
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.0%2$471
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%2$300

Organ and tissue banks grantees

Organ banks with more than $5 million in total revenues received 99% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 79% of all organ banks.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
150
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
1

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$2,550
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,250
$1M-$5M
 
$1,300
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
43
Florida
 
21
Indiana
 
19
Minnesota
 
13
Other
 
55

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
45
Miami
 
19
Bloomington, IN
 
17
Minneapolis
 
13
Other
 
57

Top 25 grants made to organ banks

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Be the Match$8,245,676Research SubawardMedical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
Donate Life Wisconsin$5,000Organ Donation AwarenessMatt Schmidt Faith Foundation
Cota - Children's Organ Transplant Association$5,000General & UnrestrictedHerbert and Nell Singer Foundation
Gift of Life Marrow Registry$5,000CharitableThomas D and Denise R Stern Family Foundation
Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
Cota - Children's Organ Transplant Association$5,000Aid To Child's TransplantThe Keeter Foundation
Kleb$5,000G41 Eye Diseases Blindness & Vision ImpairmentThe Community Foundation of Louisville Corporate Depository
Gift of Life Marrow Registry$5,000To Provide Support To Exempt OrganizationRobins Nest Family Foundation
Donate Life Georgia$5,0002019 December Daf GrantsThe Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area
Gift of Life Marrow Registry$5,000General OperationsThe Eugene and Estelle Ferkauf Foundation
ConnectLife$5,000Support Ali's Rally FoundationAlloSource
Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research$5,000New Standards for Ocular Endeavors To Change Quality of the Blind & Visually ImpairedPartnersfinancial Charitable Foundation
Be the Match$5,000CharitableKevin and Pamela Kelly Family Foundation
Donate Life America$5,000SponsorshipEye Bank Association of America (EBAA)
Renewal$5,000CharitableAsm Family Charitable Foundation Trust
Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement$5,000ContributionOhioHealth
Transplant Support Organization$5,000To Help Activities of Var Public Char Inst Which Are Exempt Under 501 (C)(3)Esther Koven Foundation
Gift of Life Marrow Registry$5,000General & UnrestrictedEliot H and June L Tatelman Family Foundation
Hawaii Lions Foundation$5,000Hawaii Lions Statewide Child Hearing Screening ProgramCentral Pacific Bank Foundation
Gift of Life Marrow Registry$5,000General SupportThe Lautenberg Foundation
Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Corporation$5,000CharitableK George and Carolann S Najarian Charitable Foundation
Cota - Children's Organ Transplant Association$5,000Providing Fundraising and Family Support To Children and Young Adults in Need of A Life-Saving Transplant.Shepard Family Foundation
Donor Alliance$5,000UnrestrictedBrad Sethness Foundation
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank$5,000UnrestrictedBrad Sethness Foundation
Cota - Children's Organ Transplant Association$4,000General DonationEleanor and Herman Gans Private 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 "Organ banks" category for this page is determined by the "E65: Organ and Tissue Bank" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.