Grants for personal service organizations

668 personal counseling and social service organizations received at least $7.0 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 635 grants made from 518 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 518 foundations, 90% made just a single grant to service orgs, and 2% made grants to four or more service orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$6,950,633
Total grant dollars given to personal service organizations
635
Number of grants made annually to personal service organizations
518
Number of grantmakers funding personal service organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to personal service organizations

Foundations that support personal counseling and social service organizations

Out of all grants made to personal service organizations, 76% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 85% of the dollar-value of grants to service orgs. Foundations funding service orgs also made grants to food banks, homeless shelters, religious organizations, multiservice human service organizations, and animal shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
394
Medium
 
60
Large
 
63
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
 
17
Private
 
408
Corporate
 
44
Other
 
49

Grants made

Grants made to service orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
471
2-3
 
36
4-10
 
9
11+
 
2

Top 10 foundations supporting personal counseling and social service organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to service orgsNumber of grants made to service orgsMedian grant size
Carmax FoundationVANational0.3%15$1,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%11$100
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%9$141
Arthur J Gallagher FoundationILNational0.1%8$100
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.0%8$126
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%7$525
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%7$100
BaxterILNational0.0%6$25
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%5$1,400
LPL Financial FoundationMANational0.1%4$425

Personal counseling and social service organizations grantees

Personal service organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 2% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 28% of all service orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
634
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
1

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,230
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,200
>$5M
 
$500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Virginia
 
130
California
 
59
New York
 
46
Georgia
 
31
Other
 
369

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
117
New York City
 
36
San Francisco
 
25
Atlanta
 
22
Other
 
386

Top 25 grants made to personal service organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Dignity for Divas$5,833,324Provide Dignity and Services To Women Who Are HomelessThrive Causemetics Foundation
Transportation Choices Coalition$5,000To Enable the Institution To Continue Their Public Charitable Role.WSP Foundation
Worldwidewomen Foundation$5,000EducationDTE Energy Foundation
Colorado Council on Economic Education$5,000DesignationMile High United Way
Honor Flight Chicago$5,000General PurposeThe Rittenberg Family Foundation
Giddo Simon Ministries$5,000EntreprenuershipThe Richard M Schulze Family Foundation
Fisc Consumer Credit Counseling of Door County$5,000Human Services Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
Woodstock Institute$5,000Human Services Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
Fort Gordon Christmas House$5,000Program SupportVeterans United Foundation
Financial Beginnings Oregon$5,000General OperationsBetter Way Foundation
Bundles of Joy New York$5,000Two Part-Time Contract Employees To Oversee Implementation of New Operating SystemBaby2Baby
Moms Helping Moms Foundation$5,000Funding To Support Larger Warehouse SpaceBaby2Baby
Financial Beginnings Oregon$5,000Financial Education ProgramsThe Swigert Foundation
Cornerstone of Hope$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
Give Back Yoga Foundation$5,000Advancing PhilanthropyThe Columbus Foundation
Eddie Davis Community Center$5,000The Eddie Davis Center Human, Education and Social ServicesPrairie Meadows Race Track & Casino
The Midas Collaborative$5,000Exempt PurposeCambridge Savings Charitable Foundation
Cornerstone of Hope$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Our Foster Kids$5,000General SupportAdvisors Charitable Gift Fund
Apifera Farm$5,000Operating SupportMichel and Claire Gudefin Family Foundation
My New Red Shoes$5,000Emergency AssistanceCommunity Foundation of San Carlos
Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot$5,000Diapers To Struggling FamiliesPilling Family Foundation
Owen County Extension District Foundation Incorporated$5,000Nebraska Disaster ReliefKentucky Farm Bureau Federation
Neighbors Who Care$5,000Holiday GrantVirginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Seamen's Center of Wilmington Incorporated$5,000General Operating SupportPhiladelphia Foundation (PF)
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 "Personal service organizations" category for this page is determined by the "P50: Personal Social Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.