Grants for pollution abatement organizations

404 pollution abatement and control organizations received at least $18.4 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 546 grants made from 393 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 393 foundations, 86% made just a single grant to anti-pollution orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more anti-pollution orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$18,420,668
Total grant dollars given to pollution abatement organizations
546
Number of grants made annually to pollution abatement organizations
393
Number of grantmakers funding pollution abatement organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to pollution abatement organizations

Foundations that support pollution abatement and control organizations

Out of all grants made to pollution abatement organizations, 74% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 95% of the dollar-value of grants to anti-pollution orgs. Foundations funding anti-pollution orgs also made grants to land conservation groups, natural resource conservation nonprofits, animal shelters, food banks, and universities.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
292
Medium
 
47
Large
 
54
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
 
15
Private
 
323
Corporate
 
21
Other
 
34

Grants made

Grants made to anti-pollution orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
338
2-3
 
41
4-10
 
9
11+
 
5

Top 10 foundations supporting pollution abatement and control organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to anti-pollution orgsNumber of grants made to anti-pollution orgsMedian grant size
Lumina FoundationINNational0.0%22$15
Clif Bar Family FoundationCANational2.1%17$4,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%12$260
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%11$2,500
Liberty Hill FoundationCAMetro0.1%11$500
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%8$580
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%8$550
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%6$450
Maki FoundationCORegional9.8%5$4,000
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%5$1,000

Pollution abatement and control organizations grantees

Pollution abatement organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 95% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 21% of all anti-pollution orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
542
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
4

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,955
$500k-$1M
 
$2,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
District of Columbia
 
78
California
 
76
Indiana
 
35
New York
 
33
Other
 
324

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
81
Los Angeles
 
42
Indianapolis
 
35
New York City
 
34
Other
 
325

Top 25 grants made to pollution abatement organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Food and Water Watch$6,176,750EnvironmentSilicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
Clean Water Action$3,970,000CashClean Water Fund (CWF)
Clean Water Action$3,692,638CashClean Water Fund (CWF)
Save Our Neighborhoods$3,500,000Civil Rights, Social Action, AdvocacySixteen Thirty Fund
Deployus$5,000GeneralJewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Partners for Clean Streams (PCS)$5,000CanoemobileGreater Toledo Community Foundation
Water for Good$5,000Q30 International Development Relief ServicesCommunity Foundation of Louisville
Climate Resolve$5,000Further Organization's Exempt PurposeThe Fonda Family Foundation
Adventure Scientists$5,000General Operating SupportGeorge L. Ohrstrom JR. Foundation
Nature and Culture International$5,000General & UnrestrictedFrancis and Christine Martin Family Foundation
Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Ass$5,000Program SupportPowder Mill Foundation
Air Alliance Houston$5,000Support Non-Profit Philanthropic OrgTexas Children's Hospital (TCS)
Friends of Hungry Mother State Park$5,000Discovery Center UpdateThe Garden Club of Virginia
Earth Matter NY$5,000Environment and Conservation Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
The Ohio Environmental Council$5,000ConservationThe Columbus Foundation
Climate Solutions$5,000General OperatingWillard and Frances Hendrix
Food and Water Watch$5,000CharitableFranklin Conklin Foundation
Palm Beach Island Cats$5,000General OperationsThe Batchelor Foundation
Hero Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization$5,000General Operating SupportAlex Stern Family Foundation
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice$5,000Support An Environmental Justice Summit for La-Based Environmental and Social Justice GroupsLiberty Hill Foundation
American Conservation Coalition Campus$5,000Economic EducationAtlas Network
Friends of the Earth$5,000General FundingEsmond Nissim Foundation
Community Cycles$5,000Bicycle Recycling and Re-Use Project for Environmental HealthAEC Trust
Palmyra Cove Environmental Education Foundation$5,000Complete the Laptop ProjectMKM Foundation
The Green Chair Project$5,000General OperatingCredit Suisse Americas 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 "Pollution abatement organizations" category for this page is determined by the "C20: Pollution Abatement and Control Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.