Grants for pro-life organizations

111 anti-abortion organizations received at least $237,940 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 162 grants made from 133 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 133 foundations, 87% made just a single grant to pro-life orgs, and 2% made grants to four or more pro-life orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$237,940
Total grant dollars given to pro-life organizations
162
Number of grants made annually to pro-life organizations
133
Number of grantmakers funding pro-life organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to pro-life organizations

Foundations that support anti-abortion organizations

Out of all grants made to pro-life organizations, 86% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 25% of the dollar-value of grants to pro-life orgs. Foundations funding pro-life orgs also made grants to religious media organizations, religious organizations, christian organizations, special ed schools, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
115
Medium
 
10
Large
 
8
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
 
1
Private
 
111
Corporate
 
12
Other
 
9

Grants made

Grants made to pro-life orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
116
2-3
 
14
4-10
 
3
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting anti-abortion organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to pro-life orgsNumber of grants made to pro-life orgsMedian grant size
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%9$240
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%5$250
Arthur J Gallagher FoundationILNational0.1%4$212
Tulsa Community FoundationOKNational0.0%2$5,000
Elizabeth Streb Peroutka FoundationMDNational2.9%2$3,000
Sacred Heart Trust FoundationPANational6.7%2$1,771
Gregory M& Deborah Mdesaye FoundationNJNational2.1%2$1,400
Jacobs Family FoundationPANational3.1%2$1,055
The Avandia FoundationDEState11.8%2$1,000
K Ten Kids FoundationPAMetro1.2%2$1,000

Anti-abortion organizations grantees

Pro-life organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 13% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 18% of all pro-life orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
162
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Virginia
 
29
Texas
 
15
Florida
 
15
Wisconsin
 
12
Other
 
91

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
31
Palm Bay
 
14
Milwaukee
 
12
Houston
 
11
Other
 
92

Top 25 grants made to pro-life organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Birthright of Tulsa$5,000General SupportBurton Foundation
Assurance for Life$5,000General SupportAdvisors Charitable Gift Fund
Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF)$5,000General FundingEsmond Nissim Foundation
St John Paul Ii Life Center$5,000General UseThe Ben and Mary Doskocil Family Foundation
Right To Life of Michigan Educational Foundation Legal$5,000Support Pro Life ProgramsThe Georges Family Foundation
Life Issues Institute$5,000Charitable ContributionAnderson Foundation
Pro-Life Coalition of Central Washington$5,000Support Pro-Life Community Efforts Through Youth Education, Speakers Bureau and Connection With Medical Professionals.Bilmar Foundation
Right To Life-Lifespan Educational Fund$5,000General FundPat and Gerry Carroll Charitable Foundation
Life Forward Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati$5,000To Support FamiliesJoseph and Carrie Besl Foundation
Louisiana Right To Life$5,000To Provide Funds To Support A Pro-Life OrganizationThe Edward L Rispone Family Foundation
Iowans for Life Educational Foundation$5,000Community SupportMercy Medical Center - Des Moines
American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists$5,000CharityMartin Family Foundation
Wels Lutherans for Life Metro Milwaukee$5,000New Program Launch AssistanceTwice Is Nice / Good Stewards Inc
Dayton Right To Life Foundation$5,000Operating ExpGerald M and Carole A Miller Family Foundation
Indiana Right To Life Incorporated$5,000To Protect the Right To LifeThe Patricia H Snyder Family Foundation
Life on Wheels$5,000To Enable Center To MobilizeImage Clear Ultrasound
Students for Life of America (SFLA)$5,000General OperationsTulsa Community Foundation
Birthright of Tulsa$5,000General OperationsTulsa Community Foundation
Life Matters Outreach$4,435PregnancyPaulding Pregnancy Services
Foundation for Life$4,200MGShell Oil Company Foundation
American Life League (ALL)$4,000General OperationsAnn L Henegan Private Foundation
Foundation for Life$4,000Promote Christian BeliefsKnights of Columbus Council 4550
Oregon Right To Life$4,000To Support Unborn ChildrenThe Barr Family Foundation
Prolife Across America$3,055General Operating SupportJP Morgan Chase Foundation
Assurance for Life$3,000OperationsBDH 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 "Pro-life organizations" category for this page is determined by the "R62: Right to Life" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.