Grants for ptas

1,957 parent teacher associations received at least $1.8 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,655 grants made from 655 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $500. Of these 655 foundations, 80% made just a single grant to pta's, and 8% made grants to four or more pta's. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$1,829,920
Total grant dollars given to ptas
1,655
Number of grants made annually to ptas
655
Number of grantmakers funding ptas
$500
Median grant size to ptas

Foundations that support parent teacher associations

Out of all grants made to ptas, 77% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 22% of the dollar-value of grants to pta's. Foundations funding pta's also made grants to religious organizations, educational service providers, animal shelters, multiservice human service organizations, and elementary schools.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
507
Medium
 
75
Large
 
73
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
 
14
Private
 
535
Corporate
 
52
Other
 
54

Grants made

Grants made to pta'sNumber of grantmakers
1
 
524
2-3
 
77
4-10
 
38
11+
 
16

Top 10 foundations supporting parent teacher associations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to pta'sNumber of grants made to pta'sMedian grant size
New York Life FoundationNYNational0.3%138$500
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%117$120
Sempra Energy FoundationCAState1.5%67$250
Carmax FoundationVANational0.4%61$240
Dollar General Literacy FoundationTNNational1.1%58$2,000
Fidelity FoundationMANational0.1%41$500
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%40$50
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.1%29$100
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.2%28$900
William M Cage Library TrustVAMetro15.6%25$500

Parent teacher associations grantees

PTAs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 0% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 0% of all pta's.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,655
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$500
$100k-$500k
 
$500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$750
>$5M
 
$200

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
435
Texas
 
123
Florida
 
97
Virginia
 
81
Other
 
919

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
San Francisco
 
144
Los Angeles
 
119
New York City
 
74
Seattle
 
63
Other
 
1,192

Top 25 grants made to ptas

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
California State PTA - Franklin Elementary PTA$5,000Human ServicesSanta Barbara Foundation
Hayward High School Band Boosters$5,000Player Matching GrantNFL Foundation
Cherry Creek High School Band Parents Association$5,000Player Matching GrantNFL Foundation
Parent Teacher Association of PS 452$5,000Enhancement of School ProgramsCyrus Katzen Foundation
Ten45$5,000Program SupportChristian Community Foundation of Memphis and the Mid-South
Evergreen Elementary PTA / 10-11-15 Peninsula School District$5,000Washington Music Educators Association
The Nyc Lab School Parent's Association$5,000Matching GiftsRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Littlebrook School Parent Teacher Organization$5,000Matching GiftsRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
The Nyc Lab School Parent's Association$5,000Matching GiftsRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Wickliffe Alternative School Parent Teacher Organization$5,000EducationThe Columbus Foundation
North Carolina PTA - Leesville Road High School Ptsa$5,000EducationNorth Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF)
North Carolina PTA - Brinson Elementary School PTA$5,000EducationNorth Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF)
Gulf Shores Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization$5,000Youth Literacy PartnerDollar General Literacy Foundation
John M Clayton Elementary School Pto$5,000EducationThe Carl M Freeman Foundation
Georgia PTA - Hapeville Elementary PTA$5,000General Program SupportT-Mobile USA Foundation
Lamar CHS Prograd$5,000To Purchase College Essential Electronics for Students Attending Lcisd Prograd EventHenderson-Wessendorff Foundation
Atascocita Springs Elementary Pto$5,000Program AssistanceAlbemarle Foundation
California State PTA - Hoover Elementary PTA$5,000For Support of Academic ProgramJames Irvine Foundation
CT PTA - Greenwich PTA Council$5,000Scholarships for Graduating SeniorsCT PTA - Greenwich High School
Autistic School Association$5,000Provide Education To Autistic IndividualsEagles for Children
Dayton Elementary Parent Teacher Organization$5,000General OperatingHeadwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana
Montana Association for the Education of Young Children$5,000Flathead ChapterHeadwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana
Armstrong Elementary School Pto$5,000Annual SupportThe Goldsmith Family Foundation
Daniel Island School PTA$5,000General FundDaniel Island Community Fund
South Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers / Philip Simmons Elementary PTA$5,000General FundDaniel Island Community Fund
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 "PTAs" category for this page is determined by the "B94: Parent-Teacher Associations PTAs" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.