Grants for public housing agencies

413 public housing facilities received at least $108.2 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 304 grants made from 213 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 213 foundations, 87% made just a single grant to public housing orgs, and 4% made grants to four or more public housing orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$108,204,884
Total grant dollars given to public housing agencies
304
Number of grants made annually to public housing agencies
213
Number of grantmakers funding public housing agencies
$1,000
Median grant size to public housing agencies

Foundations that support public housing facilities

Out of all grants made to public housing agencies, 75% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 99% of the dollar-value of grants to public housing orgs. Foundations funding public housing orgs also made grants to homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, food banks, developmentally disabled centers, and universities.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
160
Medium
 
24
Large
 
29
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
 
8
Private
 
160
Corporate
 
10
Other
 
35

Grants made

Grants made to public housing orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
186
2-3
 
17
4-10
 
8
11+
 
2

Top 10 foundations supporting public housing facilities

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to public housing orgsNumber of grants made to public housing orgsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.0%19$500
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%15$1,000
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.0%8$1,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%6$138
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%6$235
American Agape FoundationTXMetro41.6%4$4,063,574
Anawim Housing FoundationIAMetro83.5%4$3,067,066
Grace J Fippinger FoundationCTRegional2.0%4$1,000

Public housing facilities grantees

Public housing agencies with more than $5 million in total revenues received 82% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 34% of all public housing orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
292
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
12

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
39
Massachusetts
 
25
Washington
 
24
Illinois
 
24
Other
 
192

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Chicago
 
24
Washington DC
 
23
Seattle
 
23
Des Moines
 
23
Other
 
194

Top 25 grants made to public housing agencies

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Nef Community Investments$31,760,947FMVNational Equity Fund
Nef Community Investments$31,760,947FMVNational Equity Fund
American Opportunity for Housing$8,123,148American Agape Foundation
American Opportunity for Housing$8,123,148American Agape Foundation
Mercy Housing$4,961,771CashMercy Housing / Affordable Housing for Amer in Need
Park Nicollet Clinic$4,188,880To Support Programs and Services for Patients, Families and Community Members Though: Cancer Support, Mental Health, School Based Health Resource Centers, Jane Brattain Breast Center, Family and Pediatric Medicine, Womens Services and Center, Patient and Staff Education Research Projects and Patient Care Elements in Clinics.Park Nicollet Foundation
Csi Support and Development Services$4,092,488BookRiverview Non-Profit Housing Corporation
Allterra Property Solutions$3,067,066CostAnawim Housing Foundation
Allterra Property Solutions$3,067,066CostAnawim Housing Foundation
Allterra Property Solutions$3,067,066Funds Were Donated To Anawim Housing, Inc. in Order To Assist the Organization in Fulfilling Its Exempt PurposeAnawim Housing Foundation
Phoenix Residential Investment Development Effort$2,850,000General SupportPhoenix Suns Charities
Golden Oak Manor$2,624,786Princ&acc IntEAH Housing
George Mason University$5,000ScholarshipsSamuel L Powell Trust
Advisory Board of the Schuylkill Campus of the Pennsylvania State University$5,000ScholarshipHenry M & Eleanora Pianka Leonard Charitable Foundation Trust
Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL)$5,000Public and Societal Benefit Program SupportGreater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)
Habitat Plus$5,000Unrestricted GeneralJohn Macnair Fund
Turner Foundation$5,000An Evening With George W. BushHutton Parker Foundation
Hermandad Mexicana Nacional$5,000Award DinnerService Employees International Union - 2015 Local
Day Spring$5,000P33 Child Day CareThe Community Foundation of Louisville Corporate Depository
Achievement Through Leadership Foundation$5,000Program AssistanceAlbemarle Foundation
Open Sky Community Services$5,000Program SupportRockland Trust Charitable Foundation
Wesley House Student Residence$5,000To Further Their MissionMission Edge San Diego
LINC Housing$5,000Non-Profit OrganizationOpus Community Foundation
Jamboree Housing Corporation$5,000Non-Profit OrganizationOpus Community Foundation
Ywca of Kalamazoo Nonprofit Housing Corporation$5,000OperationsThe Hall Houseman Family 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 "Public housing agencies" category for this page is determined by the "L21: Public Housing Facilities" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.