Grants for public safety organizations

2,548 public safety organizations received at least $49.8 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 3,375 grants made from 2,156 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 2,156 foundations, 82% made just a single grant to public safety orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more public safety orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$49,829,857
Total grant dollars given to public safety organizations
3,375
Number of grants made annually to public safety organizations
2,156
Number of grantmakers funding public safety organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to public safety organizations

Foundations that support public safety organizations

Out of all grants made to public safety organizations, 83% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 88% of the dollar-value of grants to public safety orgs. Foundations funding public safety orgs also made grants to animal shelters, disaster relief organizations, christian organizations, historical societies, and food banks.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,790
Medium
 
196
Large
 
168
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
 
60
Private
 
1,821
Corporate
 
102
Other
 
173

Grants made

Grants made to public safety orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,776
2-3
 
302
4-10
 
55
11+
 
23

Top 10 foundations supporting public safety organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to public safety orgsNumber of grants made to public safety orgsMedian grant size
Westrock FoundationGANational0.2%94$27
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational1.1%80$250
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%51$200
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.3%46$865
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%34$875
Land O'Lakes FoundationMNNational0.3%32$500
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%31$550
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.1%25$2,000
BaxterILNational0.2%25$100
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.1%23$250

Public safety organizations grantees

Public safety organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 81% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 36% of all public safety orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
3,365
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
10

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
District of Columbia
 
497
Florida
 
376
California
 
346
New York
 
343
Other
 
1,813

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
578
New York City
 
431
Tampa
 
303
Los Angeles
 
96
Other
 
1,524

Top 25 grants made to public safety organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Disaster Services Corporation Society of St Vincent De Paul USA$8,697,044Program ExpensesNational Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Ehealth Africa$8,273,913PolioBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Northern California Carpenters Relief Fund$5,100,000DonationUnited Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners - 4140 Northern California Regional
Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)$3,958,701Emergency Room and Jail Diversion ProgramMethodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas (MHM)
New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)$3,291,641Post-Sandy Temporary HousingThe Center for The New York City Neighborhoods
American National Red Cross (ANRC)$3,215,000Community CollaborationUnited Way of Greater Cincinnati
On the Road Lending$3,000,000Seeks To Lift the Disadvantaged and Working Poor From Poverty By Providing Financial Education and Assisting With Assessing Reliable Transportation.Philanthropy Southwest
Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group$2,907,604Program SupportCoastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF)
Ehealth Africa$2,899,062PolioBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
American National Red Cross (ANRC)$2,870,292General Operating CostsUnited Way of Central Alabama
West End Fire and Rescue$5,000To Help Further the Charitable CauseG Leonard Fogelsonger Foundation
Camp Hill Fire Company No 1$5,000Exempt Donation 501(c)(3)Afr Foundation
American National Red Cross (ANRC)$5,000General Support and Unrestricted Use.The Virginia and Robert Gill Charitable and Educational Foundation
American National Red Cross (ANRC)$5,000Disaster ReliefTeresa Kuhn Charitable Trust
Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation$5,000Raise Awareness of the Need for Fire & Life Safety Education.Irving I Moskowitz Foundation
American National Red Cross (ANRC)$5,000Emergency Service To Those in NeedSchwartz Foundation / Steve Clinkinbeard
American National Red Cross (ANRC)$5,000California WildfiresThibault Foundation A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation$5,000UnrestrictedThe Three Sisters Foundation
Lakefield Fire Department Relief As$5,000Washer / Dryer for Turnout GearJackson Health Care Foundation
NorthMoreland Township Volunteer Fire Co$5,000Annual Fund SupportThe Luzerne Foundation
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation$5,000Charitable EventSimplistic Foundation
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation$5,000Afs Summer Burn Camp and Uw Hospital & Clinic's Burn CenterBerbeewalsh Foundation
American National Red Cross (ANRC)$5,000ContributionBaldor Electric Company Foundation
American National Red Cross (ANRC)$5,000Home Fire CampaignThe Barberton Community Foundation
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund$5,000Charitable EndeavorsThe Themian Charitable Center
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 safety organizations" category for this page is determined by the "M00: Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.