Grants for public utilities

71 public utilities received at least $23,969 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 13 grants made from 13 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 13 foundations, 100% made just a single grant to public utilities, and 0% made grants to four or more public utilities. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$23,969
Total grant dollars given to public utilities
13
Number of grants made annually to public utilities
13
Number of grantmakers funding public utilities
$1,500
Median grant size to public utilities

Foundations that support public utilities

Out of all grants made to public utilities, 84% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 97% of the dollar-value of grants to public utilities. Foundations funding public utilities also made grants to water and wetland protection organizations, animal shelters, multiservice human service organizations, and high schools.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
11
Medium
 
1
Large
 
1
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
 
0
Private
 
11
Corporate
 
0
Other
 
2

Grants made

Grants made to public utilitiesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
13
2-3
 
0
4-10
 
0
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting public utilities

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to public utilitiesNumber of grants made to public utilitiesMedian grant size
Huizenga FoundationILRegional0.4%1$5,000
Pacific Rim Exchange ServicesWANational3.7%1$3,275
Porter Sesnon FoundationCAState5.6%1$3,000
Central Electric Power CooperativeSCState0.1%1$3,000
The Bailey Miller FoundationFLMetro6.0%1$2,500
Thomas and Cindy Massie FoundationAKState1.9%1$2,500
Elizabeth Calvin Bonner FoundationSCMetro6.3%1$1,500
Leopold R Gellert Family TrustNYRegional0.4%1$1,000
PM2 FoundationFLNational1.7%1$1,000
Winnowski Family FoundationORNational1.9%1$500

Public utilities grantees

Public utilities with more than $5 million in total revenues received 28% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 25% of all public utilities.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
13
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$250
$100k-$500k
 
$2,000
$500k-$1M
 
$3,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,422
>$5M
 
$3,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
3
South Carolina
 
2
Virginia
 
1
Texas
 
1
Other
 
6

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
San Diego
 
1
San Antonio
 
1
Roanoke
 
1
Philadelphia
 
1
Other
 
4

Top 25 grants made to public utilities

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Willow Creek Mutual Water Association$5,000General Charitable PurposesHuizenga Foundation
Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative$3,275Host Family ExpensePacific Rim Exchange Services
Basic$3,000Public CharityPorter Sesnon Foundation
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative$3,000Economic DevelopmentCentral Electric Power Cooperative
Freedom Water Association$2,500Theraputic Boating TherapyThe Bailey Miller Foundation
Unalakleet Valley Electric Cooperative$2,500DonationThomas and Cindy Massie Foundation
Save the Light$1,500Assist in Charitable Purposeassis in Charitable PurposeElizabeth Calvin Bonner Foundation
Power Up Gambia$1,000GeneralLeopold R Gellert Family Trust
Willow Creek Mutual Water Association$1,000DonationPM2 Foundation
Holy Cross Energy$500Promote ReligionWinnowski Family Foundation
Benton City Water Supply Corporation$344City Park Tennis EquipmentArkansas Tennis Patrons Foundation
Harvest Gold Neighborhood Association$250For Charitable Activity of the OrganizationBourgraf Family Foundation
Isc$100General NeedsZoe Grace 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 utilities" category for this page is determined by the "W80: Public Utilities" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.