Grants for refugee organizations

44 international refugee and migration organizations received at least $320,580 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 189 grants made from 171 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 171 foundations, 93% made just a single grant to refugee nonprofits, and 1% made grants to four or more refugee nonprofits. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$320,580
Total grant dollars given to refugee organizations
189
Number of grants made annually to refugee organizations
171
Number of grantmakers funding refugee organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to refugee organizations

Foundations that support international refugee and migration organizations

Out of all grants made to refugee organizations, 79% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 18% of the dollar-value of grants to refugee nonprofits. Foundations funding refugee nonprofits also made grants to jewish organizations, international humanitarian organizations, food banks, animal shelters, and legal aid societies.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
136
Medium
 
14
Large
 
21
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
 
4
Private
 
147
Corporate
 
11
Other
 
9

Grants made

Grants made to refugee nonprofitsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
160
2-3
 
9
4-10
 
2
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting international refugee and migration organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to refugee nonprofitsNumber of grants made to refugee nonprofitsMedian grant size
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%5$50
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%4$935
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.0%3$1,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%3$200
Jewish Endowment Foundation (JEF)LANational0.2%2$5,000
Rosenberg FoundationCAState0.4%2$3,750
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%2$2,750
Fife Family FoundationCANational0.4%2$300
Shining Light Charitable TrustCANational0.3%2$250
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%2$100

International refugee and migration organizations grantees

Refugee organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 64% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 65% of all refugee nonprofits.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
189
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$2,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,650
$500k-$1M
 
$1,350
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Maryland
 
94
Minnesota
 
24
District of Columbia
 
20
California
 
14
Other
 
37

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
114
Minneapolis
 
24
New York City
 
6
Los Angeles
 
6
Other
 
39

Top 25 grants made to refugee organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center$5,000Family LiteracyDollar General Literacy Foundation
Refugees International (RI)$5,000Event SupportThe Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Hias$5,000Border Response ProgramRose Community Foundation
Hias$5,000UnrestrictedAlbert Goodstein Family Foundation
Hias$5,000To Help Rescue People Whose Lives Are in Danger for Who They Are. for A World in Which Refugees Find Welcome, Saftey, and Freedom.The Gelfond Family Foundation
Hias$5,000Unrestricted Grant for Donee's Exempt Purpose.The Nararo Foundation
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees$5,000General SupportRosenberg Foundation
Hias$5,000General Operational SupportJewish Endowment Foundation (JEF)
Hias$5,000General Operational SupportJewish Endowment Foundation (JEF)
Refugees International (RI)$5,000Public CharityChristopher B Galvin Family Foundation
Hias$5,000CharityAnna and Nathan Flax Foundation
Hias$5,000SupportThe Charles L and Joan M Hirsch Family Foundation
El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center$5,000To Support Ongoing Work Around Family Preparedness Services, Financial Coaching and Case Management, Partner Outreach and Referrals, and Emotional Health ServicesArkansas Community Foundation
Hias$5,000Charitable SupportBrendsel Family Foundation
Refugees International (RI)$5,000Human ServicesL Brands Foundation
Alight (ARC)$5,000VariousSchechter Foundation
Hias$5,000Support Refugees RebuildingThe Mann Family Foundation
Hias$5,000General SupportJesse and Joan Kupferberg Family Foundation
American Friends of Libi$5,000Used To Carry Out Charitable PurposesArlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation
Project Mercy$5,000General Operating ExpenseJoan L and Robert C Gilkison Family Foundation
Hias$5,000DonationTuran Family Foundation
Alight (ARC)$5,000Provide Human Wellnes ServicesAyudar Foundation
Sons of Liberty International$5,000Charitable ContributionSons of Thunder
Hias$5,000Helping and Supporting ImmigrantsThe Rhode Island Foundation
Hias$5,000Donation To Help Protect Refugees Forced To Flee Their HomelandThe Lempert 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 "Refugee organizations" category for this page is determined by the "Q71: International Migration, Refugee Issues" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.