Grants for religious media organizations

1,818 religious media production and publishing organizations received at least $102.6 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 3,174 grants made from 2,001 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 2,001 foundations, 77% made just a single grant to religious media orgs, and 4% made grants to four or more religious media orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$102,583,270
Total grant dollars given to religious media organizations
3,174
Number of grants made annually to religious media organizations
2,001
Number of grantmakers funding religious media organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to religious media organizations

Foundations that support religious media production and publishing organizations

Out of all grants made to religious media organizations, 82% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 94% of the dollar-value of grants to religious media orgs. Foundations funding religious media orgs also made grants to religious organizations, christian organizations, multiservice human service organizations, food banks, and universities.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,660
Medium
 
178
Large
 
163
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
 
39
Private
 
1,741
Corporate
 
83
Other
 
138

Grants made

Grants made to religious media orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,555
2-3
 
363
4-10
 
64
11+
 
19

Top 10 foundations supporting religious media production and publishing organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to religious media orgsNumber of grants made to religious media orgsMedian grant size
Greater Chicago Food DepositoryILMetro10.0%60$1,999
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%52$295
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.1%37$500
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.3%36$250
Baird FoundationWINational0.5%32$281
Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode IslandRIRegional1.8%30$450
Fidelity FoundationMANational0.1%24$900
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.2%24$1,000
Arthur J Gallagher FoundationILNational0.8%23$250
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.1%22$50

Religious media production and publishing organizations grantees

Religious media organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 75% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 42% of all religious media orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
3,159
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
15

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,305
$1M-$5M
 
$1,022
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
562
California
 
515
Texas
 
221
District of Columbia
 
197
Other
 
1,679

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
577
Los Angeles
 
315
Washington DC
 
224
Chicago
 
110
Other
 
1,776

Top 25 grants made to religious media organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole$11,588,023Inner City School ImprovementsCatholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles (CCF LA)
Longyear Foundation$10,000,000Related MinistriesTenacre
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Orange A Corporation$8,733,525AccrualSaint Joseph Health (SJH)
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Orange A Corporation$8,733,525Program SupportSaint Joseph Health (SJH)
The OSS Society$8,500,000Leadership Grant in Support of the National Museum of Intelligence and Special OperationsStarr Foundation
Superchannel Centre$7,898,000CashAssociated Christian Television System
Superchannel Centre$7,898,000Building Construction and Other General Ministry SupportAssociated Christian Television System
Superchannel Centre$7,898,000CashAssociated Christian Television System
Our Daily Bread Ministries$5,250,000MinistryOur Daily Bread Ministries Foundation
Our Daily Bread Ministries$5,250,000NeedOur Daily Bread Ministries Foundation
Hope for the Heart$4,422,040General SupportWaterStone
Grace to You$3,003,900General SupportWaterStone
Daystar Foundation and Library$2,679,600GeneralDorothy D. & Joseph A. Moller Foundation
Community Eductional Television (CET)$2,509,088General SupportTrinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)
American Israel Education Foundation$2,500,000Outreach, Education, and Engagement ProgramsKoret Foundation
Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema NFP$5,000General UseJoseph L & Emily K Gidwitz Memorial Foundation
Christian Family Life$5,000Charitable DonationChupp Family Foundation
St Vincents Academy$5,000General UseThe Ryan Family Foundation
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas$5,000General BudgetThe Aileen and Jack Pratt Foundation
Seton Hall Preparatory School$5,000Generations Capital CampaignMonte Sacro Foundation
Jewish Book Council$5,000General Charitable Support - No DesignationThe Samuel Bronfman Foundation
Algemeiner$5,000Charitable and Educational PurposesMeyer and Jean Steinberg Family Foundation
Arrupe Jesuit High School$5,000General & UnrestrictedForst Family Foundation
Jewish Women's Theatre$5,000Public Support of Organization MissionThe Stanley and Joyce Black Family FOUNDATION
Canisius High School$5,000EducationalThe Russert 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 "Religious media organizations" category for this page is determined by the "X80: Religious Media, Communications Organizations" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.