Grants for religous youth groups

395 religious youth organizations received at least $27.2 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 752 grants made from 520 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,200. Of these 520 foundations, 89% made just a single grant to religious youth orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more religious youth orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$27,177,987
Total grant dollars given to religous youth groups
752
Number of grants made annually to religous youth groups
520
Number of grantmakers funding religous youth groups
$1,200
Median grant size to religous youth groups

Foundations that support religious youth organizations

Out of all grants made to religous youth groups, 79% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 95% of the dollar-value of grants to religious youth orgs. Foundations funding religious youth orgs also made grants to religious organizations, christian organizations, universities, food banks, and religious media organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
412
Medium
 
53
Large
 
55
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
 
21
Private
 
414
Corporate
 
30
Other
 
55

Grants made

Grants made to religious youth orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
463
2-3
 
41
4-10
 
11
11+
 
5

Top 10 foundations supporting religious youth organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to religious youth orgsNumber of grants made to religious youth orgsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.1%60$382
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.1%27$500
Greater Houston Community FoundationTXState0.0%15$1,250
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%15$750
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%14$2,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%10$137
Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode IslandRIRegional0.3%8$500
The Columbus FoundationOHState0.0%7$5,000
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%7$250

Religious youth organizations grantees

Religous youth groups with more than $5 million in total revenues received 86% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 31% of all religious youth orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
747
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
5

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Missouri
 
136
Louisiana
 
67
District of Columbia
 
59
California
 
45
Other
 
445

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Kansas City
 
121
Washington DC
 
64
Baton Rouge
 
63
Des Moines
 
40
Other
 
423

Top 25 grants made to religous youth groups

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Young Life Foundation$8,554,519Payment AccountsYoung Life
Young Life Foundation$8,554,419Invest With Support OrganizationYoung Life
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life$3,000,000Growth and Capacity Building (2015-2020)Shimon Ben Joseph Foundation
Hillel International$2,997,802CharitableBeacon Foundation
Emerald Youth Foundation$2,551,500Develop Christian LeadersThe Haslam 3 Foundation
Hillel House at the University of Mass at Amherst$5,000General Operating SupportShimon Ben Joseph Foundation
St Louis Hillel at Washington University$5,000GeneralFarrehi Family Foundation
Memphis Leadership Foundation (MLF)$5,000General Operating PurposesBrinkley Taf Brinkley Foundation
Metro-Maryland Youth for Christ$5,000Spiritual Growth Assistance for Youths.The Clarence W Hottel SR Christian Ministry Trust
Hillel at Ucla$5,000Public Support of Organization MissionThe Cayton-Goldrich Family Foundation
Vanderbilt Hillel$5,000General PurposeThe Anita and Julian Saul Foundation
Youth for Christ - San Antonio Youth for Christ$5,000Religious Ministry SupportHannah Foundation
Whole Again$5,000DonationOhio Capital Impact Corporation
Hillel Foundation at Tufts University$5,000ReligiousJustin and Genevieve Wyner Trust
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 8701 Leeds Road$5,000Christian Sport MinistryMonis Foundation
Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)$5,000ReligiousSan Angelo Area Foundation
Child Evangelism Fellowship$5,000Operational SupportLipscomb Family Foundation
Hillel Foundation at Miami University$5,000Support Jewish Community for College StudentsAugust 11 2003 Trust UA
Huerfano County Youth Services$5,000To Support "crew" ProgramGeorge W Hopper Family Foundation
Youth for Christ - Peoria Area$5,000Community SupportMTCO Foundation
Hillel International$5,000EducationalThe Gershwind Family Foundation
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 8701 Leeds Road$5,000For FellowshipsThe Nazareth Foundation
Youth for Christ - San Antonio Youth for Christ$5,000Annual CampaignThe Gorman Foundation
Northeast of the Well$5,000Social ServicesFrome Family Foundation
Save Our Youth / Soy (SOY)$5,000Social ServicesFrome 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 "Religous youth groups" category for this page is determined by the "O55: Youth Development-Religious Leadership" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.