Grants for social and country clubs

665 social and country clubs received at least $16.2 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 508 grants made from 432 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,070. Of these 432 foundations, 93% made just a single grant to recreation clubs, and 1% made grants to four or more recreation clubs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$16,201,689
Total grant dollars given to social and country clubs
508
Number of grants made annually to social and country clubs
432
Number of grantmakers funding social and country clubs
$1,070
Median grant size to social and country clubs

Foundations that support social and country clubs

Out of all grants made to social and country clubs, 79% 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 recreation clubs. Foundations funding recreation clubs also made grants to fairs, universities, homeless shelters, animal shelters, and high schools.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
342
Medium
 
46
Large
 
41
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
 
11
Private
 
344
Corporate
 
32
Other
 
45

Grants made

Grants made to recreation clubsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
404
2-3
 
20
4-10
 
7
11+
 
1

Top 10 foundations supporting social and country clubs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to recreation clubsNumber of grants made to recreation clubsMedian grant size
Land O'Lakes FoundationMNNational0.4%21$1,000
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%10$2,500
NRA FoundationVANational0.0%9$720
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.0%5$3,250
DTE Energy FoundationMIMetro0.1%5$2,000
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.1%4$1,987
Enmr Education FoundationNMState3.2%4$1,350
Alliant Energy FoundationWIState0.1%4$400
Fairmount Santrol FoundationOHNational0.4%3$2,500
Arthur J Gallagher FoundationILNational0.2%3$500

Social and country clubs grantees

Social and country clubs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 78% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 16% of all recreation clubs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
506
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
2

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,200
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Texas
 
48
New Jersey
 
38
California
 
38
North Carolina
 
36
Other
 
348

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Trenton
 
34
Charlotte
 
29
Houston
 
26
New York City
 
22
Other
 
312

Top 25 grants made to social and country clubs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Event Facilities Fort Worth$12,500,000General SupportBurnett Foundation / Dee Kelly JR Ttee
1818 Society$2,750,000Youth LearningMastercard Foundation
Cloister Inn of Princeton University$5,000For Donee's Exempt PurposeThe Wahrsager Foundation
Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers$5,000Grant Distribution for Log Village Roof & Porch RepairsCommunity Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Osceola County Livestock Show$5,000Remodel I.s.u. Extension Office & 4-h Office on FairgroundsCommunity Foundation of Greater Des Moines
South Baton Rouge Jaguars$5,000Player Matching GrantNFL Foundation
Clark County Fairgrounds$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution$5,000Hospitalized Veterans Activities and CarePrairie Meadows Race Track & Casino
Lycoming County Fair Association$5,000Provide Operational SupportWilliamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
Lake Agriculture and Youth Fair Association$5,000SponsorshipUf Health The Villages Hospital (TVRH)
City of Quincy Christmas Festival Committee$5,000Support for Smoking/vaping CessationBeth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton
Healdsburg Future Farmers Country Fair$5,000To Support ProgramsGeorge and Betty Harbaugh Charitable FOUNDATION
Cloister Inn of Princeton University$5,000EducationalHintz Family Fund P13619005
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Association$5,000PromotionAmerican Sugar Cane League of the USA
NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE INC San Diego Del Norte Chapter$5,000General & UnrestrictedJay and Sarah Flatley Foundation
PRC$5,000To Assist Organization in Carrying Out Its Exempt Purpose.The Mary Norris Preyer Fund
Seaplane Pilots Association$5,000To Enhance Seaplane Safety, Provide Education, Preserve and Protecting the Heritage of Water Flying, Grow the Seaplane Pilot Population and Preserve Landing Areas for Seplane Operations.Sporty's Foundation
A Fair Shake for Youth$5,000UnrestrictedThe Evelyn Toll Family Foundation
Marshall County Blueberry Festival$5,000General SupportNewton Park
Somerset Country Club$5,000Charitable GiftMcglynn Family Foundation
Cloister Inn of Princeton University$5,000Annual FundWalske Charitable Foundation Steven C Walske Et Al Trustees
Society of Paper Money Collectors$5,000General Purpose GrantsSusan Isabel Foundation
Cru$5,000Program SupportDevine Family Foundation
Martin County Fair Association$5,000General SupportGordana Uscumlic Foundation
Portland Rose Festival Foundation$5,000To Further the Mission of the OrganizationRoyal Rosarian Foundation PO Box 8956
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 "Social and country clubs" category for this page is determined by the "N50: Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.