Grants for specialty hospitals

165 specialty hospitals received at least $2.5 billion in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 2,790 grants made from 1,876 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 1,876 foundations, 87% made just a single grant to specialty hospitals, and 2% made grants to four or more specialty hospitals. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$2,469,972,994
Total grant dollars given to specialty hospitals
2,790
Number of grants made annually to specialty hospitals
1,876
Number of grantmakers funding specialty hospitals
$1,000
Median grant size to specialty hospitals

Foundations that support specialty hospitals

Out of all grants made to specialty hospitals, 85% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 79% of the dollar-value of grants to specialty hospitals. Foundations funding specialty hospitals also made grants to universities, animal shelters, religious organizations, food banks, and theaters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,597
Medium
 
141
Large
 
138
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
 
1,652
Corporate
 
80
Other
 
123

Grants made

Grants made to specialty hospitalsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,637
2-3
 
199
4-10
 
25
11+
 
15

Top 10 foundations supporting specialty hospitals

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to specialty hospitalsNumber of grants made to specialty hospitalsMedian grant size
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.3%119$60
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%98$25
BaxterILNational0.1%93$50
Baird FoundationWINational0.6%52$87
Westrock FoundationGANational0.3%36$65
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%33$150
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)NJNational0.0%27$125
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.4%25$500
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.1%24$465
LPL Financial FoundationMANational0.4%15$150

Specialty hospitals grantees

Specialty hospitals with more than $5 million in total revenues received 98% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 96% of all specialty hospitals.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
2,693
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
97

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$750
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
n/a
$1M-$5M
 
$3,750
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Tennessee
 
1,635
New York
 
284
Massachusetts
 
111
Illinois
 
107
Other
 
653

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Memphis
 
1,632
New York City
 
286
Boston
 
111
Chicago
 
107
Other
 
613

Top 25 grants made to specialty hospitals

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)$519,805,597FMVThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)$519,805,597FMVThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)$143,965,410To Benefit ChopThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
Seattle Children's Hospital$123,351,952Pediatric Care, Medical Research, TeachingSeattle Children's Foundation
Cook Children's Physician Network$75,625,445Subsidize OperationsCook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Physician Network$75,625,445FMVCook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Physician Network$75,625,445FMVCook Children's Health Care System
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego (RCHSD)$47,585,648Support HospitalRady Children's Hospital Foundation
Children's Wisconsin / Children's Hospital and Health System Inc$39,507,189Grants To AffiliateChildren's Wisconsin / Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Inc (CHW)
Children's Wisconsin / Children's Hospital and Health System Inc$39,106,386Cash Paid/receivedChildren's Wisconsin / Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Inc (CHW)
Pediatric Faculty Foundation$36,233,863Mission SupportAnn and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses Alumni Associations$34,124,545To Carry on Charitable Organization's ActivitiesPhillip and Susan Ragon Foundation
Cook Children's Physician Network$32,774,515FMVCook Children's Health Care System
Children's Hospital (CHNOLA)$30,969,084CostLCMC Health
Valley Children's Hospital$30,022,916Equipment and Operational ExpensesValley Children's Healthcare Foundation
Lurie Childrens Surgical Foundation$26,696,486Mission SupportAnn and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)$24,999,160Hospital Operations and Charitable CareChoc Foundation
Kennedy Krieger Children's Hospital$21,703,843FMVMadison Street Properties
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland$18,207,611Unrestricted General Support and Various Donor DesignatedUniversity of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospitals Foundation
Children's National Hospital$17,991,409Prog. SupportChildren's National Hospital Foundation
Shriners Hospitals for Children$17,428,064To Provide Funds for Patients Needs at the Two Shriners Hospitals for Children in Massachusetts, Which Include Employees Salaries, Medical Supplies, and Other Necessary Expenses.Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children$17,428,064Cash TransfersShriners Hospitals for Children
Children's Surgical Associates (CSA)$16,727,485FMVThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH)$16,437,044General SupportArkansas Children's Foundation (ACH)
Boston Children's Hospital$15,346,161General SupportBoston Children's Hospital (BCH)
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 "Specialty hospitals" category for this page is determined by the "E24: Hospital, Specialty" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.