Grants for specific population service providers

6,230 specific population service centers received at least $407.7 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 8,859 grants made from 4,857 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,250. Of these 4,857 foundations, 74% made just a single grant to service providers, and 5% made grants to four or more service providers. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$407,714,533
Total grant dollars given to specific population service providers
8,859
Number of grants made annually to specific population service providers
4,857
Number of grantmakers funding specific population service providers
$1,250
Median grant size to specific population service providers

Foundations that support specific population service centers

Out of all grants made to specific population service providers, 81% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 60% of the dollar-value of grants to service providers. Foundations funding service providers also made grants to food banks, homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, domestic violence shelters, and homeless assistance program.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
3,948
Medium
 
551
Large
 
356
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
 
97
Private
 
4,064
Corporate
 
196
Other
 
500

Grants made

Grants made to service providersNumber of grantmakers
1
 
3,628
2-3
 
980
4-10
 
192
11+
 
57

Top 10 foundations supporting specific population service centers

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to service providersNumber of grants made to service providersMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.3%133$1,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.1%117$630
Westrock FoundationGANational0.3%111$40
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.2%110$129
Seattle FoundationWAState0.2%99$1,000
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.6%91$600
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.3%81$1,000
Baird FoundationWINational1.6%76$250
Carmax FoundationVANational0.7%74$500
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.3%59$100

Specific population service centers grantees

Specific population service providers with more than $5 million in total revenues received 92% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 46% of all service providers.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
8,806
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
53

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,732
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
1,039
New York
 
853
Illinois
 
562
Texas
 
528
Other
 
5,877

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
800
Chicago
 
494
Boston
 
365
Washington DC
 
331
Other
 
6,288

Top 25 grants made to specific population service providers

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
AARP Foundation$101,862,739Endowment of $78,917,500 and General Support of $22,945,239Aarp
Barber National Institute$17,506,645Guaranteed LoanDr Gertrude A Barber Foundation
Barber National Institute$17,506,645Guaranteed LoanDr Gertrude A Barber Foundation
Council for Jewish Elderly (CJE)$17,284,492Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Grants - Operating SupportJewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)
On Lok$12,442,205CashOn Lok
Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS)$12,229,304Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Grants - Operating SupportJewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)
Mirowitz Center$10,846,773Condominium Interest (Senior Center Unit) in Covenant Place Ii BuildingCommunity Housing Mgmt Corporation
Friendship Centers$9,803,774Case MGNTArea Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida
The Life Enrichment Center$8,967,199Cindy Haber Center (MRDD)
Jevs Human Services$7,920,712Job-TrainingPhiladelphia Works
North Shore Senior Center$7,700,000NSSC Foundation
North Shore Senior Center$7,700,000NSSC Foundation
United Home Care Services$7,096,588Exempt PurposeAlliance for Aging
Heartland Alliance Health$6,336,048Cash ProvidedHeartland Alliance for Human Needs and Rights
Development Centers$5,483,524Head Start and Early Head Start ProgramsStarfish Family Services
Seniors First$5,039,192Social/nutritionSenior Resource Alliance / Area Agency of Aging of Central FL (SRA)
Cardinal Carberry Senior Living Center$5,008,000CashSt Patrick Apartments
Cardinal Carberry Senior Living Center$5,008,000Support MissionSt Patrick Apartments
Benefits Data Trust (BDT )$5,000,000To Provide Covid-19 SupportBlue Meridian Partners
AARP Foundation$4,988,139Disability ServicesEaster Seals
Aging True$4,968,476Elder AssistanceNortheast Florida Area Agency on Aging
Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers (LHANC)$4,903,914Exempt PurposeAlliance for Aging
Immigrant Legal Resource Center$4,645,000Project SupportThe Grove Foundation
Legacy Link$4,524,299SupportNational Council on the Aging (NCOA)
Council on Aging of Volusia County$4,284,421Elder AssistanceNortheast Florida Area Agency on Aging
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 "Specific population service providers" category for this page is determined by the "P80: Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Population Groups" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.