Grants for student service providers

3,337 student service organizations received at least $460.0 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 3,155 grants made from 2,063 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,200. Of these 2,063 foundations, 83% made just a single grant to student service orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more student service orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$460,017,916
Total grant dollars given to student service providers
3,155
Number of grants made annually to student service providers
2,063
Number of grantmakers funding student service providers
$1,200
Median grant size to student service providers

Foundations that support student service organizations

Out of all grants made to student service providers, 77% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 86% of the dollar-value of grants to student service orgs. Foundations funding student service orgs also made grants to scholarship organizations, homeless shelters, universities, religious organizations, and educational service providers.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,593
Medium
 
258
Large
 
210
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
 
52
Private
 
1,711
Corporate
 
109
Other
 
191

Grants made

Grants made to student service orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,727
2-3
 
266
4-10
 
43
11+
 
27

Top 10 foundations supporting student service organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to student service orgsNumber of grants made to student service orgsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%73$200
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.3%49$450
Westrock FoundationGANational0.1%44$21
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.1%39$1,000
Baird FoundationWINational0.7%38$500
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.3%29$150
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.1%27$250
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%25$500
Carmax FoundationVANational0.2%23$1,000
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationWANational4.6%22$5,074,232

Student service organizations grantees

Student service providers with more than $5 million in total revenues received 91% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 24% of all student service orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
3,102
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
53

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,869
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
358
California
 
274
Texas
 
173
Florida
 
167
Other
 
2,183

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
320
Washington DC
 
238
Chicago
 
120
Los Angeles
 
107
Other
 
2,088

Top 25 grants made to student service providers

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Say Yes Cleveland Scholarship$51,136,872Endowment DistributionThe Cleveland Foundation
American Mock World Health Organization$40,346,612PolioBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
University of Georgia Athletic Assn$30,838,265CashThe University of Georgia Foundation
American Mock World Health Organization$28,914,406PolioBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
American Mock World Health Organization$24,599,053PolioBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hispanic Scholarship Fund$22,475,758Grants & ScholarshipsUnited Negro College Fund
American Mock World Health Organization$21,000,000PolioBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
University of Mo Rolla Engineering MGMT$12,756,885Funding for Endowed Scholarships/chairs/progr Fellows and Scholars Program.UMKC Foundation
American Mock World Health Organization$12,000,000Development of Solutions To Improve Global HealthBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Purdue Foundation of Elkhart County$11,200,000Final Payment of Intercollegiate Athletics GrantSpartan Trail Foundation
American Mock World Health Organization$10,000,000Delivery of Solutions To Improve Global HealthBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
American Mock World Health Organization$10,000,000PolioBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)$9,235,853Grants & ScholarshipsUnited Negro College Fund
American Mock World Health Organization$8,733,719MalariaBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Roadtripnationorg Nation$7,733,637FMVStrada Education Network
Roadtripnationorg Nation$7,733,637Loan Forgiveness and Matching GrantStrada Education Network
American Mock World Health Organization$7,500,000Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases; MNCH Discovery and ToolsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
American Mock World Health Organization$6,667,000PolioBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
American Mock World Health Organization$6,000,000MNCH Discovery and ToolsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Roadtripnationorg Nation$6,000,000FMVStrada Education Network
The University Corporationsan Francisco State$5,453,931Scholarships and Campus ProgramsSan Francisco State University Foundation
University of Mo Rolla Engineering MGMT$5,269,442Develop Educational Resources and TrainingAmerican Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)
United Negro College Fund$5,000,000To Endow Achievement Capstone ProgramNational Merit Scholarship Corporation
Oakland Promise$5,000,000Project SupportKaiser Permanente
Washington University School of Medicine Health Admin Program$5,000,000Support Medical Education, Research, & Patient Care Needs in the BJH CommunitiesBJC Health System
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 "Student service providers" category for this page is determined by the "B80: Student Services and Organizations of Students" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.