Grants for substance abuse organizations

1,907 alcohol and drug dependency prevention and treatment organizations received at least $169.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 2,178 grants made from 1,490 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,127. Of these 1,490 foundations, 84% made just a single grant to substance abuse orgs, and 2% made grants to four or more substance abuse orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$169,509,611
Total grant dollars given to substance abuse organizations
2,178
Number of grants made annually to substance abuse organizations
1,490
Number of grantmakers funding substance abuse organizations
$1,127
Median grant size to substance abuse organizations

Foundations that support alcohol and drug dependency prevention and treatment organizations

Out of all grants made to substance abuse organizations, 76% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 97% of the dollar-value of grants to substance abuse orgs. Foundations funding substance abuse orgs also made grants to homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, religious organizations, christian organizations, and youth development programs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,143
Medium
 
209
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
 
38
Private
 
1,218
Corporate
 
74
Other
 
160

Grants made

Grants made to substance abuse orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,266
2-3
 
180
4-10
 
32
11+
 
12

Top 10 foundations supporting alcohol and drug dependency prevention and treatment organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to substance abuse orgsNumber of grants made to substance abuse orgsMedian grant size
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.4%114$50
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%41$1,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%31$260
Community Foundation of Collier CountyFLNational0.2%27$1,000
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%20$654
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.1%17$1,750
Baird FoundationWINational0.3%16$250
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%14$1,000
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.1%13$3,000

Alcohol and drug dependency prevention and treatment organizations grantees

Substance abuse organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 94% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 43% of all substance abuse orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
2,155
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
23

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,653
$100k-$500k
 
$2,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
238
Connecticut
 
163
Florida
 
154
New York
 
145
Other
 
1,478

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
157
Bridgeport
 
152
Los Angeles
 
113
Nashville
 
63
Other
 
1,556

Top 25 grants made to substance abuse organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
LifeStream Behavioral Center$20,192,743DCF Samh ProviderLutheran Services Florida
Southwest Florida Addiction Services$14,114,310Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Agency for Community Treatment Services (ACTS)$12,378,697Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Gateway Community Services$11,948,986DCF Samh ProviderLutheran Services Florida
Operation PAR$11,063,858Substance Abuse DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Tri-County Human Services (TCHS)$10,104,349Mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Charlotte Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)$9,707,574Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
The Centers$8,622,166DCF Samh ProviderLutheran Services Florida
Dacco Behavioral Health$7,462,530Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Village South$6,512,482Mental Health Substance AbuseSouth Florida Behavioral Health Network
Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County (DAF)$6,510,985To Provide Services Related To Their Charitable Purpose.Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network (SEFBHN)
The Addiction Policy Forum$6,000,000General ContributionPharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Drug Abuse Treatment ASSOCIATION (DATA)$5,624,271To Provide Services Related To Their Charitable Purpose.Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network (SEFBHN)
First Step of Sarasota$5,002,131Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
St Matthew's House$4,200,000Recovery ProgramHolecek Family Foundation
AGAPE Network$3,901,164Mental Health Substance AbuseSouth Florida Behavioral Health Network
The Phoenix$3,604,545General OperatingStand Together Foundation
Village South$3,585,008Broward Behavioral Health Coalition
CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services$3,258,384Youth and Family ServicesFlorida Network of Youth and Family Services
Counseling and Recovering Center$3,189,034To Provide Services Related To Their Charitable Purpose.Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network (SEFBHN)
United Way of Broward County$2,894,119Broward Behavioral Health Coalition
EPIC Community Services$2,820,293DCF Samh ProviderLutheran Services Florida
Downriver Community Conference$2,521,644Payments for Employment and Training ProgramsDetroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC)
Caron Foundation of Texas$5,000Nicholas D. Klarsfeld Endowed Scholarship FundThe Three Sisters Foundation
La Frontera Center$5,000Charitable ContributionVantage West Credit Union
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 "Substance abuse organizations" category for this page is determined by the "F20: Alcohol, Drug, and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.