Grants for support groups

847 mental health support groups received at least $52.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 828 grants made from 641 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 641 foundations, 89% made just a single grant to support groups , and 2% made grants to four or more support groups . This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$52,541,170
Total grant dollars given to support groups
828
Number of grants made annually to support groups
641
Number of grantmakers funding support groups
$1,000
Median grant size to support groups

Foundations that support mental health support groups

Out of all grants made to support groups, 73% 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 support groups . Foundations funding support groups also made grants to homeless shelters, food banks, religious organizations, multiservice human service organizations, and family service centers.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
473
Medium
 
72
Large
 
95
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
 
20
Private
 
506
Corporate
 
40
Other
 
75

Grants made

Grants made to support groups Number of grantmakers
1
 
572
2-3
 
50
4-10
 
15
11+
 
4

Top 10 foundations supporting mental health support groups

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to support groups Number of grants made to support groups Median grant size
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%21$45
Community Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)TXState0.1%12$1,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%12$100
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%11$500
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%9$1,000
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%8$3,750
Alliant Energy FoundationWIState0.3%8$400
Eluna Formerly the Moyer FoundationPANational10.4%7$5,000
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.3%7$5,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%7$375

Mental health support groups grantees

Support groups with more than $5 million in total revenues received 59% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 3% of all support groups .

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
823
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
5

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,525
$1M-$5M
 
$1,139
>$5M
 
$3,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
96
Texas
 
82
Washington
 
40
Florida
 
38
Other
 
572

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Los Angeles
 
48
New York City
 
37
Seattle
 
34
Chicago
 
32
Other
 
603

Top 25 grants made to support groups

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
The Primary School - East Palo Alto$15,599,562Integrated Health and Ed School ModelChan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation
Franklin School Facilities Corporation$10,000,000Terms of NoteNorthside Development Corporation
Franklin School Facilities Corporation$10,000,000CostNorthside Development Corporation
United Community Fund$8,330,000Charitable and Educational ProgramsThe Justice and Education Fund
RootED$7,000,000Supporting High Quality SchoolsThe City Fund
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)$5,000CharitableThe Diken Foundation
Coaching Life Matters$5,000Program SupportChristian Community Foundation of Memphis and the Mid-South
Nurturing Center$5,000CharitableThe Parrish Family Foundation
Bos Place$5,000Program AssistanceAlbemarle Foundation
Village Connections$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
Greek Olympic Society$5,000ReligionThe Columbus Foundation
Beachwood Center for Wellbeing$5,000Charitable HealthB Street Foundation
Nature Heals$5,000EntreprenuershipThe Richard M Schulze Family Foundation
Direct Giving Lab$5,000EntreprenuershipThe Richard M Schulze Family Foundation
La Puerta Abierta$5,000Migration and Forced DisplacementHispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)
Catherine Place$5,000Contribution From the Multicare Community Partnership Fund: General SupportMultiCare Health System
Third Way Center$5,000Assist HomelessKarnell Foundation
Cope / Julien Lillian Co-Ttee$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Our House Grief Support Center$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Mourning Hope$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
The Tristesse Grief Center$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Robertas House$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Willow Center$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Our House Grief Support Center$5,000The Establishment and Operation of Camp ErinEluna Formerly the Moyer Foundation
Global Lounge Incorporated$5,000Promotion of Cultural AwarenessWinston C and Surel L Mitchell Family Foundation
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 "Support groups" category for this page is determined by the "F60: Counseling Support Groups" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.