Grants for swimming clubs

431 swimming leagues and clubs received at least $725,090 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 385 grants made from 278 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 278 foundations, 86% made just a single grant to swimming clubs, and 3% made grants to four or more swimming clubs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$725,090
Total grant dollars given to swimming clubs
385
Number of grants made annually to swimming clubs
278
Number of grantmakers funding swimming clubs
$1,000
Median grant size to swimming clubs

Foundations that support swimming leagues and clubs

Out of all grants made to swimming clubs, 72% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 16% of the dollar-value of grants to swimming clubs. Foundations funding swimming clubs also made grants to animal shelters, boys and girls clubs, elementary schools, universities, and high schools.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
202
Medium
 
38
Large
 
37
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
 
13
Private
 
217
Corporate
 
23
Other
 
25

Grants made

Grants made to swimming clubsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
241
2-3
 
27
4-10
 
7
11+
 
3

Top 10 foundations supporting swimming leagues and clubs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to swimming clubsNumber of grants made to swimming clubsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%22$750
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%12$225
Carmax FoundationVANational0.0%12$175
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%8$225
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%7$100
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%6$2,750
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%6$90
LPL Financial FoundationMANational0.1%5$500
USA Swimming FoundationCONational1.3%4$5,000
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)NJNational0.0%4$750

Swimming leagues and clubs grantees

Swimming clubs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 3% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 3% of all swimming clubs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
385
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,900
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
44
Tennessee
 
36
Massachusetts
 
33
Virginia
 
25
Other
 
247

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Nashville
 
35
Boston
 
19
Providence
 
18
Los Angeles
 
17
Other
 
246

Top 25 grants made to swimming clubs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
West Beaver Township Veterans Memorial Pool$5,000Capital ImprovementsThe Lozier Foundation
Fox Valley Wave Swim Team Incorporated$5,000CharitableDeitrich Family Foundation
Youth Sailing Virginia$5,000Learn To Swim To Sail ProgramAlice B Glasheen Memorial Trust
Sarasota County Croquet Club$5,000General OperationsD R Long Foundation
Marin Rowing Association$5,000EducationalStearns Charitable Trust
Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center$5,000OperatingsupportCharles P Ferro Foundation
Mission Valley Aquatics$5,000Sponsorship GrantHeadwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana
Loyola Blakefield Aquatics$5,000General SupportMigliara Family Foundation
USA Water Polo$5,000Operating SupportThe Rose Hills Foundation
Geneva Lake Sailing School$5,000GeneralCedar Street Charitable Foundation
Duxbury Bay Maritime School (DBMS)$5,000To Support the Maritime Adventures Programto Support the Maritime Adventures ProgramBoston Marine Society
Sail Salem$5,000Expand Student Reach ProgramBoston Marine Society
Bayou Civic Club$5,000Donor Directed DonationBayou Community Foundation
North Pole Aquatic Club$5,000Newport Opera HouseSand Family Fund
Youngstown Junior Sailing Foundation$5,000Unrestricted UseCommunity Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB)
Buffalo City Swim Racers$5,000Make A Splash ProgramUSA Swimming Foundation
Dad's Club Aquatic Center$5,000Make A Splash ProgramUSA Swimming Foundation
Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center$5,000Make A Splash ProgramUSA Swimming Foundation
Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition$5,000Make A Splash ProgramUSA Swimming Foundation
Swimming Pool Education and Safety Foundation$5,000FMVFlorida Swimming Pool Association
Swimming Pool Education and Safety Foundation$5,000To Help Support Pool Education To the General Public.Florida Swimming Pool Association
Galveston Island Swim Team$5,000To Assist Local 501(c)(3) EntitiesHarris and Eliza Kempner Fund
Denver City Lax$5,000General PurposeOwen Charitable Foundation
Louisiana Splash and Water Safety$5,000Program AllocationSt John United Way
The Gift of Swimming$5,000UnrestrictedBoyd Foundation A Not for Profit Corporation
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 "Swimming clubs" category for this page is determined by the "N67: Swimming, Water Recreation" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.