Grants for urban development organizations

1,358 urban development organizations received at least $157.0 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 660 grants made from 509 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $2,500. Of these 509 foundations, 87% made just a single grant to urban devel orgs, and 2% made grants to four or more urban devel orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$156,958,731
Total grant dollars given to urban development organizations
660
Number of grants made annually to urban development organizations
509
Number of grantmakers funding urban development organizations
$2,500
Median grant size to urban development organizations

Foundations that support urban development organizations

Out of all grants made to urban development organizations, 62% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 94% of the dollar-value of grants to urban devel orgs. Foundations funding urban devel orgs also made grants to multiservice human service organizations, homeless shelters, food banks, educational service providers, and youth development programs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
316
Medium
 
74
Large
 
119
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
 
34
Private
 
343
Corporate
 
44
Other
 
88

Grants made

Grants made to urban devel orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
445
2-3
 
53
4-10
 
9
11+
 
2

Top 10 foundations supporting urban development organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to urban devel orgsNumber of grants made to urban devel orgsMedian grant size
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational8.4%27$380
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%27$31
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%7$1,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%7$40
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%6$3,085
Greater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)WIState0.2%5$5,000
The Boston Foundation (TBF)MAMetro0.0%5$2,500
Con Alma Health FoundationNMState2.1%4$4,500
DTE Energy FoundationMIMetro0.1%4$2,750
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%4$1,750

Urban development organizations grantees

Urban development organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 72% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 18% of all urban devel orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
640
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
20

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$2,500
$100k-$500k
 
$2,000
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$2,500
>$5M
 
$3,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
67
Virginia
 
56
Pennsylvania
 
54
Ohio
 
48
Other
 
435

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
51
Virginia Beach
 
31
Chicago
 
29
San Francisco
 
26
Other
 
447

Top 25 grants made to urban development organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Self-Help Ventures Fund$29,149,282CostCenter for Community Self-Help
North Carolina Rural Center$20,227,608See Part IvGolden LEAF Foundation
Self-Help Ventures Fund$12,720,675Highest Balance in 2019Center for Community Self-Help
Local Initiatives Support Corporation$12,500,000Support Community DevelopmentNational Equity Fund
Citywide Development Corporation$11,977,086Community DevelopmentMiami Valley Hospital
Mission Asset Fund (MAF)$9,000,000To Provide Covid-19 SupportBlue Meridian Partners
Community First Capital Corporation$8,806,260Amt Due on Note-Yr EndCommunity First Fund
Community First Capital Corporation$8,806,260Amt Due on Note-Yr EndCommunity First Fund
Bridgeway Development Corporation$6,760,000GuaranteeBridgeway Capital
Local Initiatives Support Corporation$4,624,000Community Preservation and DevelopmentEnterprise Community Partners
The national Development council$4,000,000Support General OperationsNDC HOUSING and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT corporation
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)$3,840,000In Support of Neighborhood RevitalizationJP Morgan Chase Foundation
The Real Estate Council Community Fund$3,500,000In Support of Neighborhood RevitalizationJP Morgan Chase Foundation
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance$3,336,896CashAllegheny Conference on Community Development
Hope Enterprise Corporation$3,175,000Community DevelopmentSilicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance$2,904,239Operating SupportAllegheny Conference on Community Development
Ohio Capital Finance Corporation$2,500,000In Support of Neighborhood RevitalizationJP Morgan Chase Foundation
Local Initiatives Support Corporation$2,500,000In Support of Neighborhood RevitalizationJP Morgan Chase Foundation
Cinnaire Lending Corporation$2,500,000In Support of Neighborhood RevitalizationJP Morgan Chase Foundation
Cleveland Development Advisors Community Reinvestment Fund$2,500,000In Support of Neighborhood RevitalizationJP Morgan Chase Foundation
Tulsa Dream Center$5,000Outreach To Families in NeedOpenness Foundation
Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads$5,000DonationMonarch Charities
La Colaborativa Inc.$5,000Unrestricted - General FundTR Uw Mary W B Curtis Res CL
Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation$5,000Program SupportPenn State Health
Venture Cafe Mia$5,000Program SupportThe Miami 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 "Urban development organizations" category for this page is determined by the "S31: Urban, Community Economic Development" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.