Grants for vocational and technical schools

101 vocational and technical schools received at least $219,682 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 88 grants made from 87 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $2,500. Of these 87 foundations, 98% made just a single grant to vo-tech schools, and 0% made grants to four or more vo-tech schools. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$219,682
Total grant dollars given to vocational and technical schools
88
Number of grants made annually to vocational and technical schools
87
Number of grantmakers funding vocational and technical schools
$2,500
Median grant size to vocational and technical schools

Foundations that support vocational and technical schools

Out of all grants made to vocational and technical schools, 71% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 23% of the dollar-value of grants to vo-tech schools. Foundations funding vo-tech schools also made grants to universities, educational service providers, multiservice human service organizations, food banks, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
62
Medium
 
14
Large
 
11
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
 
5
Private
 
66
Corporate
 
8
Other
 
8

Grants made

Grants made to vo-tech schoolsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
86
2-3
 
1
4-10
 
0
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting vocational and technical schools

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to vo-tech schoolsNumber of grants made to vo-tech schoolsMedian grant size
People's United Community Foundation of Eastern MassachusettsDEMetro0.7%2$3,000
Sharon S Davis FoundationNYMetro5.7%1$5,000
Consigli FoundationMAState2.0%1$5,000
T-Mobile USA FoundationWANational0.1%1$5,000
Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA)MAMetro5.3%1$5,000
The Rachuba Family FoundationMDMetro8.8%1$5,000
Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce FoundationVAState18.5%1$5,000
Steve and Jean Roth Charitable FoundationORMetro3.7%1$5,000
Schwartz Family Foundation / Schwartz Alan D TteeNYRegional0.4%1$5,000
Leibowitz and Greenway Family Charitable FoundationNYNational0.5%1$5,000

Vocational and technical schools grantees

Vocational and technical schools with more than $5 million in total revenues received 15% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 15% of all vo-tech schools.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
88
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$2,575
$100k-$500k
 
$5,000
$500k-$1M
 
$3,000
$1M-$5M
 
$2,426
>$5M
 
$2,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Massachusetts
 
16
Ohio
 
8
Tennessee
 
7
Michigan
 
7
Other
 
50

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Boston
 
16
Cleveland, OH
 
8
Washington DC
 
5
New York City
 
5
Other
 
47

Top 25 grants made to vocational and technical schools

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Akilah Foundation$5,000Supporting Higher Education Institution for Women in East AfricaSharon S Davis Foundation
Breakthrough Greater Boston$5,000Breakthrough Gala SponsorConsigli Foundation
Friends of Serrania$5,000General Program SupportT-Mobile USA Foundation
Mattapan Greater Boston Technology Learning Center$5,000Our Mission Is To Promote Self-Sufficiency By Empowering People Through Job Training, Career Building and Leadership.Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA)
Mmha Service Training Academy$5,000Charitable PurposesThe Rachuba Family Foundation
Virginia Technical Institute$5,000ScholarshipGreater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Aurora Career Technical Education$5,000General Operating SupportSteve and Jean Roth Charitable Foundation
Pathnorth$5,000To Support the General Purpose FundSchwartz Family Foundation / Schwartz Alan D Ttee
One Spirit Learning Alliance$5,000UnrestrictedLeibowitz and Greenway Family Charitable Foundation
Philadelphia Academies Incorporated (PAI)$5,000Donor DesignationBergen County's United Way
Hessel Bay Inn and Restaurant$5,000Charitable Exempt PurposeJanet Carrington Foundation
Telacu Education Foundation$5,000Charitable EventThe Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation
Breakthrough Greater Boston$5,000DonationKrisbin Foundation
Cornerstone University$5,000Single Mother ScholarshipsMonticello College Foundation
Wears Valley Ranch$5,000General SupportSamuel E Upchurch JR Charitable Foundation
Mattapan Greater Boston Technology Learning Center$5,000Program SupportBlue Hills Bank Foundation
CareGiver Training Institute$5,000For Training of CaregiversConnie Hillman Family Foundation
Code Platoon NFP$5,000General PurposeWilliam R Johnson Family Foundation
All Our Kin$5,000Secure Start/circle of Security Parenting GroupsUnited Way of Greater New Haven
Cornerstone University$5,000ScholarshipTulsa Community Foundation
New York Psychoanalytic Support Corporation$5,000General SupportCommunity Foundation of New Jersey
Breakthrough Greater Boston$5,000General FundThe Clinton H and Wilma T Shattuck Charitable Trust #0758945
William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry Psychoanalysis and Psychology$5,000General FundingBrownington Foundation
Independent Insurance Agents Foundation of San Antonio$5,000For Operating ExpensesCommunity Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)
New England Center for Arts and Technology$4,000Culinary Arts Job Training ProgramTR Uw Helen F Kimball-The Moses Kimball Fund for Promotion of Good Citizenship
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 "Vocational and technical schools" category for this page is determined by the "B30: Vocational, Technical Schools" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.