Grants for vocational rehabilitation programs

671 vocational rehabilitation organizations received at least $23.9 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 724 grants made from 587 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 587 foundations, 88% made just a single grant to job rehab programs, and 1% made grants to four or more job rehab programs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$23,876,831
Total grant dollars given to vocational rehabilitation programs
724
Number of grants made annually to vocational rehabilitation programs
587
Number of grantmakers funding vocational rehabilitation programs
$1,500
Median grant size to vocational rehabilitation programs

Foundations that support vocational rehabilitation organizations

Out of all grants made to vocational rehabilitation programs, 76% 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 job rehab programs. Foundations funding job rehab programs also made grants to multiservice human service organizations, food banks, religious organizations, homeless shelters, and boys and girls clubs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
448
Medium
 
76
Large
 
61
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
 
21
Private
 
460
Corporate
 
43
Other
 
63

Grants made

Grants made to job rehab programsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
522
2-3
 
56
4-10
 
7
11+
 
2

Top 10 foundations supporting vocational rehabilitation organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to job rehab programsNumber of grants made to job rehab programsMedian grant size
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%21$20
Alliant Energy FoundationWIState0.4%12$517
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.0%8$492
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%7$362
Arthur J Gallagher FoundationILNational0.2%7$200
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%7$308
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.0%5$1,650
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%5$244
The Columbus FoundationOHState0.0%3$5,000

Vocational rehabilitation organizations grantees

Vocational rehabilitation programs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 97% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 55% of all job rehab programs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
717
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
7

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$3,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,320
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
60
Wisconsin
 
42
Ohio
 
42
Virginia
 
38
Other
 
542

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
28
Chicago
 
24
Atlanta
 
24
Minneapolis
 
18
Other
 
534

Top 25 grants made to vocational rehabilitation programs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
PRIDE Industries$5,757,768General SupportPRIDE Industries
ServiceSource$3,029,869CashServicesource Foundation
ServiceSource$3,029,869Contribution To Further Support the Programs of Servicesource, Inc.Servicesource Foundation
JVS Human Services$2,703,286To Support the ElderlyJewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana$2,674,213Support Organization's Primary Exempt PurposeGoodwill Foundation of Central and Southern Indiana
Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana$2,644,760Google-Gdca ; Scsep Py 2020 ; Adult Life Launch; Accenture Growth Mindset ; Scsep Py 2019 DirectGoodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries of Ky$2,547,252Google-Data Initiative ;Google-Gdca ;google It 2.0 ;indeed Fellow Program ;scsep Py 2019 Direct ;scsep Py 2020 ;adult Life Launch ;lifelaunch: IgniteGoodwill Industries International
City Connections$5,000HealthcareTown Branch Foundation
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys$5,000For Bama Works 2019Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Viability$5,000Supporting Opportunities That Enhance the Quality of Life for Residents of the Manchester, CT Program.Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
The Friends of Green Chimneys$5,000To Help Activities of Var Public Char Inst Which Are Exempt Under 501 (C)(3)Esther Koven Foundation
Arc of Evansville$5,000General FundHenry F Koch Residual Trust Fifth Third
Tri Industries NFP$5,000To Provide Employment To DisabledHydro-Craft Foundation
We Grow Dreams$5,000Charitable ContributionGood Heart Work Smart Foundation
InspiriTec$5,000Disability Employment OpportunitiesWilliam J Burns Foundation
Ka Lima O Maui$5,000To Further the Predominant Exempt Function of the Recipients OrganizationHagar Family Foundation
Synapse House$5,000EntreprenuershipThe Richard M Schulze Family Foundation
Kaposia$5,000Vice Presidential GrantNorthwest Area Foundation
Opportunity Partners$5,000General SupportJustGive
Onetouch Project$5,000Aid for BlindDelta Gamma Foundation
Lamar Enterprises$5,000General Operating SupportCommunity Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO)
TURN Community Services$5,000Developmentally Disabled Services/centers; Other Housing Support ServicesUnited Way of Salt Lake (UWSL)
Goodwill Columbus$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
Goodwill Columbus$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
Harford Center$5,000HealthThe Columbus 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 "Vocational rehabilitation programs" category for this page is determined by the "J30: Vocational Rehabilitation" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.