Grants for world peace organizations

387 world peace and international security organizations received at least $158.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 838 grants made from 653 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,200. Of these 653 foundations, 84% made just a single grant to world peace orgs, and 2% made grants to four or more world peace orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$158,458,611
Total grant dollars given to world peace organizations
838
Number of grants made annually to world peace organizations
653
Number of grantmakers funding world peace organizations
$1,200
Median grant size to world peace organizations

Foundations that support world peace and international security organizations

Out of all grants made to world peace organizations, 77% 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 world peace orgs. Foundations funding world peace orgs also made grants to international humanitarian organizations, universities, legal aid societies, food banks, and international development organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
507
Medium
 
67
Large
 
79
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
 
557
Corporate
 
32
Other
 
44

Grants made

Grants made to world peace orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
553
2-3
 
85
4-10
 
14
11+
 
1

Top 10 foundations supporting world peace and international security organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to world peace orgsNumber of grants made to world peace orgsMedian grant size
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%16$1,500
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%8$175
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%8$205
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.0%7$500
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationWANational0.9%6$5,541,073
Liberty Hill FoundationCAMetro0.1%6$1,000
Bollag Family FoundationNCNational4.3%6$1,250
John D & Catherine T Macarthur FoundationILNational0.0%5$3,000
Kanaan Family FoundationMINational16.9%5$500
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.0%5$100

World peace and international security organizations grantees

World peace organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 93% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 53% of all world peace orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
819
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
19

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,375
$500k-$1M
 
$2,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
District of Columbia
 
302
New York
 
133
Georgia
 
101
California
 
84
Other
 
218

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
311
New York City
 
130
Atlanta
 
101
San Francisco
 
47
Other
 
234

Top 25 grants made to world peace organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs$49,992,503Democracy AssistanceConsortium For Elections and Political Process Strengthening
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs$17,715,789Democratic Governance & Political PartiesNational Endowment for Democracy
The Carter Center$15,000,000Neglected Tropical DiseasesBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Internews$8,468,670Fhi 360
The Aspen Institute$6,231,869Postsecondary SuccessBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)$6,000,000CashCounter Extremism Project United
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)$6,000,000General Support To Carry Out Educational and Charitable Purposes.Counter Extremism Project United
Atlantic Council of the United States$6,000,000For Use By Its Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center in Support of Identifying, Implementing, and Scaling Solutions To the Urgent Crises of Climate Change, Migration, and SecurityRockefeller Foundation
United Nations Foundation$5,690,103Family Planning; Global Health and Development Public Awareness and Analysis; Malaria; Polio; Public Awareness and Knowledge Sharing; Vaccine DeliveryBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
United Nations Foundation$5,392,044Agricultural Development; Delivery of Solutions To Improve Global Health; Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases; Family Planning; Global Health and Development Public Awareness and Analysis; Malaria; Pneumonia; Polio; Research and Learning Opportunities; Vaccine DeliveryBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
United State Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)$5,000,000Global Health and Development Public Awareness and AnalysisBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Robert F Kennedy Human Rights$3,700,000For Human Rights ProgramsFund Ii Foundation
The Carter Center$3,633,375NTDSThe End Fund
United Nations Foundation$3,365,161Family PlanningBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Better World Fund$3,075,000Un StrengtheningUnited Nations Foundation
Better World Fund$3,075,000GaapUnited Nations Foundation
Better World Fund$3,075,000GaapUnited Nations Foundation
United States Association for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (USA for UNHCR)$2,867,380Project SupportTides Foundation
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace$2,500,000Maurice R. Greenberg Director's ChairStarr Foundation
Womens Regional Network$5,000Promoting Afgan WomenThe Arsenault Family Foundation
The Carter Center$5,000General & UnrestrictedThe BDM Family Foundation
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace$5,000General & UnrestrictedThe BDM Family Foundation
The Aspen Institute$5,000Financial AssistanceThe Jill and Erik Maschler Foundation
Louis D Brown Peace Institute Corporation$5,000General SupportNew World Foundation
United State Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)$5,0002019 Tribute DinnerCME Group 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 "World peace organizations" category for this page is determined by the "Q40: International Peace and Security" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.