Grants for youth development organizations

6,518 youth development organizations received at least $386.4 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 10,051 grants made from 5,049 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 5,049 foundations, 74% made just a single grant to youth support orgs, and 5% made grants to four or more youth support orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$386,379,870
Total grant dollars given to youth development organizations
10,051
Number of grants made annually to youth development organizations
5,049
Number of grantmakers funding youth development organizations
$1,500
Median grant size to youth development organizations

Foundations that support youth development organizations

Out of all grants made to youth development organizations, 80% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 83% of the dollar-value of grants to youth support orgs. Foundations funding youth support orgs also made grants to youth development programs, boys and girls clubs, homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, and food banks.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
4,060
Medium
 
595
Large
 
390
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
 
107
Private
 
4,155
Corporate
 
219
Other
 
568

Grants made

Grants made to youth support orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
3,745
2-3
 
1,021
4-10
 
221
11+
 
62

Top 10 foundations supporting youth development organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to youth support orgsNumber of grants made to youth support orgsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState7.1%197$1,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.1%172$478
Westrock FoundationGANational0.3%153$25
Carmax FoundationVANational2.5%148$955
NRA FoundationVANational0.3%144$1,496
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.2%126$130
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.3%102$1,000
Baird FoundationWINational1.9%94$250
Dollar General Literacy FoundationTNNational1.8%86$2,000
Seattle FoundationWAState0.2%85$1,800

Youth development organizations grantees

Youth development organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 64% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 24% of all youth support orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
10,022
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
29

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,550
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
1,084
New York
 
677
Florida
 
576
Texas
 
557
Other
 
7,157

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
626
Los Angeles
 
391
Chicago
 
370
Boston
 
346
Other
 
7,614

Top 25 grants made to youth development organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Rutgers the State University of NJ$141,721,294Education-Related/ AthleticsRutgers University Foundation
Nicholas County Ceos$36,973,835Annual DistributionBig Twelve Conference
Nicholas County Ceos$36,973,835CashBig Twelve Conference
Rutgers the State University of NJ$18,000,000CashBig Ten Conference (B1G)
Rutgers the State University of NJ$11,394,108CashBig Ten Conference (B1G)
Rutgers the State University of NJ$11,394,108To Support the Missions of Member InstitutionsBig Ten Conference (B1G)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Institute$9,950,320FMVBig Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Foundation
Young Life Foundation$8,554,519Payment AccountsYoung Life
Young Life Foundation$8,554,419Invest With Support OrganizationYoung Life
Nicholas County Ceos$6,282,620Expenditures on Grants Awarded To Wvurc on Behalf of Wvu for Acquisition of Capital Assets Or Expenditures on Grants Awarded To Wvurc on Behalf of Wvu for Acquisition of Capital Assets Or Construction Where the Asset Was Transferred To Wvu As A Beneficiary of the Asset.West Virginia University Research
Project Management Institute Educational Foundation$6,165,500EducationalProject Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Institute Educational Foundation$6,165,500CashProject Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Institute Educational Foundation$6,165,500Project Management Institute (PMI)
Arrow WV$5,687,320Interest Expense Incurred By Arrow Through the Construction of the Summit Bechtel Reserve, Which If Constructed By the Boy Scouts of America Would Also Be Exempt.Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
Boys and Girls Clubs of America$4,500,000Program SupportComic Relief US (AGB)
City Year$4,390,059Sub-Grant of CNCS Federal Funding AwardMassachusetts Service Alliance
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana$4,002,000OperatingJohn W. Anderson Foundation
Youth Guidance$4,000,000To Support Implementation of Its Fy17-Fy20 Business PlanThe Edna Mcconnell Clark Foundation
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa$3,698,912Grant DistributionCommunity Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Alfond Youth Center$3,672,384Wellness ProjectHarold Alfond Foundation
Genesee Area Focus Fund$3,663,645To Provide A Research-Based, High-Quality Afterschool Program Model To Students With the Greatest Needs in Flint and Genesee County.Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Peoplefirst Partnership$3,225,000To Support Economic MobilityBlue Meridian Partners
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life$3,000,000Growth and Capacity Building (2015-2020)Shimon Ben Joseph Foundation
Hillel International$2,997,802CharitableBeacon Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of America$2,861,172Mission SupportInspire Brands 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 "Youth development organizations" category for this page is determined by the "O00: Youth Development: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.