Grants for youth development organizations

7,017 youth development organizations received at least $526.7 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 10,225 grants made from 5,129 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 5,129 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.
$526,718,653
Total grant dollars given to youth development organizations
10,225
Number of grants made annually to youth development organizations
5,129
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 72% 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, educational service providers, multiservice human service organizations, and youth service organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
4,124
Medium
 
601
Large
 
400
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
 
4,196
Corporate
 
219
Other
 
607

Grants made

Grants made to youth support orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
3,815
2-3
 
1,027
4-10
 
222
11+
 
65

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
Rutgers University FoundationNJMetro100.0%1$141,721,294
Big Twelve ConferenceTXNational9.6%2$36,973,835
Big Ten Conference (B1G)ILRegional3.1%3$11,394,108
WVU MedicineWVMetro72.3%1$22,707,599
James E West FoundationNEMetro91.6%1$21,331,274
Project Management Institute (PMI)PAMetro100.0%3$6,165,500
Young LifeCONational97.0%2$8,554,469
University of Massachusetts FoundationMAMetro100.0%1$16,623,686
West Virginia University FoundationWVMetro100.0%1$14,797,177
Aggbgc Great FuturesALMetro94.7%2$6,091,200

Youth development organizations grantees

Youth development organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 68% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 24% of all youth support orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
10,178
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
47

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,587
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
1,098
New York
 
689
Florida
 
587
Texas
 
579
Other
 
7,272

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
639
Los Angeles
 
398
Chicago
 
377
Boston
 
351
Other
 
7,747

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
Nicholas County Ceos$22,707,599SupportWVU Medicine
Mid-America Council$21,331,274NyseJames E West Foundation
Rutgers the State University of NJ$18,000,000CashBig Ten Conference (B1G)
University of Massachusetts$16,623,686See Part IvUniversity of Massachusetts Foundation
Nicholas County Ceos$14,797,177To Support Students of West Virginia UniversityWest Virginia University Foundation
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
Future Farmers of America / National Ffa Organization$8,565,083General SupportNational FFA Foundation
Young Life Foundation$8,554,519Payment AccountsYoung Life
Young Life Foundation$8,554,419Invest With Support OrganizationYoung Life
Duluth Heritage Sports Center$8,236,668Outstanding at Year EndDuluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation
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)
A G Gaston Boys and Girls Club$6,091,200FMVAggbgc Great Futures
A G Gaston Boys and Girls Club$6,091,200FMVAggbgc Great Futures
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)
City Year$5,636,100Community & Human ServicesGoldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund (GSPF)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 8701 Leeds Road$5,153,829GrowthNational Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN Inc
Boys and Girls Clubs of America$4,500,000Program SupportComic Relief US (AGB)
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.