Grants for youth development programs

3,395 youth development programs received at least $318.9 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 4,440 grants made from 2,665 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,750. Of these 2,665 foundations, 81% made just a single grant to youth service orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more youth service orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$318,920,330
Total grant dollars given to youth development programs
4,440
Number of grants made annually to youth development programs
2,665
Number of grantmakers funding youth development programs
$1,750
Median grant size to youth development programs

Foundations that support youth development programs

Out of all grants made to youth development programs, 77% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 93% of the dollar-value of grants to youth service orgs. Foundations funding youth service orgs also made grants to boys and girls clubs, multiservice human service organizations, food banks, educational service providers, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
2,058
Medium
 
332
Large
 
272
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
 
74
Private
 
2,149
Corporate
 
138
Other
 
304

Grants made

Grants made to youth service orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
2,165
2-3
 
394
4-10
 
74
11+
 
32

Top 10 foundations supporting youth development programs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to youth service orgsNumber of grants made to youth service orgsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.2%110$1,000
NRA FoundationVANational0.1%77$1,120
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%59$800
Carmax FoundationVANational0.9%57$1,000
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%54$2,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%52$165
NFL FoundationNYNational0.4%51$5,000
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.1%34$1,000
Baird FoundationWINational0.8%34$250
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.3%34$250

Youth development programs grantees

Youth development programs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 59% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 17% of all youth service orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
4,422
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
18

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$2,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,536
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,750

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
491
New York
 
364
Illinois
 
246
Florida
 
238
Other
 
3,101

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
357
Chicago
 
221
Los Angeles
 
182
Washington DC
 
174
Other
 
3,207

Top 25 grants made to youth development programs

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)
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
City Year$4,390,059Sub-Grant of CNCS Federal Funding AwardMassachusetts Service Alliance
Youth Guidance$4,000,000To Support Implementation of Its Fy17-Fy20 Business PlanThe Edna Mcconnell Clark 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
Detroit PAL$2,770,309Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy
Emerald Youth Foundation$2,551,500Develop Christian LeadersThe Haslam 3 Foundation
University of Massachusetts$2,515,00011. Primary Purpose of the Academic Investment Funds Is To Support the University of Massachusetts Medical School Programs.-$2,515,000UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC)
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now$5,000Operating SupportBay Area Youth Sports Foundation
Junior Achievement of Arizona$5,000Charitable ContributionVantage West Credit Union
Coaching Corps$5,000Provide General Operating SupportAnnie E Casey Foundation (AECF)
Rocking the Boat$5,000Youth DevelopmentLeatherwood Foundation-Ima
Teen Kitchen Project$5,000Public BenefitSharanam Foundation
StreetSquash$5,000General PurposeThe Kotler Family Foundation Hoffman Mulligan LLP
Baton Rouge Youth Coalition$5,000GeneralThe Nanette Noland 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 programs" category for this page is determined by the "O50: Youth Development Programs, Other" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.