Grants for youth service organizations

3,710 youth service organizations received at least $365.7 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 5,268 grants made from 3,166 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 3,166 foundations, 77% made just a single grant to youth service orgs, and 4% 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.
$365,687,140
Total grant dollars given to youth service organizations
5,268
Number of grants made annually to youth service organizations
3,166
Number of grantmakers funding youth service organizations
$1,500
Median grant size to youth service organizations

Foundations that support youth service organizations

Out of all grants made to youth service organizations, 80% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 73% of the dollar-value of grants to youth service orgs. Foundations funding youth service orgs also made grants to food banks, boys and girls clubs, youth development programs, homeless shelters, and multiservice human service organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
2,555
Medium
 
345
Large
 
265
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
 
82
Private
 
2,612
Corporate
 
149
Other
 
323

Grants made

Grants made to youth service orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
2,467
2-3
 
566
4-10
 
105
11+
 
28

Top 10 foundations supporting youth service organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to youth service orgsNumber of grants made to youth service orgsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.2%82$265
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%73$500
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.3%65$1,500
Westrock FoundationGANational0.1%65$33
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.2%64$1,000
Baird FoundationWINational0.7%61$200
Ticket to Dream FoundationCANational15.9%56$1,644
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%51$1,725
Carmax FoundationVANational0.6%51$500
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.3%38$947

Youth service organizations grantees

Youth service organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 94% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 42% of all youth service orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
5,218
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
50

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
659
Florida
 
453
New York
 
382
Texas
 
345
Other
 
3,429

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
349
Los Angeles
 
334
Chicago
 
227
Seattle
 
192
Other
 
3,845

Top 25 grants made to youth service organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Community Coordinated Care for Children$77,531,584SR & VPKEarly Learning Coalition of Orange
Harlem Children's Zone$20,000,00010 Year Strategic Plan SupportThe Edna Mcconnell Clark Foundation
Bethany Christian Services$16,196,878Refugee ResettlementLutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Youth Villages$14,000,000To Support Scaling PlanBlue Meridian Partners
Buckner International$13,268,992CashBuckner Foundation
Buckner International$13,268,992General SupportBuckner Foundation
Buckner International$12,428,000CashBuckner Foundation
Buckner International$12,428,000General SupportBuckner Foundation
The Children's Home Society of Florida$9,359,853Dependency Case ManagementChildNet
Campus Child Care$9,300,000Comm. Gift & Char. Contrib.Harvard University
Wake County SmartStart (WCSS)$7,240,674NC Young ChildrenNorth Carolina Partnership for Children
Porter-Leath$6,591,953General Operational SupportCommunity Foundation of Greater Memphis
Mecklenburg Partnership for Children$6,491,457NC Young ChildrenNorth Carolina Partnership for Children
Lutheran Services Florida$6,248,368Child Welfare ServicesCamelot Community Care
D.A. Blodgett - St John's$6,009,615Payment for Program Service ExpensesWest Michigan Partnership for Children
Wellspring Lutheran Services / Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan Inc$5,327,904Payment for Program Service ExpensesWest Michigan Partnership for Children
Rolling Plains Management Corporation$5,283,707To Provide Child Care Assistance To Low-Income Families in the Organization's Service Area.Workforce Solutions North Texas
Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC)$5,280,688Program SupportValley of the Sun United Way
Harlem Children's Zone$5,000,000Annual Awards Dinner and Scholarship FundThe Edna Mcconnell Clark Foundation
East Harlem Tutorial Program$5,000,000Pledged Gift To Support the Charter School FacilityMJS Foundation
Camelot Community Care$4,681,163Dependency Case ManagementPartnership for Strong Families
Harlem Children's Zone$4,500,000Healthy HarlemThe JPB Foundation
Progressive Life Center (PLC)$4,458,126Program SupportDC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation
Eckerd Connects$4,124,553Job-TrainingPhiladelphia Works
The Children's Assessment Center (CAC)$4,075,654Abused Children ServicesChildren's Advocacy Centers of Texas
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 service organizations" category for this page is determined by the "P30: Childrens and Youth Services" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.