Trends 2014: Washington

Giving up by more than $54 million   

Most of the increase can be explained by significant changes in funding from eight of the top 10 funders; notably, the Norcliffe Foundation increased giving to the state by 105% ($17 million) and The Boeing Company increased contributions to the state by 92% ($13 million). International organizations received the greatest proportion of funds (25%), totaling more than $133 million. Nearly 92% of all international grants were allocated to health-related issues, including communicable disease prevention and vaccine development. Giving to education increased by 52% ($40 million) in 2012. This increase was predominantly driven by significant shifts in giving to: two-year colleges and technical schools, up 87% ($4.4 million); four-year colleges and universities, up 74% ($20.4 million); and early childhood and K-12 education, up 67% ($14.4 million).

Total giving by 177 organizations: $529,830,812
Median grant: $5,000
Number of grants: 11,689
Change in giving from 2010: +12%
 

Top 10 Grantmakers to Washington, 2012

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (WA)
  2. Microsoft Corporation (WA)
  3. The Seattle Foundation (WA)
  4. Norcliffe Foundation (WA)
  5. The Boeing Company28  (WA)
  6. M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust (WA)
  7. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (WA)
  8. Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation (WA)
  9. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (NY)
  10. Washington Research Foundation (WA)

Giving to Washington by Subject Area & Subcategory

Subject & Subcategory  Total Grants  % of Subject Area & Total
Arts  $          36,340,828 6.86%
Arts & Culture  $             1,652,975 4.55%
Arts Education  $             2,988,726 8.22%
Arts Support & Services  $             1,361,839 3.75%
Historical Societies & Historical Preservation  $             1,231,581 3.39%
Humanities  $                302,505 0.83%
Media & Communications  $             3,300,902 9.08%
Museums  $          13,004,607 35.79%
Performing Arts  $          12,346,161 33.97%
Visual Arts  $                151,533 0.42%
Education  $        122,200,565 23.06%
Adult Education  $                709,021 0.58%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $             5,684,985 4.65%
Colleges & Universities, Graduate & Professional Schools  $          49,414,084 40.44%
Early Childhood Education  $             9,563,686 7.83%
Education Support & Services  $          19,599,729 16.04%
Elementary & Secondary Schools  $          28,598,508 23.40%
Libraries  $             1,876,396 1.54%
Special Education  $                402,395 0.33%
Two-Year Colleges, Vocational & Technical Schools  $             6,351,762 5.20%
Environment/Animal-Related  $          25,063,497 4.73%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $             2,114,403 8.44%
Animal Protection & Welfare  $             1,831,744 7.31%
Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, Horticulture  $                736,323 2.94%
Climate Change  $             2,224,676 8.88%
Environment & Animal Support  $                328,671 1.31%
Environmental Education  $             2,222,385 8.87%
Pollution Abatement & Control, Recycling  $                851,210 3.40%
Sustainable Urban or Rural Economic Development  $             1,828,043 7.29%
Wildlife & Natural Resource Protection & Conservation  $          11,958,663 47.71%
Zoos & Aquariums  $                967,378 3.86%
Health  $          62,689,493 11.83%
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care  $             7,543,064 12.03%
Cancer Treatment, Support & Research  $          11,477,687 18.31%
General Health Support & Financing  $             1,547,161 2.47%
Hospitals & Health Systems  $          22,906,405 36.54%
Medical Research  $             1,933,259 3.08%
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention  $             1,890,064 3.01%
Nursing  $                741,819 1.18%
Public Health  $          10,790,516 17.21%
Rehabilitative Care  $             1,408,667 2.25%
Reproductive Health Care  $                494,790 0.79%
Specific Diseases (Treatment & Prevention)  $             1,956,062 3.12%
Human Services  $          80,902,278 15.27%
Centers  $             3,566,992 4.41%
Children & Youth Services  $             5,313,291 6.57%
Crime, Justice & Legal Services  $          14,226,109 17.58%
Emergency Assistance  $                381,088 0.47%
Employment/Jobs  $             4,807,650 5.94%
Family Services  $             2,596,985 3.21%
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition  $             6,666,921 8.24%
Housing & Shelter  $          14,172,489 17.52%
Human Services Support  $             1,472,056 1.82%
Multipurpose  $          12,130,081 14.99%
Personal Social Services  $                564,342 0.70%
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief  $                307,572 0.38%
Recreation & Sports  $             3,327,703 4.11%
Residential Care & Adult Day Programs  $             1,090,982 1.35%
Youth Development  $          10,278,016 12.70%
International  $        133,753,164 25.24%
Foreign Affairs & National Security  $                134,396 0.10%
Human Rights  $                178,647 0.13%
International Development  $             9,902,051 7.40%
International Health  $        122,413,914 91.52%
International Relief   $                668,407 0.50%
Promotion of International Understanding  $                455,750 0.34%
Public & Societal Benefit  $          62,309,657 11.76%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $                200,500 0.32%
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy  $             2,742,779 4.40%
Community Improvement & Capacity Building  $             4,743,535 7.61%
Economic Development  $             3,190,066 5.12%
Financial Institutions  $                797,678 1.28%
Government & Public Administration  $             2,595,378 4.17%
Leadership Development   $             1,346,528 2.16%
Military & Veterans Organizations  $                737,304 1.18%
Nonprofit Management  $             2,100,358 3.37%
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations  $          28,903,319 46.39%
Public & Societal Benefit  $                581,124 0.93%
Public Policy Research   $             1,063,382 1.71%
Science & Technology  $          11,614,713 18.64%
Social Science  $                514,388 0.83%
Voter Education  $             1,178,604 1.89%
Religion  $             6,360,110 1.20%
Buddhism  $                115,558 1.82%
Christianity  $             5,547,039 87.22%
Hinduism  $                   98,440 1.55%
Interfaith Coalitions  $                   85,374 1.34%
Islam  $                   56,801 0.89%
Judaism  $                405,901 6.38%
Religion-related  $                   50,998 0.80%
Unknown  $                211,220 0.04%
Unknown  $                211,220  
Total   $        529,830,812