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 $          36,340,8286.86%
Arts & Culture $             1,652,9754.55%
Arts Education $             2,988,7268.22%
Arts Support & Services $             1,361,8393.75%
Historical Societies & Historical Preservation $             1,231,5813.39%
Humanities $                302,5050.83%
Media & Communications $             3,300,9029.08%
Museums $          13,004,60735.79%
Performing Arts $          12,346,16133.97%
Visual Arts $                151,5330.42%
Education $        122,200,56523.06%
Adult Education $                709,0210.58%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $             5,684,9854.65%
Colleges & Universities, Graduate & Professional Schools $          49,414,08440.44%
Early Childhood Education $             9,563,6867.83%
Education Support & Services $          19,599,72916.04%
Elementary & Secondary Schools $          28,598,50823.40%
Libraries $             1,876,3961.54%
Special Education $                402,3950.33%
Two-Year Colleges, Vocational & Technical Schools $             6,351,7625.20%
Environment/Animal-Related $          25,063,4974.73%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $             2,114,4038.44%
Animal Protection & Welfare $             1,831,7447.31%
Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, Horticulture $                736,3232.94%
Climate Change $             2,224,6768.88%
Environment & Animal Support $                328,6711.31%
Environmental Education $             2,222,3858.87%
Pollution Abatement & Control, Recycling $                851,2103.40%
Sustainable Urban or Rural Economic Development $             1,828,0437.29%
Wildlife & Natural Resource Protection & Conservation $          11,958,66347.71%
Zoos & Aquariums $                967,3783.86%
Health $          62,689,49311.83%
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care $             7,543,06412.03%
Cancer Treatment, Support & Research $          11,477,68718.31%
General Health Support & Financing $             1,547,1612.47%
Hospitals & Health Systems $          22,906,40536.54%
Medical Research $             1,933,2593.08%
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention $             1,890,0643.01%
Nursing $                741,8191.18%
Public Health $          10,790,51617.21%
Rehabilitative Care $             1,408,6672.25%
Reproductive Health Care $                494,7900.79%
Specific Diseases (Treatment & Prevention) $             1,956,0623.12%
Human Services $          80,902,27815.27%
Centers $             3,566,9924.41%
Children & Youth Services $             5,313,2916.57%
Crime, Justice & Legal Services $          14,226,10917.58%
Emergency Assistance $                381,0880.47%
Employment/Jobs $             4,807,6505.94%
Family Services $             2,596,9853.21%
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition $             6,666,9218.24%
Housing & Shelter $          14,172,48917.52%
Human Services Support $             1,472,0561.82%
Multipurpose $          12,130,08114.99%
Personal Social Services $                564,3420.70%
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief $                307,5720.38%
Recreation & Sports $             3,327,7034.11%
Residential Care & Adult Day Programs $             1,090,9821.35%
Youth Development $          10,278,01612.70%
International $        133,753,16425.24%
Foreign Affairs & National Security $                134,3960.10%
Human Rights $                178,6470.13%
International Development $             9,902,0517.40%
International Health $        122,413,91491.52%
International Relief  $                668,4070.50%
Promotion of International Understanding $                455,7500.34%
Public & Societal Benefit $          62,309,65711.76%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $                200,5000.32%
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy $             2,742,7794.40%
Community Improvement & Capacity Building $             4,743,5357.61%
Economic Development $             3,190,0665.12%
Financial Institutions $                797,6781.28%
Government & Public Administration $             2,595,3784.17%
Leadership Development  $             1,346,5282.16%
Military & Veterans Organizations $                737,3041.18%
Nonprofit Management $             2,100,3583.37%
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations $          28,903,31946.39%
Public & Societal Benefit $                581,1240.93%
Public Policy Research  $             1,063,3821.71%
Science & Technology $          11,614,71318.64%
Social Science $                514,3880.83%
Voter Education $             1,178,6041.89%
Religion $             6,360,1101.20%
Buddhism $                115,5581.82%
Christianity $             5,547,03987.22%
Hinduism $                   98,4401.55%
Interfaith Coalitions $                   85,3741.34%
Islam $                   56,8010.89%
Judaism $                405,9016.38%
Religion-related $                   50,9980.80%
Unknown $                211,2200.04%
Unknown $                211,220 
Total  $        529,830,812