Private foundations often make grants within all or part of a single state. One way to explore differences in levels of within-state competition for private foundation grants is to compare ratios of persons to grant-making foundations across the states. Such explorations suggest that in some states nonprofits may face far greater competition for private grants than in others.
Persons per Foundation by State:
Statistics, derived from the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) and the US Bureau of the Census, indicate that some states have far fewer persons per grant-making 501(c)(3) private foundation than others. At the extremes, Kentucky has nearly eight times (8x) as many persons per grant-making 501(c)(3) private foundation as Delaware.
In terms of numbers of persons per grant-making 501(c)(3) private foundation, as of 2009:
- 19 states had fewer than the national average of 2,545.30 persons per foundation
- 2 states had averages of fewer…
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