Section 4:  PRI Recipients


Statistics about recipients of PRIs from Minnesota private foundations from 1998 to 2016


PRI Activity by Recipient Type

One of the most common questions people ask about PRIs is who receives them. The two charts below answer this question and show (1) the percentage distribution of PRIs among each type of recipient, and (2) the percentage distribution of PRI dollars among each type of recipient. All dollars are adjusted for inflation.

 

Percentage of PRI's
By Recipient Type

 

Percentage of PRI Dollars
by Recipient Type

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Nonprofits were the leading recipient of PRIs, with 52% of all PRIs and 77% of all PRI dollars.
  • Businesses were the second highest recipient of PRIs, with 28% of all PRIs and 9% of all PRI dollars.
  • If we had been able to disaggregate PRIs made as educational loans to individuals, as described on page 11, the first chart would have shown a huge share of PRIs going to individuals, but the second chart would have remain unchanged.
 
 
 


PRI Activity by Recipient Location

The two charts below show the distribution of PRIs and PRI dollars by the most current location of the PRI recipient. Forms 990-PF do not require that the address of the PRI recipient be included. As a result, we always used the most current address of the recipient that we could find using GuideStar profiles, state business records databases, and recipient websites. We also gave each private foundation in our dataset an opportunity to review and correct this information. All dollars are adjusted for inflation.

 

Percentage of PRI Dollars
by PRI Recipient Location

Percentage of PRI's
by PRI Recipient Location

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Overall, 40% of PRIs went to recipients located in Minnesota, 23% to Twin Cities based recipients and 17% to Greater Minnesota recipients.
  • Overall, 68% of PRI dollars went to recipients located in Minnesota, 52% to Twin Cities based recipients and 16% to Greater Minnesota recipients.
  • Nearly two out of five PRIs made by Minnesota private foundations were directed to international recipients, accounting for 8% of all PRI dollars.
  • Our team could not determine state location details for organizations and individuals that received 13% of the PRIs and 7% of PRI dollars.
 
 
 


Top 13 PRI Recipients in Minnesota

The two tables below list the 13 Minnesota-based organizations that received (1) the greatest number of PRIs from Minnesota private foundations over the research period, and (2) the most PRI dollars from Minnesota private foundations over the research period. The number 13 was chosen as the cut-off for this list simply because it was a natural breakpoint in the data for number of PRIs. All dollars are adjusted for inflation.

 

Top 13 Minnesota PRI Recipients by Number of PRI's

 

Top 13 Minnesota PRI Recipients by PRI Dollars