Grants for AIDS/HIV Research & Patient Care  287 foundations awarded 1,180 grants worth almost $321 million.

Grants for Cancer Research & Patient Care  528 foundations awarded 1,762 grants worth close to $277 million

Grants for Children & Youth  1,245 foundations awarded 37,063 grants worth close to $4.5 billion.

Grants for Disaster Relief & Recovery: U.S. & International  408 foundations awarded 1,176 grants worth more than $175 million.

Grants for Employment  654 foundations awarded 4,037 grants worth more than $417 million.

Grants for Foreign & International Programs  779 foundations awarded 13,500 grants worth more than $5.2 billion.

Grants for Hospitals & Health Organizations  1,165 foundations awarded 20,862 grants worth over $5 billion.

Grants for Information Technology  512 foundations awarded 3,099 grants worth more than $592 million.

Grants for Medical Research  572 foundations awarded 3,237 grants worth more than $1.3 billion.

Grants for Minorities  1,003 foundations awarded 17,491 grants worth more than $2 billion.

Grants for Public Health  643 foundations awarded 5,602 grants worth close to $2.5 billion.

Grants for Services for the Homeless  738 foundations awarded 4,668 grants worth more than $274 million.

Grants for Women & Girls  1,016 foundations awarded 10,757 grants worth more than $1.7 billion.

Grants for Arts, Culture & The Humanities  1,195 foundations awarded 24,708 grants worth almost $3 billion.

Grants for Capacity Building, Mgnt & Tech. Assistance  894 foundations awarded 11,105 grants worth close to $2 billion.

Grants for Community & Economic Development  1,024 foundations awarded 17,570 grants worth more than $4.9 billion.

Grants for Elementary & Secondary Education  1,146 foundations awarded 18,410 grants worth close to $2.4 billion.

Grants for Environmental Protection & Animal Welfare  989 foundations awarded 13,460 grants worth more than $2.3 billion.

Grants for Higher Education  1,241 foundations awarded 21,204 grants worth more than $5.5 billion.

Grants for Housing  758 foundations awarded 6,864 grants worth almost $447 million.

Grants for Libraries & Information Services  701 foundations awarded 2,697 grants worth more than $565 million.

Grants for Mental Health, Addictions & Crisis Services 935 foundations awarded 6,867 grants worth close to $527 million.

Grants for People with Disabilities  997 foundations awarded 8,759 grants worth more than $585 million.

Grants for Religion, Religious Welfare & Religious Education  1,151 foundations awarded 18,995 grants worth more than $1.5 billion.

Grants for the Aging  717 foundations awarded 3,647 grants worth close to $344 million.

Based on 2011 data from foundationcenter.org.