Nonprofits in California

There are 186,607 organizations in California. Combined, these Californian nonprofits employ 2 million people, earn more than $410 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $842 billion.

Nonprofits by major California cities

Metro areaNonprofitsRevenues
 
62,668
 
$96,524,410,720
 
28,590
 
$187,711,001,689
 
15,130
 
$25,912,832,534
 
14,890
 
$12,011,190,353
 
12,609
 
$26,088,238,875
 
10,691
 
$23,816,293,034
 
3,804
 
$3,958,432,139
 
3,540
 
$5,798,252,711
 
3,127
 
$3,073,375,396
 
2,869
 
$5,182,051,583
Showing 10 of 25 metros

Job trends for California nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
19,601
1-10
 
9,199
11-25
 
3,931
26-100
 
3,984
101 to 1,000
 
2,284
1,000+
 
269
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of nonprofits in California

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
48,289
$250k to $1M
 
13,568
$1M to $5M
 
8,016
$5M to $25M
 
3,259
$25M to $100M
 
889
$100M+
 
406
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in California

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
34,640
 
$4,677,748,452
 
25,946
 
$44,236,778,124
 
15,970
 
$29,406,559,679
 
14,353
 
$6,145,757,801
 
14,182
 
$4,617,557,664
 
13,195
 
$20,447,315,120
 
11,092
 
$6,570,253,803
 
4,824
 
$6,431,121,316
 
4,794
 
$1,195,021,094
 
4,730
 
$23,191,935,167
Showing 10 of 25 categories

Directory of nonprofits in California


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Methodology: Cause IQ mines all tax-exempt organizations that file a Form 990 or 990PF with the IRS. We exclude Form 990EZ and Postcard filers, which are high in number but very small in size. We collect and aggregate this information from OCR'd paper taxreturns, XML e-file taxreturns, IRS-provided extract, the Business Master File, and Cause IQ secret sauce for data cleaning, categorization, classification, analytics, etc.