Nonprofits in California

There are 46,048 organizations in California. Combined, these Californian nonprofits employ 2 million people, earn more than $380 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $808 billion.

Nonprofits by major California cities

Metro areaNonprofitsRevenues
 
15,131
 
$89,884,856,786
 
9,415
 
$173,890,683,397
 
3,577
 
$23,970,119,282
 
2,976
 
$21,430,948,480
 
2,947
 
$23,366,904,666
 
2,423
 
$11,635,095,203
 
908
 
$4,925,523,664
 
879
 
$3,795,632,845
 
842
 
$1,973,857,683
 
768
 
$5,654,445,195
Showing 10 of 25 metros

Job trends for California nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
15,831
1-10
 
8,625
11-25
 
3,927
26-100
 
3,904
101 to 1,000
 
2,263
1,000+
 
260
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of nonprofits in California

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
19,525
$250k to $1M
 
13,746
$1M to $5M
 
7,741
$5M to $25M
 
3,228
$25M to $100M
 
849
$100M+
 
381
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in California

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
8,742
 
$27,805,105,299
 
5,390
 
$42,644,410,220
 
3,590
 
$6,292,283,844
 
3,495
 
$5,533,717,799
 
3,197
 
$19,530,160,218
 
3,015
 
$4,314,454,695
 
2,209
 
$5,005,222,649
 
2,105
 
$4,037,798,320
 
1,679
 
$6,023,148,060
 
1,529
 
$204,896,977,308
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.