Nonprofits in California

There are 175,617 organizations in California. Combined, these Californian nonprofits employ 2 million people, earn more than $386 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $817 billion.

Nonprofits by major California cities

Metro areaNonprofitsRevenues
 
58,658
 
$92,683,578,018
 
26,999
 
$175,064,170,849
 
14,240
 
$25,102,198,661
 
13,899
 
$11,829,338,647
 
11,889
 
$23,644,944,466
 
9,983
 
$21,285,533,590
 
3,571
 
$3,910,287,169
 
3,300
 
$5,677,140,570
 
2,995
 
$1,967,393,688
 
2,754
 
$4,948,866,571
Showing 10 of 25 metros

Job trends for California nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
18,297
1-10
 
8,836
11-25
 
3,886
26-100
 
3,897
101 to 1,000
 
2,252
1,000+
 
263
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of nonprofits in California

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
43,918
$250k to $1M
 
13,207
$1M to $5M
 
7,760
$5M to $25M
 
3,269
$25M to $100M
 
859
$100M+
 
385
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in California

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
32,476
 
$4,219,485,949
 
24,879
 
$43,797,134,252
 
14,187
 
$28,242,874,758
 
13,616
 
$5,464,257,898
 
13,477
 
$4,442,182,995
 
12,192
 
$19,403,653,245
 
10,696
 
$9,665,482,708
 
4,699
 
$6,143,754,865
 
4,638
 
$22,191,733,297
 
4,502
 
$1,087,200,449
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.