Nonprofits in California

There are 42,722 organizations in California. Combined, these Californian nonprofits employ 2 million people, earn more than $379 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $788 billion.

Nonprofits by major California cities

Metro areaNonprofitsRevenues
 
14,022
 
$90,784,154,343
 
8,944
 
$165,787,189,295
 
3,290
 
$23,517,321,903
 
2,806
 
$23,445,404,328
 
2,710
 
$28,433,293,278
 
2,178
 
$11,333,953,881
 
837
 
$4,805,444,058
 
812
 
$4,156,581,276
 
780
 
$2,229,612,977
 
703
 
$5,355,510,579
Showing 10 of 25 metros

Job trends for California nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
14,395
1-10
 
8,156
11-25
 
3,876
26-100
 
3,859
101 to 1,000
 
2,253
1,000+
 
256
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of nonprofits in California

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
16,742
$250k to $1M
 
13,292
$1M to $5M
 
7,720
$5M to $25M
 
3,165
$25M to $100M
 
842
$100M+
 
379
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in California

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
8,177
 
$30,125,207,034
 
5,291
 
$44,060,681,977
 
3,428
 
$20,246,637,175
 
3,163
 
$5,707,428,278
 
3,021
 
$5,193,780,494
 
2,702
 
$3,974,073,965
 
2,157
 
$4,758,602,078
 
1,708
 
$1,809,931,631
 
1,547
 
$6,141,948,250
 
1,506
 
$206,648,650,234
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.