Foundations and grantmaking organizations

There are 92,754 foundations in the United States. Combined, these foundations employ 56,666 people, earn more than $175 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $1 trillion.
Subcategories within foundations and grantmaking organizations:

Types of foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
81,265
 
$111,981,406,849
 
8,146
 
$56,757,620,463
 
2,738
 
$23,223,443,907
 
265
 
$174,711,361
 
224
 
$323,660,091
 
52
 
$706,501,689
 
44
 
$146,491,737
 
16
 
$2,800,365
 
4
 
$4,509,936
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Job trends for Foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
9,275
1-10
 
2,555
11-25
 
547
26-100
 
371
101 to 1,000
 
87
1,000+
 
3
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of foundations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
62,334
$250k to $1M
 
17,469
$1M to $5M
 
9,171
$5M to $25M
 
2,853
$25M to $100M
 
620
$100M+
 
229
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Directory of foundations


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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.
This category corresponds to the "T00: Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.