Foundations and grantmaking organizations

There are 88,036 foundations in the United States. Combined, these foundations employ 75,391 people, earn more than $183 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $1 trillion.
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.
Subcategories within foundations and grantmaking organizations:

Types of foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
77,820
 
$127,441,161,468
 
4,868
 
$43,747,904,545
 
1,798
 
$17,975,898,035
 
590
 
$1,720,127,422
 
389
 
$362,526,987
 
36
 
$794,356,269
 
26
 
$10,594,098
 
23
 
$66,163,612
 
4
 
$3,761,348
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Directory of foundations


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