Foundations and grantmaking organizations

There are 165,350 foundations in the United States. Combined, these foundations employ 53,828 people, earn more than $184 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $1 trillion.
Subcategories within foundations and grantmaking organizations:

Types of foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
127,531
 
$109,178,097,863
 
20,030
 
$68,755,648,368
 
4,621
 
$26,811,451,777
 
3,494
 
$150,539,113
 
1,014
 
$4,434,732,123
 
783
 
$401,628,709
 
199
 
$769,223,212
 
137
 
$2,698,195
 
106
 
$343,672,860
 
17
 
$11,548,283
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Job trends for Foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
10,627
1-10
 
2,515
11-25
 
527
26-100
 
343
101 to 1,000
 
92
1,000+
 
2
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of foundations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
91,368
$250k to $1M
 
16,718
$1M to $5M
 
9,272
$5M to $25M
 
2,871
$25M to $100M
 
646
$100M+
 
205
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.