Foundations and grantmaking organizations

There are 179,238foundations in the United States. Combined, these foundationsemploy 52,296 people, earn more than $203 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $1 trillion.

Types of foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
141,597
$118,835,567,693
19,266
$73,083,341,556
3,591
$155,194,067
3,110
$11,636,643,913
3,012
$18,397,927,142
804
$4,471,410,883
228
$853,697,522
144
$3,569,909
103
$240,857,924
19
$13,046,378
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Job trends for Foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
10,400
1-10
2,422
11-25
525
26-100
338
101 to 1,000
83
1,000+
3

Sizes of foundations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
98,015
$250k to $1M
16,699
$1M to $5M
9,197
$5M to $25M
2,998
$25M to $100M
673
$100M+
235
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

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Methodology: Cause IQ mines all tax-exempt organizations that file a Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-PF with the IRS. 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.