Foundations and grantmaking organizations

There are 146,733 foundations in the United States. Combined, these foundations employ 52,412 people, earn more than $189 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $1 trillion.
Subcategories within foundations and grantmaking organizations:

Types of foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
112,373
 
$122,939,734,601
 
18,812
 
$59,979,239,290
 
4,436
 
$25,933,966,320
 
3,098
 
$163,650,593
 
724
 
$429,809,914
 
179
 
$807,431,994
 
121
 
$2,489,981
 
94
 
$215,006,771
 
15
 
$11,254,215
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Job trends for Foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
10,066
1-10
 
2,462
11-25
 
494
26-100
 
342
101 to 1,000
 
86
1,000+
 
2
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of foundations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
81,739
$250k to $1M
 
17,310
$1M to $5M
 
9,263
$5M to $25M
 
2,922
$25M to $100M
 
647
$100M+
 
235
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.