Foundations and grantmaking organizations

There are 181,452foundations in the United States. Combined, these foundationsemploy 51,438 people, earn more than $196 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $1 trillion.

Types of foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
142,983
$120,380,763,204
19,707
$68,358,315,660
3,680
$157,430,569
3,128
$17,696,416,305
3,065
$11,048,919,931
817
$372,551,562
236
$847,244,580
150
$4,561,610
106
$238,829,264
18
$12,077,828
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Job trends for Foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
10,407
1-10
2,419
11-25
525
26-100
334
101 to 1,000
82
1,000+
3

Sizes of foundations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
97,886
$250k to $1M
16,988
$1M to $5M
9,132
$5M to $25M
2,998
$25M to $100M
665
$100M+
219
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.