California foundations

There are 16,372 foundations and grantmaking organizations in California. Combined, these Californianfoundations employ 5,612 people, earn more than $32 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $207 billion.

Types of foundations in California

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
12,768
 
$20,327,235,536
 
1,991
 
$11,329,679,234
 
350
 
$21,368,384
 
290
 
$4,063,047,757
 
278
 
$1,128,952,698
 
77
 
$58,792,294
 
17
 
$44,055,893
 
15
 
$147,928
 
7
 
$33,768,526
 
2
 
$0
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Foundations by major California cities

Metro areaNonprofitsRevenues
 
6,606
 
$7,152,408,220
 
2,902
 
$14,986,907,175
 
1,469
 
$6,573,184,609
 
1,322
 
$1,493,865,707
 
852
 
$262,304,337
 
677
 
$134,007,429
 
351
 
$317,346,449
 
295
 
$243,174,203
 
224
 
$89,670,778
 
172
 
$41,139,505
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Job trends for California foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
1,084
1-10
 
192
11-25
 
43
26-100
 
39
101 to 1,000
 
8
1,000+
 
0
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Sizes of foundations in California

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
9,392
$250k to $1M
 
1,712
$1M to $5M
 
1,031
$5M to $25M
 
385
$25M to $100M
 
99
$100M+
 
38
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Directory of foundations in California


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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.