California foundations

There are 16,176 foundations and grantmaking organizations in California. Combined, these Californianfoundations employ 5,590 people, earn more than $31 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $174 billion.

Types of foundations in California

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
12,516
 
$19,458,711,819
 
2,022
 
$10,997,520,927
 
355
 
$21,315,225
 
308
 
$3,651,936,496
 
164
 
$830,299,608
 
74
 
$58,896,357
 
17
 
$43,935,421
 
15
 
$147,928
 
7
 
$33,768,526
 
2
 
$0
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Foundations by major California cities

Metro areaNonprofitsRevenues
 
6,552
 
$6,467,745,431
 
2,867
 
$14,260,653,243
 
1,463
 
$7,540,200,527
 
1,312
 
$844,623,695
 
839
 
$223,964,063
 
658
 
$135,534,719
 
340
 
$310,893,337
 
279
 
$242,541,712
 
222
 
$104,406,080
 
172
 
$39,636,554
Showing 10 of 25 metros

Job trends for California foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
1,083
1-10
 
185
11-25
 
44
26-100
 
38
101 to 1,000
 
8
1,000+
 
0
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of foundations in California

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
8,838
$250k to $1M
 
1,663
$1M to $5M
 
1,045
$5M to $25M
 
322
$25M to $100M
 
101
$100M+
 
33
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

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.