California foundations

There are 16,030 foundations and grantmaking organizations in California. Combined, these Californianfoundations employ 5,569 people, earn more than $30 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $159 billion.

Types of foundations in California

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
12,272
 
$18,156,067,568
 
2,102
 
$11,514,000,617
 
479
 
$5,214,858,058
 
361
 
$23,866,157
 
103
 
$176,206,147
 
66
 
$15,417,514
 
17
 
$36,636,497
 
13
 
$72,413
 
8
 
$44,795,657
 
2
 
$0
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Foundations by major California cities

Metro areaNonprofitsRevenues
 
6,495
 
$5,821,103,439
 
2,835
 
$12,682,911,133
 
1,443
 
$8,683,910,738
 
1,296
 
$842,244,876
 
835
 
$240,005,558
 
649
 
$127,162,749
 
343
 
$336,712,432
 
281
 
$243,838,593
 
217
 
$108,472,599
 
177
 
$55,445,044
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Job trends for California foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
1,087
1-10
 
213
11-25
 
44
26-100
 
37
101 to 1,000
 
9
1,000+
 
0
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Sizes of foundations in California

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
8,649
$250k to $1M
 
1,710
$1M to $5M
 
1,048
$5M to $25M
 
322
$25M to $100M
 
103
$100M+
 
27
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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.