Chicago foundations

There are 5,979 foundations and grantmaking organizations in the greater Chicago metro area, including the cities of Chicago, Bolingbrook, Des Plaines, Elgin, Evanston, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Schaumburg, Skokie, and Gary within the states of Illinois and Indiana. Combined, these Chicago metro foundations employ 851 people, earn more than $6 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $44 billion.

Types of foundations in Chicago

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
4,991
 
$3,878,139,093
 
533
 
$1,569,648,076
 
99
 
$1,004,274,076
 
89
 
$2,825,171
 
21
 
$47,876,706
 
6
 
$49,330,399
 
3
 
$43,633
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Job trends for Chicago foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
499
1-10
 
50
11-25
 
13
26-100
 
6
101 to 1,000
 
2
1,000+
 
0
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Sizes of foundations in Chicago

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
3,585
$250k to $1M
 
728
$1M to $5M
 
403
$5M to $25M
 
126
$25M to $100M
 
27
$100M+
 
7
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Directory of foundations in Chicago


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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.