Chicago foundations

There are 7,269foundations and grantmaking organizations in the greater Chicagometro 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 foundationsemploy 1,084 people, earn more than $6 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $46 billion.

Types of foundations in Chicago

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
6,076
$4,357,435,920
607
$1,133,421,453
125
$186,532,405
113
$2,922,811
68
$731,998,681
20
$3,204,206
9
$94,814,390
2
$0
2
$26,950
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Job trends for Chicago foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
520
1-10
49
11-25
13
26-100
7
101 to 1,000
3
1,000+
0
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Sizes of foundations in Chicago

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
4,258
$250k to $1M
748
$1M to $5M
396
$5M to $25M
130
$25M to $100M
22
$100M+
5
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Directory of foundations in Chicago


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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.