Washington DC foundations

There are 4,606foundations and grantmaking organizations in the greater Washington DCmetro area, including the cities of Washington DC, Bethesda, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Alexandria, Arlington, and Reston within the states of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. Combined, these Washington DC metro foundationsemploy 3,415 people, earn more than $6 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $36 billion.

Types of foundations in Washington DC

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
3,416
$2,774,464,534
502
$2,364,480,038
105
$24,867,834
85
$278,974,427
84
$352,048,757
33
$32,695,436
19
$22,295,614
12
$91,724,136
11
$906,649
4
$59,441,318
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Job trends for Washington DC foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
379
1-10
211
11-25
38
26-100
26
101 to 1,000
5
1,000+
0
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Sizes of foundations in Washington DC

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
2,100
$250k to $1M
392
$1M to $5M
235
$5M to $25M
95
$25M to $100M
24
$100M+
11
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Directory of foundations in Washington DC


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Methodology: Cause IQ mines all tax-exempt organizations that file a Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-PF with the IRS. 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.