Private foundations

There are 127,663 private foundations in the United States. Combined, these private foundations employ 7,167 people, earn more than $111 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $846 billion.
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Types of private foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
127,663
 
$110,610,414,562
 
1,213
 
$4,616,906,636
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Sizes of private foundations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
80,381
$250k to $1M
 
13,827
$1M to $5M
 
7,214
$5M to $25M
 
2,134
$25M to $100M
 
442
$100M+
 
123
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Directory of private foundations


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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 "T20: Private Foundations" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.