Private foundations

There are 145,370private foundations in the United States. Combined, these private foundationsemploy 218,935 people, earn more than $144 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $1 trillion.

Types of private foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
145,370
$143,863,220,931
3,327
$16,684,485,105
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Sizes of private foundations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
88,367
$250k to $1M
13,995
$1M to $5M
7,591
$5M to $25M
2,494
$25M to $100M
567
$100M+
192
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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, 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 "T20: Private Foundations" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.