Grantmaking public charity foundations

There are 19,272public foundations in the United States. Combined, these public foundationsemploy 23,159 people, earn more than $73 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $295 billion.

Types of public foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
19,272
$73,116,943,730
3,011
$18,413,232,924
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Job trends for Public foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
6,518
1-10
1,300
11-25
269
26-100
134
101 to 1,000
20
1,000+
3
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Sizes of public foundations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
7,049
$250k to $1M
2,060
$1M to $5M
1,334
$5M to $25M
539
$25M to $100M
150
$100M+
76
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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 "T30: Public Foundations" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.