Grantmaking public charity foundations

There are 18,712 public foundations in the United States. Combined, these public foundations employ 21,602 people, earn more than $59 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $281 billion.
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Types of public foundations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
18,712
 
$59,171,476,332
 
4,390
 
$25,345,709,662
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Job trends for Public foundations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
6,369
1-10
 
1,341
11-25
 
251
26-100
 
138
101 to 1,000
 
20
1,000+
 
2
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Sizes of public foundations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
6,586
$250k to $1M
 
2,200
$1M to $5M
 
1,557
$5M to $25M
 
584
$25M to $100M
 
161
$100M+
 
80
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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 "T30: Public Foundations" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.