California
Nonprofits and 501C Tax Exempt Organizations

  • Organization Count: 252,994
  • Assets Total: $684,048,897,549
  • Income Total: $371,047,751,814
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  • Highest Asset Amount $71,416,615,972
  • Average Asset Amount $10,038,716
  • Highest Income Amount $33,572,755,723
  • Average Income Amount $5,451,356

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501(C) Classification Totals

  • • The following table is a list of 501(c) classifications and the number of organizations in California granted an exempt status under that classification.
    • The 501(c) section of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 defines the category under which an organization may be tax exempt.
# Classification Description Organization Count Organization Assets
1 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization 122,297 $375,174,997,090 501c3
2 501(c)(3) Educational Organization 35,423 $79,297,771,940 501c3
3 501(c)(3) Religious Organization 32,437 $11,580,484,178 501c3
4 501(c)(90) 4947(a)(2) - Charitable Trust (Form 990 Filer) 13,477 $0 501c90
5 501(c)(7) Pleasure, Recreational, or Social Club 7,328 $2,804,116,317 501c7
6 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization 5,938 $4,352,488,185 501c4
7 501(c)(4) Civic League 5,616 $6,387,855,126 501c4
8 501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Society, Order or Association 4,974 $513,396,499 501c8
9 501(c)(6) Business League 4,908 $2,692,147,890 501c6
10 501(c)(5) Labor Organization 4,615 $3,502,013,164 501c5
11 501(c)(6) Board of Trade 3,199 $2,030,357,076 501c6
12 501(c)(19) Post or Organization of War Veterans 2,544 $129,565,129 501c19
13 501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations 1,191 $562,668,889 501c10
14 501(c)(5) Agricultural Organization 1,125 $1,002,510,670 501c5
15 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals 1,017 $602,325,943 501c3
16 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Non-Govt. Emps.) 968 $13,944,657,352 501c9
17 501(c)(6) Chamber of Commerce 808 $222,522,157 501c6
18 501(c)(2) Title-Holding Corporation 728 $845,781,146 501c2
19 501(c)(4) Local Association of Employees 569 $71,639,789 501c4
20 501(c)(25) Title Holding Co. for Pensions, etc. 446 $3,472,423,176 501c25
21 501(c)(12) Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Co. 360 $487,787,509 501c12
22 501(c)(3) Literary Organization 342 $239,592,908 501c3
23 501(c)(12) Benevolent Life Insurance Assoc. 328 $397,385,311 501c12
24 501(c)(15) Mutual Insurance Company or Assoc. Other Than Life or Marine 320 $30,315,587 501c15
25 501(c)(3) Scientific Organization 300 $5,512,239,209 501c3
26 501(c)(14) Credit Union 224 $164,156,489,346 501c14
27 501(c)(12) Organization Like Those on Three Preceding Lines 192 $214,312,203 501c12
28 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children 123 $138,052,827 501c3
29 501(c)(3) Organization for Public Safety Testing 118 $25,219,386 501c3
30 501(c)(92) 4947(a)(1) - Private Foundation (Form 990PF Filer) 113 $73,127,764 501c92
31 501(c)(5) Horticultural Organization 89 $61,741,224 501c5
32 501(c)(13) Burial Association 70 $353,810,051 501c13
33 501(c)(13) Cemetery Company 63 $1,205,182,282 501c13
34 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Govt. Emps.) 54 $824,804,675 501c9
35 501(c)(1) Government Instrumentality 39 $658,524,115 501c1
36 501(c)(6) Real Estate Board 36 $19,421,659 501c6
37 501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Trust or Plan 15 $1,468,494 501c17
38 501(c)(12) Mutual Cooperative Telephone Co. 8 $292,507 501c12
39 501(c)(40) Apostolic and Religious Org. (501(d)) 6 $0 501c40
40 501(c)(50) Cooperative Hospital Service Organization (501(e)) 3 $0 501c50
41 501(c)(71) Charitable Risk Pool 1 $17,872,790 501c71
42 501(c)(27) State-Sponsored Workers' Compensation Reinsurance 1 $0 501c27
43 501(c)(11) Teachers Retirement Fund Assoc. 1 $1,579,826 501c11
44 501(c)(16) Corp. Financing Crop Operations 1 $38,047,134 501c16
45 501(c)(14) Other Mutual Corp. or Assoc. 1 $0 501c14
False - none - No Classification 578 $401,909,026
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