California
Nonprofits and 501C Tax Exempt Organizations

  • Organization Count: 271,108
  • Assets Total: $750,596,765,702
  • Income Total: $396,969,095,590
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  • Highest Asset Amount $71,416,615,972
  • Average Asset Amount $10,476,539
  • Highest Income Amount $24,652,679,687
  • Average Income Amount $5,533,109

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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 135,073 $419,279,451,900 501c3
2 501(c)(3) Educational Organization 37,975 $86,769,860,966 501c3
3 501(c)(3) Religious Organization 34,145 $14,402,704,429 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 7,513 $2,911,815,722 501c7
6 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization 6,109 $4,851,494,495 501c4
7 501(c)(4) Civic League 5,611 $6,404,093,962 501c4
8 501(c)(6) Business League 5,135 $2,949,457,049 501c6
9 501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Society, Order or Association 5,026 $900,201,382 501c8
10 501(c)(5) Labor Organization 4,700 $4,002,776,950 501c5
11 501(c)(6) Board of Trade 3,210 $2,210,057,862 501c6
12 501(c)(19) Post or Organization of War Veterans 2,562 $112,140,318 501c19
13 501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations 1,255 $442,331,219 501c10
14 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals 1,132 $640,831,714 501c3
15 501(c)(5) Agricultural Organization 1,129 $1,132,750,915 501c5
16 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Non-Govt. Emps.) 962 $15,443,263,955 501c9
17 501(c)(6) Chamber of Commerce 833 $245,376,229 501c6
18 501(c)(2) Title-Holding Corporation 751 $902,793,908 501c2
19 501(c)(4) Local Association of Employees 585 $72,080,830 501c4
20 501(c)(25) Title Holding Co. for Pensions, etc. 470 $3,638,134,877 501c25
21 501(c)(12) Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Co. 373 $522,193,672 501c12
22 501(c)(3) Literary Organization 370 $231,831,093 501c3
23 501(c)(3) Scientific Organization 339 $5,778,614,687 501c3
24 501(c)(12) Benevolent Life Insurance Assoc. 325 $404,298,588 501c12
25 501(c)(15) Mutual Insurance Company or Assoc. Other Than Life or Marine 274 $29,763,016 501c15
26 501(c)(14) Credit Union 225 $172,389,310,860 501c14
27 501(c)(12) Organization Like Those on Three Preceding Lines 205 $220,642,328 501c12
28 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children 131 $141,447,685 501c3
29 501(c)(3) Organization for Public Safety Testing 123 $33,998,563 501c3
30 501(c)(92) 4947(a)(1) - Private Foundation (Form 990PF Filer) 116 $137,232,565 501c92
31 501(c)(5) Horticultural Organization 87 $64,145,857 501c5
32 501(c)(13) Burial Association 72 $389,888,815 501c13
33 501(c)(13) Cemetery Company 66 $1,298,018,872 501c13
34 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Govt. Emps.) 56 $1,065,430,144 501c9
35 501(c)(1) Government Instrumentality 40 $68,950 501c1
36 501(c)(6) Real Estate Board 37 $20,397,815 501c6
37 501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Trust or Plan 17 $846,507 501c17
38 501(c)(12) Mutual Cooperative Telephone Co. 8 $2,272 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 $18,076,850 501c71
42 501(c)(27) State-Sponsored Workers' Compensation Reinsurance 1 $0 501c27
43 501(c)(29) ACA 1322 Qualified Nonprofit Health Insurance Issuers 1 $23,149,036 501c29
44 501(c)(11) Teachers Retirement Fund Assoc. 1 $1,720,994 501c11
45 501(c)(16) Corp. Financing Crop Operations 1 $39,534,243 501c16
46 501(c)(14) Other Mutual Corp. or Assoc. 1 $0 501c14
False - none - No Classification 576 $474,533,608
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