California
Nonprofits and 501C Tax Exempt Organizations

  • Organization Count: 260,556
  • Assets Total: $689,246,286,870
  • Income Total: $356,681,856,229
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  • Highest Asset Amount $71,416,615,972
  • Average Asset Amount $9,978,959
  • Highest Income Amount $20,339,747,706
  • Average Income Amount $5,163,953

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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 127,548 $380,018,835,857 501c3
2 501(c)(3) Educational Organization 36,480 $80,103,885,288 501c3
3 501(c)(3) Religious Organization 33,207 $11,638,315,097 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 7,427 $2,820,178,288 501c7
6 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization 6,034 $4,533,854,060 501c4
7 501(c)(4) Civic League 5,608 $6,444,695,964 501c4
8 501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Society, Order or Association 4,995 $618,927,342 501c8
9 501(c)(6) Business League 4,991 $2,733,443,363 501c6
10 501(c)(5) Labor Organization 4,653 $3,573,814,075 501c5
11 501(c)(6) Board of Trade 3,208 $2,022,435,732 501c6
12 501(c)(19) Post or Organization of War Veterans 2,540 $109,760,489 501c19
13 501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations 1,218 $416,940,927 501c10
14 501(c)(5) Agricultural Organization 1,133 $1,017,157,564 501c5
15 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals 1,066 $609,991,926 501c3
16 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Non-Govt. Emps.) 973 $14,084,518,141 501c9
17 501(c)(6) Chamber of Commerce 816 $231,033,436 501c6
18 501(c)(2) Title-Holding Corporation 736 $880,370,530 501c2
19 501(c)(4) Local Association of Employees 574 $70,708,298 501c4
20 501(c)(25) Title Holding Co. for Pensions, etc. 442 $2,970,307,152 501c25
21 501(c)(12) Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Co. 366 $500,791,405 501c12
22 501(c)(3) Literary Organization 359 $244,998,174 501c3
23 501(c)(12) Benevolent Life Insurance Assoc. 325 $390,903,442 501c12
24 501(c)(3) Scientific Organization 318 $5,627,156,404 501c3
25 501(c)(15) Mutual Insurance Company or Assoc. Other Than Life or Marine 314 $30,132,895 501c15
26 501(c)(14) Credit Union 225 $163,482,440,268 501c14
27 501(c)(12) Organization Like Those on Three Preceding Lines 195 $218,256,584 501c12
28 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children 125 $135,071,379 501c3
29 501(c)(3) Organization for Public Safety Testing 124 $25,461,362 501c3
30 501(c)(92) 4947(a)(1) - Private Foundation (Form 990PF Filer) 113 $75,027,003 501c92
31 501(c)(5) Horticultural Organization 87 $59,072,400 501c5
32 501(c)(13) Burial Association 70 $357,242,762 501c13
33 501(c)(13) Cemetery Company 65 $1,211,874,240 501c13
34 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Govt. Emps.) 55 $835,455,050 501c9
35 501(c)(1) Government Instrumentality 40 $658,531,284 501c1
36 501(c)(6) Real Estate Board 36 $18,898,734 501c6
37 501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Trust or Plan 15 $1,467,180 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 576 $416,540,518
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