California
Nonprofits and 501C Tax Exempt Organizations

  • Organization Count: 265,678
  • Assets Total: $721,990,471,790
  • Income Total: $375,151,735,064
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  • Highest Asset Amount $71,416,615,972
  • Average Asset Amount $10,229,482
  • Highest Income Amount $20,339,747,706
  • Average Income Amount $5,311,658

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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 131,146 $398,879,723,841 501c3
2 501(c)(3) Educational Organization 37,189 $80,831,412,510 501c3
3 501(c)(3) Religious Organization 33,676 $14,089,101,369 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 7,490 $2,882,737,680 501c7
6 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization 6,076 $4,854,972,199 501c4
7 501(c)(4) Civic League 5,607 $6,520,897,787 501c4
8 501(c)(6) Business League 5,078 $2,822,136,217 501c6
9 501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Society, Order or Association 5,022 $898,351,414 501c8
10 501(c)(5) Labor Organization 4,676 $4,026,817,051 501c5
11 501(c)(6) Board of Trade 3,213 $2,095,292,023 501c6
12 501(c)(19) Post or Organization of War Veterans 2,550 $109,639,063 501c19
13 501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations 1,232 $425,037,890 501c10
14 501(c)(5) Agricultural Organization 1,134 $1,046,855,744 501c5
15 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals 1,098 $626,393,678 501c3
16 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Non-Govt. Emps.) 974 $15,116,323,815 501c9
17 501(c)(6) Chamber of Commerce 822 $236,537,425 501c6
18 501(c)(2) Title-Holding Corporation 742 $897,275,675 501c2
19 501(c)(4) Local Association of Employees 579 $71,027,746 501c4
20 501(c)(25) Title Holding Co. for Pensions, etc. 468 $3,493,618,876 501c25
21 501(c)(12) Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Co. 371 $508,495,471 501c12
22 501(c)(3) Literary Organization 366 $254,203,008 501c3
23 501(c)(3) Scientific Organization 334 $5,839,817,045 501c3
24 501(c)(12) Benevolent Life Insurance Assoc. 325 $400,855,085 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 224 $171,055,046,191 501c14
27 501(c)(12) Organization Like Those on Three Preceding Lines 197 $223,950,173 501c12
28 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children 126 $142,305,930 501c3
29 501(c)(3) Organization for Public Safety Testing 124 $27,607,821 501c3
30 501(c)(92) 4947(a)(1) - Private Foundation (Form 990PF Filer) 115 $78,959,155 501c92
31 501(c)(5) Horticultural Organization 88 $65,733,625 501c5
32 501(c)(13) Burial Association 71 $377,850,886 501c13
33 501(c)(13) Cemetery Company 65 $1,275,073,084 501c13
34 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Govt. Emps.) 55 $573,107,270 501c9
35 501(c)(1) Government Instrumentality 40 $691,430,420 501c1
36 501(c)(6) Real Estate Board 36 $19,116,907 501c6
37 501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Trust or Plan 17 $891,239 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 $1,678,090 501c11
45 501(c)(16) Corp. Financing Crop Operations 1 $35,732,611 501c16
46 501(c)(14) Other Mutual Corp. or Assoc. 1 $0 501c14
False - none - No Classification 578 $423,474,602
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