Sector Impact

Giving Breakdown

Fundraising Tactics

Donor Characteristics

Platform & Device

Foundations

Numbers at a Glance

86,203

Total number of grant-making foundations[14]

Numbers at a Glance

$62,793,608,844

Total giving in grants paid to organizations, individuals, and employee matching gifts[14]

Numbers at a Glance

-0.3%

Percent increase in overall giving to foundations in 2019[3]

Numbers at a Glance

79,489

Number of Independent Foundations[14]

Numbers at a Glance

3,451

Number of Operating Foundations[14]

Numbers at a Glance

2,468

Number of Corporate Foundations[14]

Numbers at a Glance

795

Number of Community Foundations[14]

Numbers at a Glance

18%

Percentage of US charitable giving that comes from foundations[2]

There are over 86,000 grant-making foundations in the United States. The total amount they pay out annually to organizations, individuals, and employee matching gifts exceeds $62,000,000,000, making up 18% of all charitable giving. Click here for a full description of the section.