First published February 2020
California’s nonprofits bring more than $40 billion into California each year from out-of-state sources, and one in every 14 California jobs is at a nonprofit. In addition to documenting and expanding economic data, two emerging stories jump out from this report:
- California’s nonprofit sector continues to mirror substantial disparities — between northern and southern California, between rural and metropolitan regions, and between predominantly white communities and communities that are predominantly people of color. These disparities are growing wider.
- California’s state, county, and city governments rely heavily on nonprofits to serve communities. For example: An estimated one-third of Medicare and Medi-Cal services are provided by nonprofits. This deep partnership between California’s nonprofits and government is crucial to the state, and offers opportunities for strengthening on all sides.