The Internal Revenue Service keeps tabs on nonprofit agencies and other tax-exempt organizations nationwide, and there are a ton of them.
Modesto has 979 organizations on the IRS’s tax-exempt cumulative list, which includes many charities, foundations, trusts, religious groups, hospitals, credit unions, cemeteries, athletic and educational groups.
More than 400 such Modesto organizations have submitted financial reports to the federal government for their most recent fiscal year, according to the IRS.
Those Modesto groups reported more than $1.6 billion in assets and $1.25 billion in annual income.
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Among the largest of the tax-exempt organizations are health-related groups, like the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, and credit unions, like Valley First Credit Union. The Central Valley Center for the Arts, which runs the Gallo Center for the Arts, near the top of the list.
When it comes to Modesto foundations, those funded by members of the Gallo Family dominate the list and have about $85 million in assets. There are large trusts and foundations named for other prominent community members, including Mary Stuart Rogers, the Bright Family and John and Wendy Evans.
Nonprofits high on the list are Community Hospice, the Stanislaus Community Foundation and the Stanislaus Assistance Project, all of which reported assets above $10 million.
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Click on the word "Search" and then click on the term "Name of Non-Profit" to call up the list alphabetically. You can also view in ascending or descending order the financial categories.