Associations USA: California

golden gate bridge Associations Now January/February 2017 Issue

Associations are everywhere. Here's a snapshot from the Golden State.


Total number of registered nonprofits in 2014, the highest count among all states1


Individuals employed by business associations, professional organizations, labor unions, and political organizations in 20142


Number of students exposed to fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to gardens funded by the Irvine-based Western Growers Association3

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Who You'll Find There4

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (San Francisco)
  • American Christmas Tree Association (West Hollywood)
  • Gemological Institute of America (Carlsbad)
  • National Association of Wine Retailers (Sacramento)
  • American Film Institute (Los Angeles)
  • Specialty Coffee Association (Santa Ana)
  • NAMM–International Music Products Association (Carlsbad)


  1. National Center for Charitable Statistics
  2. U.S. Census Bureau
  3. Western Growers Association
  4. Gale Directory Library