Arts, culture, and humanities organizations

There are 27,957 arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits in the United States. Combined, these arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits employ 570,906 people, earn more than $43 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $154 billion.
Subcategories within arts, culture, and humanities organizations:

Types of arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
8,050
 
$13,501,833,942
 
4,567
 
$3,744,699,140
 
4,480
 
$2,227,841,814
 
3,415
 
$12,534,222,425
 
2,681
 
$7,562,546,061
 
2,410
 
$3,446,565,125
 
1,938
 
$1,120,924,307
 
1,814
 
$1,846,333,996
 
1,715
 
$3,002,973,425
 
1,443
 
$1,923,147,354
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Job trends for Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
9,030
1-10
 
8,580
11-25
 
3,118
26-100
 
2,565
101 to 1,000
 
1,236
1,000+
 
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Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
13,016
$250k to $1M
 
9,353
$1M to $5M
 
3,769
$5M to $25M
 
1,053
$25M to $100M
 
218
$100M+
 
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Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Directory of arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits


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Methodology: Cause IQ mines all tax-exempt organizations that file a Form 990 or 990PF with the IRS. We exclude Form 990EZ and Postcard filers, which are high in number but very small in size. We collect and aggregate this information from OCR'd paper taxreturns, XML e-file taxreturns, IRS-provided extract, the Business Master File, and Cause IQ secret sauce for data cleaning, categorization, classification, analytics, etc.
This category corresponds to the "A00: Arts, Culture, and Humanities: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.