Chicago arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits

There are 3,379 arts, culture, and humanities organizations in the greater Chicago metro area, including the cities of Chicago, Bolingbrook, Des Plaines, Elgin, Evanston, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Schaumburg, Skokie, and Gary within the states of Illinois and Indiana. Combined, these Chicago metro arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits employ 27,417 people, earn more than $2 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $6 billion.

Types of arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits in Chicago

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
1,096
 
$537,836,739
 
805
 
$104,614,954
 
357
 
$47,186,300
 
356
 
$148,293,203
 
339
 
$40,232,529
 
234
 
$121,626,734
 
206
 
$43,290,560
 
174
 
$54,162,607
 
153
 
$691,606,395
 
134
 
$25,356,225
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Job trends for Chicago arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
308
1-10
 
239
11-25
 
92
26-100
 
73
101 to 1,000
 
43
1,000+
 
4
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Sizes of arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits in Chicago

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
980
$250k to $1M
 
282
$1M to $5M
 
102
$5M to $25M
 
25
$25M to $100M
 
11
$100M+
 
1
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Directory of arts, culture, and humanities nonprofits in Chicago


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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.