Boston area nonprofits

There are 10,821 organizations in the greater Boston metro area, including the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, and Waltham. Combined, these Boston metro nonprofits employ 608,096 people, earn more than $100 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $323 billion.

Job trends for Boston nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
2,896
1-10
 
1,754
11-25
 
904
26-100
 
849
101 to 1,000
 
634
1,000+
 
88

Sizes of nonprofits in Boston

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
4,639
$250k to $1M
 
2,840
$1M to $5M
 
1,724
$5M to $25M
 
756
$25M to $100M
 
242
$100M+
 
121
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Boston

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
2,690
 
$14,453,702,583
 
1,157
 
$26,240,631,247
 
813
 
$2,201,052,109
 
800
 
$742,203,973
 
750
 
$1,770,409,221
 
712
 
$5,137,872,886
 
466
 
$1,123,454,930
 
413
 
$32,146,267,943
 
346
 
$5,834,599,140
 
287
 
$898,780,045
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Directory of nonprofits in Boston


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