Boston area nonprofits

There are 32,614 organizations in the greater Bostonmetro area, including the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, and Waltham. Combined, these Boston metro nonprofits employ 589,158 people, earn more than $147 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $469 billion.

Job trends for Boston nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
4,038
1-10
2,254
11-25
987
26-100
910
101 to 1,000
593
1,000+
88

Sizes of nonprofits in Boston

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
11,091
$250k to $1M
2,961
$1M to $5M
1,948
$5M to $25M
884
$25M to $100M
294
$100M+
148
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Boston

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
4,654
$39,403,145,694
4,382
$27,646,467,978
3,097
$241,400,490
2,955
$2,112,169,115
2,800
$913,276,707
2,187
$7,296,169,748
1,905
$2,007,329,952
1,039
$1,246,695,599
1,002
$5,060,253,488
971
$41,277,309,261
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Directory of nonprofits in Boston


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