Boston area nonprofits

There are 30,761 organizations in the greater Bostonmetro area, including the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, and Waltham. Combined, these Boston metro nonprofits employ 607,451 people, earn more than $114 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $376 billion.

Job trends for Boston nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
3,480
1-10
1,870
11-25
944
26-100
899
101 to 1,000
606
1,000+
86

Sizes of nonprofits in Boston

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
10,165
$250k to $1M
2,748
$1M to $5M
1,776
$5M to $25M
823
$25M to $100M
244
$100M+
129
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Boston

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
4,426
$30,643,856,298
4,344
$17,342,922,638
2,870
$679,571,660
2,701
$1,668,600,530
2,640
$732,413,689
2,007
$5,292,245,632
1,966
$1,943,197,750
1,012
$3,352,869,464
1,010
$1,007,521,198
919
$36,735,683,234
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Directory of nonprofits in Boston


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