Boston area nonprofits

There are 30,617 organizations in the greater Bostonmetro area, including the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, and Waltham. Combined, these Boston metro nonprofits employ 606,091 people, earn more than $114 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $378 billion.

Job trends for Boston nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
3,447
1-10
1,863
11-25
943
26-100
896
101 to 1,000
596
1,000+
86

Sizes of nonprofits in Boston

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
9,947
$250k to $1M
2,729
$1M to $5M
1,769
$5M to $25M
814
$25M to $100M
243
$100M+
127
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Boston

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
4,419
$30,657,560,371
4,334
$17,335,280,517
2,874
$914,965,837
2,700
$1,663,529,444
2,623
$719,992,721
2,000
$5,252,702,031
1,955
$1,904,821,554
1,000
$993,078,266
969
$3,334,252,042
905
$36,566,966,071
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Directory of nonprofits in Boston


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