Boston area nonprofits

There are 30,008 organizations in the greater Boston metro area, including the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, and Waltham. Combined, these Boston metro nonprofits employ 617,598 people, earn more than $111 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $352 billion.

Job trends for Boston nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
3,560
1-10
 
1,829
11-25
 
955
26-100
 
873
101 to 1,000
 
638
1,000+
 
88

Sizes of nonprofits in Boston

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
10,639
$250k to $1M
 
2,879
$1M to $5M
 
1,768
$5M to $25M
 
802
$25M to $100M
 
254
$100M+
 
127
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Boston

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
4,444
 
$30,635,167,547
 
4,090
 
$14,575,973,131
 
2,782
 
$585,401,537
 
2,600
 
$1,799,181,154
 
2,599
 
$853,724,961
 
1,920
 
$5,451,570,220
 
1,919
 
$1,952,675,820
 
990
 
$779,226,274
 
958
 
$3,162,163,205
 
939
 
$38,141,529,955
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Directory of nonprofits in Boston


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