Boston area nonprofits

There are 30,140 organizations in the greater Boston metro area, including the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, and Waltham. Combined, these Boston metro nonprofits employ 617,170 people, earn more than $111 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $364 billion.

Job trends for Boston nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
3,589
1-10
 
1,901
11-25
 
958
26-100
 
899
101 to 1,000
 
632
1,000+
 
88

Sizes of nonprofits in Boston

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
10,646
$250k to $1M
 
2,887
$1M to $5M
 
1,783
$5M to $25M
 
816
$25M to $100M
 
252
$100M+
 
127
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Boston

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
4,408
 
$31,110,961,604
 
4,240
 
$14,653,843,373
 
2,743
 
$483,064,057
 
2,626
 
$769,208,374
 
2,620
 
$1,724,547,495
 
1,956
 
$2,335,988,516
 
1,931
 
$5,662,998,449
 
991
 
$947,410,968
 
968
 
$3,403,763,184
 
939
 
$36,592,732,640
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Directory of nonprofits in Boston


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