Boston area nonprofits

There are 32,005 organizations in the greater Bostonmetro area, including the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, and Waltham. Combined, these Boston metro nonprofits employ 615,817 people, earn more than $113 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $374 billion.

Job trends for Boston nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
3,610
1-10
1,910
11-25
966
26-100
907
101 to 1,000
626
1,000+
87

Sizes of nonprofits in Boston

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
10,917
$250k to $1M
2,858
$1M to $5M
1,767
$5M to $25M
819
$25M to $100M
251
$100M+
128
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Boston

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
4,736
$30,868,972,442
4,500
$17,063,708,402
2,849
$481,517,221
2,808
$1,713,485,168
2,777
$748,385,291
2,119
$5,281,710,620
2,026
$2,304,315,296
1,014
$998,653,090
987
$3,384,905,448
978
$36,418,797,790
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Directory of nonprofits in Boston


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