Boston area nonprofits

There are 28,270 organizations in the greater Boston metro area, including the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, and Waltham. Combined, these Boston metro nonprofits employ 760,559 people, earn more than $112 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $333 billion.

Job trends for Boston nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
3,302
1-10
 
1,786
11-25
 
913
26-100
 
857
101 to 1,000
 
635
1,000+
 
90

Sizes of nonprofits in Boston

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
9,803
$250k to $1M
 
2,808
$1M to $5M
 
1,744
$5M to $25M
 
765
$25M to $100M
 
243
$100M+
 
121
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Boston

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
4,060
 
$26,253,555,171
 
3,678
 
$14,392,599,973
 
2,481
 
$777,032,725
 
2,470
 
$526,905,826
 
2,333
 
$1,773,853,631
 
1,804
 
$5,047,016,342
 
1,763
 
$2,253,596,789
 
953
 
$735,257,215
 
907
 
$3,094,004,305
 
878
 
$10,806,669,376
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Directory of nonprofits in Boston


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