Boston area nonprofits

There are 28,845 organizations in the greater Boston metro area, including the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Framingham, Newton, and Waltham. Combined, these Boston metro nonprofits employ 762,843 people, earn more than $113 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $334 billion.

Job trends for Boston nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
3,461
1-10
 
1,830
11-25
 
944
26-100
 
870
101 to 1,000
 
637
1,000+
 
90

Sizes of nonprofits in Boston

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
10,411
$250k to $1M
 
2,880
$1M to $5M
 
1,769
$5M to $25M
 
796
$25M to $100M
 
248
$100M+
 
123
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Boston

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
4,117
 
$26,522,095,784
 
3,883
 
$14,527,840,438
 
2,532
 
$810,597,107
 
2,503
 
$587,958,302
 
2,371
 
$1,749,756,763
 
1,833
 
$5,148,515,482
 
1,791
 
$1,906,101,121
 
973
 
$747,513,617
 
927
 
$2,969,233,145
 
882
 
$10,817,847,958
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Directory of nonprofits in Boston


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