Directory of nonprofits by category

There are hundreds of different types of nonprofits in the United States. At a high level, hospitals and universities are the biggest drivers in the sector by revenue and number of employees. Foundations are the most numerous, and also have the third most amount of assets.

General categories of nonprofits

CategoryNonprofitsRevenues
309,040
$46,111,909,389
256,160
$432,286,075,209
181,738
$195,115,230,900
140,185
$38,174,944,527
135,001
$159,610,262,454
130,179
$90,196,006,375
126,536
$42,024,331,959
69,019
$186,751,016,045
59,904
$125,196,782,951
56,702
$9,941,215,810
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All types of nonprofits

CategoryNonprofitsRevenues
143,441
$19,630,977,718
140,138
$109,328,135,900
129,431
$9,231,822,634
47,056
$54,317,082,760
44,036
$18,912,684,225
43,813
$1,102,338,411
41,412
$108,752,816,820
38,417
$24,315,275,680
37,335
$3,691,085,033
32,051
$1,558,917,138
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Directory of nonprofits by category

Methodology: Cause IQ mines all tax-exempt organizations that file a Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-PF with the IRS. We collect and aggregate this information from OCR'd paper taxreturns, XML e-file taxreturns, IRS-provided extract, the Business Master File, and Cause IQ secret sauce for data cleaning, categorization, classification, analytics, etc.