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
310,940
$106,924,853,116
243,300
$425,515,474,326
178,915
$202,852,844,434
136,626
$36,161,361,048
131,219
$158,703,954,326
128,192
$88,433,167,563
123,743
$40,201,653,166
74,370
$186,847,792,441
58,946
$119,431,755,962
55,090
$9,838,308,832
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All types of nonprofits

CategoryNonprofitsRevenues
142,588
$17,486,571,593
138,233
$106,981,200,229
133,708
$72,171,978,465
47,587
$109,193,458,761
46,338
$52,553,783,888
42,875
$18,369,265,865
40,497
$1,099,631,766
38,185
$23,595,876,377
37,011
$3,662,565,968
31,858
$1,541,679,464
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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.