Chicago area nonprofits

There are 46,644 organizations in the greater Chicago metro area, including the cities of Chicago, Bolingbrook, Des Plaines, Elgin, Evanston, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Schaumburg, Skokie, and Gary within the states of Illinois and Indiana. Combined, these Chicago metro nonprofits employ 645,349 people, earn more than $100 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $255 billion.

Job trends for Chicago nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
4,538
1-10
 
2,160
11-25
 
1,054
26-100
 
1,057
101 to 1,000
 
691
1,000+
 
104

Sizes of nonprofits in Chicago

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
11,721
$250k to $1M
 
3,583
$1M to $5M
 
2,300
$5M to $25M
 
959
$25M to $100M
 
311
$100M+
 
147
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Chicago

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
7,293
 
$1,811,793,062
 
7,061
 
$15,155,067,163
 
5,988
 
$5,803,414,486
 
3,840
 
$4,194,848,397
 
3,473
 
$6,610,830,635
 
3,230
 
$1,672,261,574
 
2,749
 
$1,852,547,845
 
1,882
 
$1,241,074,763
 
1,438
 
$13,542,464,282
 
1,218
 
$193,831,344
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Directory of nonprofits in Chicago


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