Chicago area nonprofits

There are 50,389 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 859,109 people, earn more than $101 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $277 billion.

Job trends for Chicago nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
4,969
1-10
 
2,285
11-25
 
1,097
26-100
 
1,092
101 to 1,000
 
713
1,000+
 
102
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of nonprofits in Chicago

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
13,155
$250k to $1M
 
3,669
$1M to $5M
 
2,359
$5M to $25M
 
982
$25M to $100M
 
312
$100M+
 
142
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Chicago

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
8,136
 
$1,854,585,758
 
7,498
 
$15,090,145,310
 
6,819
 
$5,590,289,420
 
3,987
 
$4,598,929,837
 
3,680
 
$6,988,257,932
 
3,420
 
$1,520,582,728
 
2,918
 
$1,921,671,059
 
1,968
 
$1,367,737,785
 
1,456
 
$14,261,507,298
 
1,265
 
$305,036,220
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Directory of nonprofits in Chicago


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