Chicago area nonprofits

There are 13,969 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 643,768 people, earn more than $99 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $248 billion.

Job trends for Chicago nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
4,058
1-10
 
2,105
11-25
 
1,038
26-100
 
1,065
101 to 1,000
 
695
1,000+
 
104

Sizes of nonprofits in Chicago

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
6,226
$250k to $1M
 
3,771
$1M to $5M
 
2,288
$5M to $25M
 
955
$25M to $100M
 
307
$100M+
 
148
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Chicago

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
4,514
 
$5,922,429,692
 
1,390
 
$6,642,934,055
 
1,203
 
$15,095,180,094
 
833
 
$4,168,591,510
 
771
 
$1,794,323,919
 
734
 
$1,650,641,994
 
527
 
$1,495,285,080
 
449
 
$36,348,912,813
 
434
 
$1,202,796,111
 
430
 
$715,903,337
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Directory of nonprofits in Chicago


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