Chicago area nonprofits

There are 53,935 organizations in the greater Chicagometro 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 859,537 people, earn more than $99 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $280 billion.

Job trends for Chicago nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
5,033
1-10
2,306
11-25
1,102
26-100
1,087
101 to 1,000
713
1,000+
101
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of nonprofits in Chicago

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
13,428
$250k to $1M
3,628
$1M to $5M
2,337
$5M to $25M
984
$25M to $100M
311
$100M+
139
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Chicago

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
8,431
$1,888,919,517
7,965
$15,461,157,545
7,269
$5,636,502,703
4,535
$4,500,087,879
3,863
$6,800,986,981
3,723
$1,130,505,316
3,116
$1,903,345,228
2,031
$1,406,960,754
1,473
$14,392,906,950
1,461
$290,898,413
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Directory of nonprofits in Chicago


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