Chicago area nonprofits

There are 50,615 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 885,133 people, earn more than $102 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $265 billion.

Job trends for Chicago nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
4,919
1-10
 
2,228
11-25
 
1,069
26-100
 
1,045
101 to 1,000
 
706
1,000+
 
104

Sizes of nonprofits in Chicago

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
13,144
$250k to $1M
 
3,662
$1M to $5M
 
2,317
$5M to $25M
 
995
$25M to $100M
 
311
$100M+
 
151
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Chicago

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
8,178
 
$1,937,831,068
 
7,654
 
$16,023,102,476
 
6,663
 
$5,224,363,464
 
3,998
 
$4,197,388,259
 
3,647
 
$6,680,258,898
 
3,385
 
$1,743,405,380
 
2,914
 
$1,811,970,028
 
1,933
 
$1,327,363,067
 
1,492
 
$13,619,400,748
 
1,246
 
$256,285,048
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Directory of nonprofits in Chicago


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