Chicago area nonprofits

There are 52,176 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 844,804 people, earn more than $98 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $283 billion.

Job trends for Chicago nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
4,839
1-10
2,257
11-25
1,066
26-100
1,059
101 to 1,000
685
1,000+
98
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of nonprofits in Chicago

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
12,428
$250k to $1M
3,539
$1M to $5M
2,274
$5M to $25M
981
$25M to $100M
303
$100M+
135
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Chicago

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
8,524
$2,335,663,598
7,633
$15,178,527,781
7,028
$5,980,356,894
4,255
$4,553,963,501
3,784
$6,675,123,041
3,508
$1,081,914,351
2,945
$1,807,764,897
1,975
$1,402,691,643
1,535
$14,323,879,794
1,384
$272,792,559
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Directory of nonprofits in Chicago


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