Washington DC area nonprofits

There are 14,214 organizations in the greater Washington DC metro area, including the cities of Washington DC, Bethesda, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Alexandria, Arlington, and Reston within the states of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. Combined, these Washington DC metro nonprofits employ 598,831 people, earn more than $119 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $280 billion.

Job trends for Washington DC nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
5,001
1-10
 
3,157
11-25
 
1,509
26-100
 
1,469
101 to 1,000
 
708
1,000+
 
79

Sizes of nonprofits in Washington DC

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
4,477
$250k to $1M
 
4,098
$1M to $5M
 
3,250
$5M to $25M
 
1,495
$25M to $100M
 
434
$100M+
 
192
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Washington DC

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
2,597
 
$20,337,950,243
 
1,766
 
$3,517,782,791
 
1,218
 
$10,543,128,725
 
878
 
$5,453,076,516
 
764
 
$3,755,757,927
 
716
 
$7,616,356,937
 
632
 
$992,585,573
 
562
 
$1,093,919,540
 
505
 
$16,746,389,283
 
456
 
$646,296,583
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Directory of nonprofits in Washington DC


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Methodology: Cause IQ mines all tax-exempt organizations that file a Form 990 or 990PF with the IRS. We exclude Form 990EZ and Postcard filers, which are high in number but very small in size. We collect and aggregate this information from OCR'd paper taxreturns, XML e-file taxreturns, IRS-provided extract, the Business Master File, and Cause IQ secret sauce for data cleaning, categorization, classification, analytics, etc.