Washington DC area nonprofits

There are 13,426 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 598,221 people, earn more than $121 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $274 billion.

Job trends for Washington DC nonprofits

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
4,600
1-10
 
3,002
11-25
 
1,519
26-100
 
1,460
101 to 1,000
 
705
1,000+
 
79

Sizes of nonprofits in Washington DC

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
3,850
$250k to $1M
 
4,065
$1M to $5M
 
3,157
$5M to $25M
 
1,468
$25M to $100M
 
427
$100M+
 
191
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Types of nonprofits in Washington DC

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
2,145
 
$18,394,001,148
 
1,717
 
$3,904,774,284
 
1,345
 
$10,905,885,416
 
844
 
$5,489,445,181
 
821
 
$4,215,041,959
 
658
 
$10,997,895,767
 
619
 
$1,052,035,309
 
590
 
$1,352,685,307
 
537
 
$17,388,792,925
 
375
 
$5,427,723,621
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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.