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How to find nonprofit grants using the Form 990

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In the nonprofit world, it's well known that one of the best predictors of future giving is past giving. Form 990s equip nonprofit organizations with valuable information about a funder's grantmaking history, enabling them to discover new potential funding opportunities to support their mission and programs. Check out the whole article.
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How to find nonprofit grants using the Form 990

Form 990s are a free, valuable resource for grant-seeking organizations. Learn where to find them, what to look for, and how to use this information.
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What is a private foundation?

There are 141,344 private foundations in the U.S. — understand what types might be a good fit for your nonprofit
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Chief Operating Officer salaries at nonprofits

Nonprofit COOs earn an average of $200,117 per year, including benefits, with the top 5% of COOs working at nonprofits earning more than $497,613
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What kinds of nonprofits do foundations support?

An analysis of the types of nonprofits that foundations give to and why some industries receive more grants than others.
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Compensation of CEOs at nonprofit hospitals

Hospital CEOs are highly compensated, averaging $660,000 per year in total compensation, with 18% making more than $1 million per year
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How to find grants for your nonprofit

Research and apply for grants to support your organization — over $77 billion in foundation funding awarded to nonprofits last year.
Impact of Covid-19 on all types of nonprofits

Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits: What 2021 Form 990 data shows

Organizations reliant on ticket sales, conferences, admissions, and other earned revenue have fared far worse than nonprofits reliant on grants and donations
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Private Foundation Excise Taxes on Undistributed Income

Of the 48,440 non-operating private foundations analyzed, only 1,034 (2.1%) had to pay an excise tax on undistributed income from the previous year
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Foundation Grants to Individuals

Over 44,458 organizations made grants to individuals within the United States this past year, with combined cash and non-cash grants worth almost $70 billion
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COVID-19 Grants to Nonprofits

Through an analysis of over 50,000 grantmaking organizations, we've found approximately 1,500 grantmaking organizations have established COVID-19 relief funds
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Gifts from Private Foundations to Donor Advised Funds

More than 12,454 private foundations made 25,772 contributions to 2,007 nonprofits that operate donor advised funds (DAFs) this most recent fiscal year
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How to Calculate a Nonprofit Operating Budget

By only looking at expenses that are core to the actual daily operations of the nonprofit, and ignoring the rest, you can get a good idea of a nonprofit's size
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How the Coronavirus affects the nonprofit sector

COVID-19 greatly affects the nonprofit sector, not only through increased demand for services, but also through decreased earnings caused for nonprofits
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How Many Nonprofits Are in the US?

There are 1.8 million active nonprofit organizations in the United States. Churches, schools, and foundations account for 40% of these.
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Most Common Nonprofit Types by State in 2020

The nonprofit sector varies regionally within the United States, with different parts of the country tending to have different types of nonprofits
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Top 50 Fastest Growing Nonprofits

The fastest growing nonprofits in the United States tend to be younger organizations that have just received major funding, but almost a third are 10+ years old
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Top Environmental Organizations by Employees

Environmental education, energy conservation, or natural resource conservation programs employ the most people, often 100-4000 employees
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2019 Nonprofit Employment Statistics

The nonprofit sector employs 24.0 million people, about 14% of the U.S. workforce, with hospitals and universities employing the most people
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Largest Nonprofits by Assets in 2019

Universities and foundations account for about half of the top 100 largest nonprofits by assets, but hospitals and credit unions are represented as well
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The Highest Paid Nonprofit CEOs

The highest-paid nonprofit leaders — CEOs, Executive Directors, etc. — all earn at least $900k per year, and into the tens of millions for large hospitals
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The Top 100 Charities by Revenue in 2019

The top 100 charities for 2019 combined earn $181.0 billion in revenues each year and have $291.1 billion in investable assets
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Top Nonprofit Trends of 2019: Nonprofit Sector Year in Review

Financials are solid, but not all nonprofits are growing equally, and nonprofits are outsourcing more.
What is a charity vs nonprofit?

The nonprofit sector in the United States contains a whole variety of organizations, including hospitals, human service organizations, credit unions, universities, professional sports leagues, cultural institutions, electric co-ops, trade associations, foundations, and a variety of others.

However, when people mention "charities", they usually mean only a subset of these. So we defined "nonprofit" as any entity tax-exempt under the IRS, and "charity" to mean 501(c)(3) organizations that can receive tax-deductible contirbutions, excluding hospitals, colleges, universities, insurance companies, and their respective foundations.