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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The fastest growing nonprofits in the United States tend to be younger organizations that have just received major funding (e.g., Obama Foundation). Almost a third of these fastest growing nonprofits, though, are organizations more than ten years old that have either seen slow growth until now (e.g., Washington STEM), or that used to be larger, fell on hard times, and are now recovering with gusto (e.g., Technology Entrepreneur Center). Besides these trends, the fast-growing organizations are diverse in geography, issue area, and organization type. Some are community development organizations that have received funding for major programs. Others are senior-citizen focused retirement and health care human service organizations. Geography-wise, Texas punches above its weight with 18% of the fastest-growing nonprofits, even though it only has 6% of nonprofits overall

Trends among the top fastest growing nonprofits

Most common years formed for 50 fastest growing nonprofits

Year formedNumber of nonprofits
1961
 
1
 
1973
 
1
 
1976
 
1
 
1980
 
1
 
1981
 
1
 
1993
 
1
 
1995
 
1
 
1996
 
1
 
1997
 
2
 
1999
 
2
 
2002
 
2
 
2003
 
1
 
2005
 
1
 
2006
 
3
 
2007
 
1
 
2010
 
1
 
2011
 
1
 
2012
 
3
 
2013
 
2
 
2014
 
3
 
2015
 
3
 
2016
 
6
 
2017
 
9
 
2018
 
2
 

List of the fastest growing nonprofits

  1. Vilar Center Arts Foundation Fka-Beaver Creek Foundation
    Revenue growth
    8,938%
    Year founded
    1995
    Revenue
    $2.3 million
    Location
    Website
  2. Trinity Broadcasting of Texas
    Revenue growth
    3,972%
    Year founded
    1973
    Revenue
    $933 million
    Website
  3. Miami Super Bowl Host Committee
    Revenue growth
    1,668%
    Year founded
    2005
    Revenue
    $13 million
    Location
  4. Means Database
    Revenue growth
    1,643%
    Year founded
    2015
    Revenue
    $4.7 million
  5. Neighborworks Housing Solutions
    Revenue growth
    1,093%
    Year founded
    1981
    Revenue
    $51 million
    Location
  6. Freedom Project
    Revenue growth
    1,065%
    Year founded
    2006
    Revenue
    $3.0 million
    Location
  7. Onelife Institute
    Revenue growth
    1,035%
    Year founded
    2007
    Revenue
    $5.9 million
  8. Thornwell Charter School
    Revenue growth
    977%
    Year founded
    2010
    Revenue
    $2.2 million
    Location
  9. The Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
    Revenue growth
    901%
    Year founded
    1997
    Revenue
    $6.6 million
  10. Compass Community / New Day Schools
    Revenue growth
    881%
    Year founded
    2017
    Revenue
    $17 million
    Location
  11. Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers- Capitol Area
    Revenue growth
    644%
    Year founded
    2016
    Revenue
    $66 million
    Location
  12. National Vote at Home Institute
    Revenue growth
    618%
    Year founded
    2018
    Revenue
    $8.0 million
  13. BVM Capacity Building Institute
  14. Ten Up Ministries
    Revenue growth
    547%
    Year founded
    2012
    Revenue
    $1.3 million
  15. North Carolina Healthcare Foundation
    Revenue growth
    537%
    Year founded
    1961
    Revenue
    $37 million
    Location
    Website
  16. Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation
    Revenue growth
    452%
    Year founded
    2002
    Revenue
    $2.1 million
    Location
  17. Severson Dells Educational Foundation
    Revenue growth
    444%
    Year founded
    1976
    Revenue
    $1.8 million
    Location
  18. The Jesse Tree of Idaho
    Revenue growth
    439%
    Year founded
    2002
    Revenue
    $1.9 million
    Location
  19. Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School
    Revenue growth
    439%
    Year founded
    2017
    Revenue
    $3.7 million
    Location
    Website
  20. Reimagine
    Revenue growth
    438%
    Year founded
    2017
    Revenue
    $1.8 million
  21. Allied Services Personal Care
    Revenue growth
    437%
    Year founded
    1997
    Revenue
    $20 million
  22. Wildlife Protection Solutions
    Revenue growth
    434%
    Year founded
    2012
    Revenue
    $7.3 million
    Location
  23. Global Healthcare Systems
  24. Climate Mobilization Project
    Revenue growth
    387%
    Year founded
    2015
    Revenue
    $1.1 million
    Location
  25. Gallatin Ice Foundation
    Revenue growth
    366%
    Year founded
    2006
    Revenue
    $1.5 million
    Location
  26. Blue Meridian Partners
  27. Downtown Doral Charter Upper School
    Revenue growth
    363%
    Year founded
    2016
    Revenue
    $7.2 million
    Location
    Website
  28. Euvalcree
    Revenue growth
    319%
    Year founded
    2013
    Revenue
    $2.0 million
    Location
  29. Community Passageways
    Revenue growth
    298%
    Year founded
    2016
    Revenue
    $3.8 million
    Location
  30. Creative Action
    Revenue growth
    294%
    Year founded
    2017
    Revenue
    $1.5 million
    Location
  31. Northern Virginia Emergency Medical Services Council
    Revenue growth
    292%
    Year founded
    1980
    Revenue
    $2.0 million
  32. Margaret Pratt Community
    Revenue growth
    287%
    Year founded
    2006
    Revenue
    $1.5 million
    Location
  33. Yes Our Kids Can
    Revenue growth
    285%
    Year founded
    2017
    Revenue
    $1.7 million
  34. Room in the Inn - Memphis
    Revenue growth
    279%
    Year founded
    2013
    Revenue
    $1.0 million
    Location
  35. Exodus Transitional Community
    Revenue growth
    259%
    Year founded
    1999
    Revenue
    $15 million
    Location
    Website
  36. Falmouth Housing Corporation
    Revenue growth
    254%
    Year founded
    1996
    Revenue
    $3.1 million
    Location
  37. Two Spirit Health Services
    Revenue growth
    247%
    Year founded
    2011
    Revenue
    $8.8 million
    Location
  38. Fresno Building Healthy Communities
    Revenue growth
    244%
    Year founded
    2016
    Revenue
    $6.3 million
    Location
  39. Centro Binacional Para El Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueno
    Revenue growth
    243%
    Year founded
    1993
    Revenue
    $2.6 million
    Location
  40. Opportunities for All NFP
    Revenue growth
    242%
    Year founded
    2015
    Revenue
    $2.3 million
    Location
  41. Defense Energy Center of Excellence National Security Technology
    Revenue growth
    240%
    Year founded
    2014
    Revenue
    $9.8 million
  42. BridgeYear
    Revenue growth
    235%
    Year founded
    2016
    Revenue
    $1.3 million
    Location
  43. Smile of A Child
    Revenue growth
    233%
    Year founded
    1999
    Revenue
    $5.7 million
    Location
  44. Carson Parke
    Revenue growth
    225%
    Year founded
    2014
    Revenue
    $1.4 million
    Location
  45. CDS Life Transitions
    Revenue growth
    218%
    Year founded
    2016
    Revenue
    $33 million
    Location
  46. Arcata House Partnership
    Revenue growth
    215%
    Year founded
    2014
    Revenue
    $4.6 million
    Location
  47. CityServe Network
    Revenue growth
    213%
    Year founded
    2018
    Revenue
    $64 million
  48. Open Markets Institute
    Revenue growth
    211%
    Year founded
    2017
    Revenue
    $5.0 million
  49. Riverwoods Durham
    Revenue growth
    209%
    Year founded
    2017
    Revenue
    $14 million
    Location
  50. Dakota Child and Family Clinic
    Revenue growth
    208%
    Year founded
    2012
    Revenue
    $1.6 million

Methodology

Cause IQ digitizes and cleans electronic and paper / scanned Form 990s for over 400,000 IRS-registered tax-exempt organizations. We narrowed these to the fastest-growing nonprofits by narrowing down to 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations with at least $1M in revenue, at least $10 employees, and that had Form 990 data for the fiscal year end of 2017-12 or newer. To find organizations with an actual trend versus a one-year blip, we required at least three years worth of financials, with two consecutive most recent years of revenue growth.

Article originally published on February 6, 2020.

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