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Largest Nonprofits by Assets in 2019

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The largest nonprofits with the most assets represent the diversity of tax-exempt organizations in the United States. Universities and foundations account for about half of the top 100 largest nonprofits by assets, but hospitals, credit unions, pension / retirement funds, and fraternal societies are present as well. Each of these nonprofits has between $7.2 billion and $91 billion in assets, with a combined total of $1.7 trillion in assets (23% of the total combined nonprofit sector assets of $6.9 trillion).

Of these $1.7 trillion combined assets, $1.2 trillion are investable assets (e.g., cash, cash equivalents, stocks, bonds), $185.1 billion are ownership of land, buildings, or equipement (post-depreciation), $74.5 billion are outstanding pledges, loans, and other payments owed to organizations, and $134.1 billion are miscellaneous other assets. So while endowments comprise the majority of nonprofit sector assets, other types of assets are still important.

Trends among the top 100 charities by assets

List of the top 100 charities by assets

  1. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

    Assets:
    $90,501,091,616
    Type:
    501(c)(8)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    39-0123480
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1902
    Asset trends:
  2. Uaw Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

    Assets:
    $64,025,740,006
    Type:
    501(c)(9)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    90-0424876
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    2008
    Asset trends:
  3. Harvard University

    Assets:
    $59,612,525,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    04-2103580
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1650
    Asset trends:
  4. Kaiser Permanente

    Assets:
    $52,964,463,128
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-1105628
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1948
    Asset trends:
  5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Assets:
    $51,038,075,591
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    56-2618866
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    2007
    Asset trends:
  6. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Assets:
    $46,894,654,661
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    91-1663695
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1995
    Asset trends:
  7. Stanford University

    Assets:
    $46,370,111,200
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-1156365
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1885
    Asset trends:
  8. Yale University

    Assets:
    $44,198,683,391
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    06-0646973
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1701
    Asset trends:
  9. State Employees' Credit Union

    Assets:
    $40,697,542,181
    Type:
    501(c)(14)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    56-0475645
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1937
    Asset trends:
  10. Wellcome Trust

    Assets:
    $37,576,492,800
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    98-6038021
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Website:
    Founded:
    1987
    Asset trends:
  11. Harvard Management Private Equity Corporation

    Assets:
    $36,084,764,444
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    04-3070522
    Location:
    Founded:
    1989
    Asset trends:
  12. Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund

    Assets:
    $35,369,008,813
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    11-0303001
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1990
    Asset trends:
  13. Princeton University

    Assets:
    $32,500,037,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    21-0634501
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1746
    Asset trends:
  14. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Assets:
    $30,065,085,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    04-2103594
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1861
    Asset trends:
  15. Ascension Health

    Assets:
    $28,177,995,461
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    45-3358926
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    2011
    Asset trends:
  16. Cooperative Finance Corporation

    Assets:
    $28,125,158,307
    Type:
    501(c)(4)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    52-0891669
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1969
    Asset trends:
  17. Mastercard Foundation

    Assets:
    $27,598,914,371
    Type:
    501(c)(4)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    98-0543843
    Location:
    Canada
    Website:
    Founded:
    2005
    Asset trends:
  18. University of Pennsylvania

    Assets:
    $24,607,104,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    23-1352685
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1740
    Asset trends:
  19. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

    Assets:
    $24,115,349,346
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-1340523
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1955
    Asset trends:
  20. Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Assets:
    $23,840,455,852
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    59-0735717
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1953
    Asset trends:
  21. Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association

    Assets:
    $21,857,498,812
    Type:
    501(c)(6)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    38-2227794
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1978
    Asset trends:
  22. Columbia University

    Assets:
    $20,956,690,344
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    13-5598093
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1754
    Asset trends:
  23. Cleveland Clinic

    Assets:
    $18,683,589,721
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    91-2153073
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1928
    Asset trends:
  24. University of Notre Dame

    Assets:
    $18,413,618,903
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    35-0868188
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1844
    Asset trends:
  25. Milton Hershey School

    Assets:
    $17,659,493,213
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    23-1353340
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1909
    Asset trends:
  26. Schwab Charitable Fund

    Assets:
    $17,157,797,480
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    31-1640316
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1999
    Asset trends:
  27. Lilly Endowment

    Assets:
    $16,973,368,888
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    35-0868122
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1938
    Asset trends:
  28. Modern Woodmen of America

    Assets:
    $16,475,930,289
    Type:
    501(c)(8)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-1493430
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1883
    Asset trends:
  29. Dignity Health

    Assets:
    $16,437,015,348
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-1196203
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1954
    Asset trends:
  30. Duke University

    Assets:
    $15,807,758,924
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    56-0532129
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1841
    Asset trends:
  31. Northwestern University

    Assets:
    $15,193,337,485
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-2167817
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1851
    Asset trends:
  32. Washington University in St. Louis

    Assets:
    $15,103,569,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    43-0653611
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1905
    Asset trends:
  33. Emory University

    Assets:
    $14,816,952,045
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    58-0566256
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1836
    Asset trends:
  34. New York University

    Assets:
    $14,574,664,085
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    13-5562308
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1831
    Asset trends:
  35. Johns Hopkins University

    Assets:
    $14,563,899,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    52-0595110
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1867
    Asset trends:
  36. Cornell University

    Assets:
    $14,446,875,157
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    15-0532082
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1865
    Asset trends:
  37. Advocate Health Care

    Assets:
    $14,268,789,247
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-2169147
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1906
    Asset trends:
  38. The Ford Foundation

    Assets:
    $14,230,472,678
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    13-1684331
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1960
    Asset trends:
  39. NewYork Presbyterian Hospital

    Assets:
    $14,037,430,048
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    13-3957095
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1998
    Asset trends:
  40. University of Southern California

    Assets:
    $13,930,666,634
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    95-1642394
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1895
    Asset trends:
  41. Mayo Clinic

    Assets:
    $13,128,051,185
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    41-6011702
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1919
    Asset trends:
  42. Ihc Health Services

    Assets:
    $13,109,577,641
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-2854057
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1982
    Asset trends:
  43. The Golden 1 Credit Union

    Assets:
    $12,993,881,498
    Type:
    501(c)(14)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-0362025
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1933
    Asset trends:
  44. The University of Chicago

    Assets:
    $12,940,284,083
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-2177139
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1890
    Asset trends:
  45. Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

    Assets:
    $12,640,940,594
    Type:
    501(c)(4)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    98-0211642
    Location:
    Kuwait
    Website:
    Founded:
    1968
    Asset trends:
  46. Banner Health

    Assets:
    $12,582,869,489
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    45-0233470
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1938
    Asset trends:
  47. Cleveland Clinic

    Assets:
    $12,446,161,990
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    34-0714585
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1921
    Asset trends:
  48. Alliant Credit Union

    Assets:
    $12,244,742,402
    Type:
    501(c)(14)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-6066772
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1935
    Asset trends:
  49. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Assets:
    $11,911,586,700
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    22-6029397
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1949
    Asset trends:
  50. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Assets:
    $11,621,453,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    91-2154267
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1962
    Asset trends:
  51. Trinity Health Corporation

    Assets:
    $11,429,906,388
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    35-1443425
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1978
    Asset trends:
  52. Upmc

    Assets:
    $11,407,173,255
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    25-1423657
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1982
    Asset trends:
  53. J Paul Getty Trust

    Assets:
    $10,991,862,987
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    95-1790021
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1954
    Asset trends:
  54. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    Assets:
    $10,961,138,137
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-1655673
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1968
    Asset trends:
  55. WoodmenLife

    Assets:
    $10,949,510,724
    Type:
    501(c)(8)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    47-0339250
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1890
    Asset trends:
  56. National Philanthropic Trust

    Assets:
    $10,895,730,712
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    23-7825575
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1996
    Asset trends:
  57. Open Society Foundations

    Assets:
    $10,773,722,106
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    26-3753801
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    2009
    Asset trends:
  58. Partners Pooled Investment Holdings LLC

    Assets:
    $10,686,197,340
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    82-1715859
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    2017
    Asset trends:
  59. Providence Health and Services

    Assets:
    $10,614,613,332
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    51-0216586
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1859
    Asset trends:
  60. University of Cambridge

    Assets:
    $10,592,619,928
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    13-1599108
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Website:
    Founded:
    1208
    Asset trends:
  61. CHI Health

    Assets:
    $10,578,687,155
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-3233121
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1982
    Asset trends:
  62. Suncoast Credit Union

    Assets:
    $10,533,714,376
    Type:
    501(c)(14)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    59-0291451
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1934
    Asset trends:
  63. University of Virginia Investment Management Company

    Assets:
    $10,038,884,501
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    56-2462804
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    2004
    Asset trends:
  64. Shriners Hospitals for Children

    Assets:
    $10,003,771,442
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-2193608
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1925
    Asset trends:
  65. Indiana University Health

    Assets:
    $9,596,487,824
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    35-1955872
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1995
    Asset trends:
  66. Vanderbilt University

    Assets:
    $9,430,450,954
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    62-0476822
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1873
    Asset trends:
  67. Central States SE and SW Areas Health and Welfare Fund

    Assets:
    $9,414,127,424
    Type:
    501(c)(9)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-2154936
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1950
    Asset trends:
  68. Kamehameha Schools

    Assets:
    $9,328,113,656
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    99-0073480
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1885
    Asset trends:
  69. Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Assets:
    $9,264,570,870
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    20-5205488
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    2006
    Asset trends:
  70. Vystar Credit Union

    Assets:
    $9,117,136,795
    Type:
    501(c)(14)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    59-0690965
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1952
    Asset trends:
  71. Dartmouth College

    Assets:
    $9,100,996,158
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    02-0222111
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1769
    Asset trends:
  72. Star One Credit Union

    Assets:
    $9,073,674,668
    Type:
    501(c)(14)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-6069237
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1956
    Asset trends:
  73. The Global Fund

    Assets:
    $8,963,891,986
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    98-0380092
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Website:
    Founded:
    2002
    Asset trends:
  74. Adventist Health SystemSunbelt

    Assets:
    $8,921,698,765
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    59-1479658
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1973
    Asset trends:
  75. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

    Assets:
    $8,661,965,723
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    23-2888152
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1997
    Asset trends:
  76. San Diego County Credit Union

    Assets:
    $8,469,209,045
    Type:
    501(c)(14)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    95-1184903
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1938
    Asset trends:
  77. Rice University

    Assets:
    $8,424,555,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    74-1109620
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1908
    Asset trends:
  78. Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation

    Assets:
    $8,270,226,038
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    59-2170012
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1981
    Asset trends:
  79. Poudre Valley Health Care

    Assets:
    $8,208,338,177
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    84-1262971
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1994
    Asset trends:
  80. Memorial Hermann Health System

    Assets:
    $8,171,507,761
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    74-1152597
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1910
    Asset trends:
  81. Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund

    Assets:
    $8,086,897,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    31-1774905
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    2001
    Asset trends:
  82. Houston Methodist

    Assets:
    $8,083,514,618
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    74-1180155
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1946
    Asset trends:
  83. Governing Council of the University of Toronto

    Assets:
    $8,045,063,000
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    98-6001141
    Location:
    Canada
    Website:
    Founded:
    1827
    Asset trends:
  84. University of Pittsburgh

    Assets:
    $8,011,856,079
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    25-0965591
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1787
    Asset trends:
  85. Oxford University

    Assets:
    $7,979,331,896
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    98-6001062
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Website:
    Founded:
    1096
    Asset trends:
  86. The Nature Conservancy

    Assets:
    $7,975,541,090
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    53-0242652
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1951
    Asset trends:
  87. David and Lucile Packard Foundation

    Assets:
    $7,969,450,311
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-2278431
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1964
    Asset trends:
  88. Bloomberg Philanthropies

    Assets:
    $7,850,216,969
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    20-5602483
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    2008
    Asset trends:
  89. Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

    Assets:
    $7,799,373,596
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-3152959
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1982
    Asset trends:
  90. Nyu Langone Hospitals

    Assets:
    $7,749,093,233
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    13-3971298
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1998
    Asset trends:
  91. Texas Mutual Insurance Company

    Assets:
    $7,631,590,732
    Type:
    501(c)(27)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    74-2615873
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1991
    Asset trends:
  92. Gothic Corporation

    Assets:
    $7,591,393,057
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    56-1776668
    Location:
    Founded:
    1992
    Asset trends:
  93. Stanford Health Care

    Assets:
    $7,550,685,195
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-6174066
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1957
    Asset trends:
  94. Cedars Sinai

    Assets:
    $7,523,813,961
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    95-1644600
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1902
    Asset trends:
  95. OhioHealth

    Assets:
    $7,505,143,062
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    31-4394942
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1891
    Asset trends:
  96. W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust

    Assets:
    $7,417,437,383
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    36-6030614
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1941
    Asset trends:
  97. Texas Health Resources

    Assets:
    $7,383,285,469
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    75-2702388
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1997
    Asset trends:
  98. Hudson East River Systems LLC

    Assets:
    $7,364,076,465
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    82-2253311
    Location:
    Founded:
    2017
    Asset trends:
  99. Patelco Credit Union

    Assets:
    $7,290,342,964
    Type:
    501(c)(14)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    94-0755684
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1936
    Asset trends:
  100. John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation

    Assets:
    $7,208,352,632
    Type:
    501(c)(3)
    NTEE:
    EIN:
    23-7093598
    Location:
    Website:
    Founded:
    1971
    Asset trends:

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