Sector Impact

Giving Breakdown

Fundraising Tactics

Donor Characteristics

Platform & Device

Foundations

Numbers at a Glance

1,571,056

Number of tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in the United States [1]

Numbers at a Glance

588,665

Number of nonprofits with less than $1,000,000 in total revenue [1]

Numbers at a Glance

2.39%

Percentage of nonprofits that account for 90% of total reported revenue [1]

Numbers at a Glance

$390.05 billion

Total amount donated to U.S. charitable causes in 2016 [2]

Numbers at a Glance

5%

Percentage of U.S. charitable giving that comes from corporations [2]

Numbers at a Glance

15%

Percentage of U.S. charitable giving that comes from foundations [2]

Numbers at a Glance

2%

Percentage of U.S. charitable giving that comes from individuals [2]

Who Gets It?

3%

Percentage of U.S. charitable giving that goes to Environment/Animals organizations [2]

Who Gets It?

8%

Percentage of U.S. charitable giving that goes to Healthcare organizations [2]

Who Gets It?

15%

Percentage of U.S. charitable giving that goes to Education organizations [2]

Who Gets It?

32%

Percentage of U.S. charitable giving that goes to Faith-based organizations [2]

While the nonprofit sector is very large, around one third of the organizations making up the sector have less than a million dollars in total annual revenue. In fact, 90% of total reported revenue in the sector comes from just 2.39% of the organizations. So while the sheer number and volume of organizations is high, most of the sector’s revenue is concentrated in a very small number of those organizations. Click here for a full description of the section.