NCCS - Number of Nonprofit Organizations in the United States 1999 - 2009
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Number of Nonprofit Organizations in the United States, 1999 - 2009

  1999 2009  
  Number
of Orgs.
Percent
of All Orgs.
Number
of Orgs.
Percent
of All Orgs.
Pct.
Change
All Nonprofit Organizations1,202,573 100.0% 1,581,111 100.0% 31.5%
501(c)(3) Public Charities631,902 52.5% 1,006,670 63.7% 59.3%
501(c)(3) Private Foundations77,978 6.5% 120,617 7.6% 54.7%
Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations492,693 41.0% 453,824 28.7% -7.9%
Small community groups and partnerships, etc.UnknownNAUnknownNANA
501(c)(3) Public Charities631,902 52.5% 1,006,670 63.7% 59.3%
501(c)(3) Public Charities Registered with the IRS
(including registered congregations)
631,902 52.5% 1,006,670 63.7% 59.3%
Reporting Public Charities246,733 20.5% 315,662 20.0% 27.9%
Operating Public Charities214,344 17.8% 275,984 17.5% 28.8%
Supporting Public Charities32,389 2.7% 39,678 2.5% 22.5%
Non-Reporting, or with less than $25,000 in Gross Receipts385,169 32.0% 691,008 43.7% 79.4%
Congregations (about half are registered with IRS)*- 0.0% 385,874 24.4% NA
501(c)(3) Private Foundations77,978 6.5% 120,617 7.6% 54.7%
Private Grantmaking (Non-Operating) Foundations74,891 6.2% 115,249 7.3% 53.9%
Private Operating Foundations3,087 0.3% 5,368 0.3% 73.9%
Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations492,693 41.0% 453,824 28.7% -7.9%
Civic leagues, social welfare orgs, etc.124,774 10.4% 111,849 7.1% -10.4%
Fraternal beneficiary societies103,725 8.6% 77,811 4.9% -25.0%
Business leagues, chambers of commerce, etc.70,718 5.9% 72,801 4.6% 2.9%
Labor, agricultural, horticultural orgs60,530 5.0% 56,292 3.6% -7.0%
Social and recreational clubs56,429 4.7% 57,255 3.6% 1.5%
Post or organization of war veterans34,608 2.9% 34,593 2.2% -0.0%
All Other Nonprofit Organizations41,909 3.5% 43,223 2.7% 3.1%

Note: Excludes out-of-scope organizations.
Sources: IRS Business Master File 01/2010 (with modifications by the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute to exclude foreign and governmental organizations).
* The number of congregations is from the website of American Church Lists (http://list.infousa.com/acl.htm), 2004. These numbers are excluded from the totals for the state since approximately half of the congregations are included under registered public charities.