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Nonprofit Facts

  • The number of nonprofit organizations registered with the IRS grew by 27.3 percent from 1995 to 2005, and continues to grow today. nccs.urban.org/statistics
  • 2007 charities reported over $1.4 trillion in total revenues and nearly $1.3 trillion in total expenses. nccs.urban.org/statistics
  • 22% came from contributions, gifts and grants
  • 67% came from program service revenues, which include government fees and contracts
  • 11% came from “other” sources including dues, rental income, special event income and gains or losses from goods sold
  • U.S. charitable giving fell 3.6% in 2009 to $303.75 billion, the drop represents a fall of 3.6% in current dollars, and 3.2% when adjusted for inflation. givingusa.org
  • Nonprofits constitute 11% of the American workforce and about 5% of the GDP. dlc.org/document/Quiet_Crisis.pdf