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NCCS - Number of Nonprofit Organizations in Tennessee 2003 - 2013
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Number of Nonprofit Organizations in Tennessee, 2003 - 2013

  2003 2013  
  Number
of Orgs.
Percent
of All Orgs.
Number
of Orgs.
Percent
of All Orgs.
Pct.
Change
All Nonprofit Organizations26,748 100.0% 27,623 100.0% 3.3%
501(c)(3) Public Charities17,668 66.1% 20,577 74.5% 16.5%
501(c)(3) Private Foundations1,333 5.0% 1,034 3.7% -22.4%
Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations7,747 29.0% 6,012 21.8% -22.4%
Small community groups and partnerships, etc.UnknownNAUnknownNANA
501(c)(3) Public Charities17,668 66.1% 20,577 74.5% 16.5%
501(c)(3) Public Charities Registered with the IRS
(including registered congregations)
17,668 66.1% 20,577 74.5% 16.5%
Reporting Public Charities4,509 16.9% 6,338 22.9% 40.6%
Operating Public Charities4,023 15.0% 5,595 20.3% 39.1%
Supporting Public Charities486 1.8% 743 2.7% 52.9%
Non-Reporting, or with less than $25,000 in Gross Receipts13,159 49.2% 14,239 51.5% 8.2%
Congregations (about half are registered with IRS)*Unknown 0.0% Unknown 0.0% NA
501(c)(3) Private Foundations1,333 5.0% 1,034 3.7% -22.4%
Private Grantmaking (Non-Operating) Foundations1,270 4.7% 959 3.5% -24.5%
Private Operating Foundations63 0.2% 75 0.3% 19.0%
Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations7,747 29.0% 6,012 21.8% -22.4%
Civic leagues, social welfare orgs, etc.1,845 6.9% 1,157 4.2% -37.3%
Fraternal beneficiary societies1,480 5.5% 1,314 4.8% -11.2%
Business leagues, chambers of commerce, etc.1,279 4.8% 1,037 3.8% -18.9%
Labor, agricultural, horticultural orgs1,068 4.0% 671 2.4% -37.2%
Social and recreational clubs794 3.0% 755 2.7% -4.9%
Post or organization of war veterans448 1.7% 363 1.3% -19.0%
All Other Nonprofit Organizations833 3.1% 715 2.6% -14.2%

Note: Excludes out-of-scope organizations. "Reporting" public charities include all organizations filing IRS Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-PF. "Supporting" public charities include a small number of "mutual benefit" charities as well.
Sources: IRS Business Master Files 11/2003 and 10/2013 (with modifications by the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute to exclude foreign and governmental organizations). pcm2: 11.