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NCCS - Number of Nonprofit Organizations in the United States 2003 - 2013
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Number of Nonprofit Organizations in the United States, 2003 - 2013

  2003 2013  
  Number
of Orgs.
Percent
of All Orgs.
Number
of Orgs.
Percent
of All Orgs.
Pct.
Change
All Nonprofit Organizations1,369,123 100.0% 1,406,786 100.0% 2.8%
501(c)(3) Public Charities783,811 57.2% 945,393 67.2% 20.6%
501(c)(3) Private Foundations103,387 7.6% 96,759 6.9% -6.4%
Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations481,925 35.2% 364,634 25.9% -24.3%
Small community groups and partnerships, etc.UnknownNAUnknownNANA
501(c)(3) Public Charities783,811 57.2% 945,393 67.2% 20.6%
501(c)(3) Public Charities Registered with the IRS
(including registered congregations)
783,811 57.2% 945,393 67.2% 20.6%
Reporting Public Charities267,209 19.5% 356,475 25.3% 33.4%
Operating Public Charities231,584 16.9% 308,945 22.0% 33.4%
Supporting Public Charities35,625 2.6% 47,530 3.4% 33.4%
Non-Reporting, or with less than $25,000 in Gross Receipts516,602 37.7% 588,918 41.9% 14.0%
Congregations (about half are registered with IRS)*Unknown 0.0% Unknown 0.0% NA
501(c)(3) Private Foundations103,387 7.6% 96,759 6.9% -6.4%
Private Grantmaking (Non-Operating) Foundations99,107 7.2% 91,554 6.5% -7.6%
Private Operating Foundations4,280 0.3% 5,205 0.4% 21.6%
Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations481,925 35.2% 364,634 25.9% -24.3%
Civic leagues, social welfare orgs, etc.119,772 8.7% 82,197 5.8% -31.4%
Fraternal beneficiary societies99,082 7.2% 62,398 4.4% -37.0%
Business leagues, chambers of commerce, etc.71,054 5.2% 61,980 4.4% -12.8%
Labor, agricultural, horticultural orgs58,477 4.3% 45,493 3.2% -22.2%
Social and recreational clubs56,335 4.1% 45,812 3.3% -18.7%
Post or organization of war veterans34,172 2.5% 29,868 2.1% -12.6%
All Other Nonprofit Organizations43,033 3.1% 36,886 2.6% -14.3%

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: 893.