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

  2003 2013  
  Number
of Orgs.
Percent
of All Orgs.
Number
of Orgs.
Percent
of All Orgs.
Pct.
Change
All Nonprofit Organizations34,256 100.0% 33,722 100.0% -1.6%
501(c)(3) Public Charities19,876 58.0% 22,718 67.4% 14.3%
501(c)(3) Private Foundations4,164 12.2% 3,515 10.4% -15.6%
Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations10,216 29.8% 7,489 22.2% -26.7%
Small community groups and partnerships, etc.UnknownNAUnknownNANA
501(c)(3) Public Charities19,876 58.0% 22,718 67.4% 14.3%
501(c)(3) Public Charities Registered with the IRS
(including registered congregations)
19,876 58.0% 22,718 67.4% 14.3%
Reporting Public Charities8,694 25.4% 12,356 36.6% 42.1%
Operating Public Charities7,621 22.2% 10,699 31.7% 40.4%
Supporting Public Charities1,073 3.1% 1,657 4.9% 54.4%
Non-Reporting, or with less than $25,000 in Gross Receipts11,182 32.6% 10,362 30.7% -7.3%
Congregations (about half are registered with IRS)*Unknown 0.0% Unknown 0.0% NA
501(c)(3) Private Foundations4,164 12.2% 3,515 10.4% -15.6%
Private Grantmaking (Non-Operating) Foundations3,948 11.5% 3,292 9.8% -16.6%
Private Operating Foundations216 0.6% 223 0.7% 3.2%
Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations10,216 29.8% 7,489 22.2% -26.7%
Civic leagues, social welfare orgs, etc.1,850 5.4% 1,275 3.8% -31.1%
Fraternal beneficiary societies1,866 5.4% 1,198 3.6% -35.8%
Business leagues, chambers of commerce, etc.1,398 4.1% 1,178 3.5% -15.7%
Labor, agricultural, horticultural orgs1,836 5.4% 1,273 3.8% -30.7%
Social and recreational clubs1,463 4.3% 1,211 3.6% -17.2%
Post or organization of war veterans835 2.4% 627 1.9% -24.9%
All Other Nonprofit Organizations968 2.8% 727 2.2% -24.9%

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: 23.