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The Largest Nonprofit Organizations In America

Everyone knows that nonprofits are formed to make a change in their local communities and for the greater public benefit.  Nonprofit organizations are also a large force of the American economy, accounting for over 11.4 million jobs and 10.3% of all private sector employment according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Largest Nonprofit Organizations In Each State

To help show the full impact of nonprofits in the U.S. Kittleman set out to find the largest nonprofits in each state using data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics. They looked at nonprofits from 5 different sectors including health, education, conservation, finance and community. They took that data and turned it into a very useful and educational infographic that can be seen below.

Data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics shows that there is over 1.5 million registered nonprofits in the United States currently. These nonprofits are made up of a mix of public charities, foundations, health providers and various other entities. Many of the nonprofits on this list are extremely large although the list represents some smaller businesses as well. To calculate the largest nonprofits in each state by looking at both total receipts and assets for each nonprofit.

Health nonprofits dominated the list with 33 of the 50 states having a health related nonprofit top the list. Listed below is the top nonprofit for each state:

  1. Kaiser Foundation- Portland, Oregon
  2. Dignity Health- San Francisco, California
  3. UPMC- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  4. Cleveland Clinic- Cleveland, Ohio
  5. Banner Health- Phoenix, Arizona
  6. Fidelity Charitable- Boston, Massachusetts
  7. Anne Ray Charitable Trust- Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  8. Ochsner Health System- New Orleans, LA
  9. Trustees of the Estate of Bernice Pauahi Bishop- Honolulu, Hawaii
  10. New York Presbyterian- New York, New York
  11. Commonfund- Wilton, Connecticut
  12. Baptist Health System- Louisville, Kentucky
  13. Saint Francis Hospital- Tulsa, Oklahoma
  14. BJC HealthCare- Saint Louis, Missouri
  15. American Red Cross- District of Columbia
  16. Shriners Hospitals for Children- Tampa, Florida
  17. Aurora Health Care- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  18. Beaumont Hospitals- Royal Oak, Michigan
  19. Sanford Health- Fargo, North Dakota
  20. Boy Scouts of America- Irving, Texas
  21. The Nature Conservancy- Arlington, Virginia
  22. Rhode Island Hospital- Providence, Rhode Island
  23. Feeding America- Chicago, Illinois
  24. St Luke’s- Boise, Idaho
  25. Gothic Corporation- Durham, North Carolina
  26. Catholic Health Initiatives- Englewood, Colorado
  27. American Lebanese Syrian Association Charities Inc.- Memphis, TN
  28. Good Samaritan Society- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  29. Dartmouth-Hitchcock- Lebanon, New Hampshire
  30. Billings Clinic- Billings, Montana
  31. American Cancer Society- Atlanta, Georgia
  32. North Mississippi Medical Center- Tupelo, Mississippi
  33. Palmetto Health- Columbia, South Carolina
  34. Charleston Area Medical Center- Charleston, West Virginia
  35. Goldman Sachs Gives- Jersey City, New Jersey
  36. World Vision- Federal Way, Washington
  37. NCAA- Indianapolis, Indiana
  38. Baptist Health- Little Rock, Arkansas
  39. Stormont-Vail Health Care- Topeka, Kansas
  40. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Bethesda, Maryland
  41. ACT- Davenport, Iowa
  42. Boys Town- Boys Town, Nebraska
  43. Navigate- Birmingham, Alabama
  44. The Jackson Laboratory- Bar Harbor, Maine
  45. Sightsavers- Wilmington, Delaware
  46. Wyoming Medical Center- Casper, Wyoming
  47. Center for Excellence in Higher Education- Salt Lake City, Utah
  48. The Alaska Foundation- Anchorage, Alaska
  49. World Learning Inc.- Brattleboro, Vermont
  50. Opportunity Village- Las Vegas, Nevada
  51. Sandia Foundation- Albuquerque, New Mexico

To see the full analysis, check out the infographic below to see the largest nonprofit in your state.

NOTE: Good Samwas established in 1922 not 1955 as  pictured below

Largest Nonprofit Organizations In Each State center for charitable statistics