According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. was estimated at $471.44 billion in 2020. That incredible generosity was felt at organizations of all sizes throughout the nation.
But have you ever been curious about who the majority of that revenue goes to? We certainly have!
We took it upon ourselves to examine data across all 50 states to determine who the major players in the nonprofit community are—and we broke our findings out into the top five largest organizations in each state, based on annual revenue.
Now before we get started, a couple of housekeeping notes: Our findings are based on 2020 revenue numbers reported to GuideStar by 501(c)(3) organizations and exclude organizations without an annual fund.
Without further ado, let’s dive in:
Revenue totals from the 250 nonprofit organizations included in the map below range from $6.8 billion (Mayo Clinic, Minnesota) to $5.9 million (Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming), with an average total revenue of $391.9 million.
Hover over each state to check out the five largest organizations—then scroll past the chart for a few extra tidbits!
In addition to revenue totals, we also categorized each of the 250 organizations by vertical to get a better feel for the sectors these nonprofits serve:
The five largest organizations in the U.S. are located in the Midwest and the West and span a variety of verticals, including hospitals, food banks, human services and faith-based:
- Mayo Clinic (Minnesota) - $6,819,422,921
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Washington) - $5,860,099,037
- Cedars-Sinai (California) - $3,778,033,612
- Feeding America (Illinois) - $3,571,430,346
- Franciscan Alliance (Indiana) - $3,235,490,037
For a deeper look at all 250 organizations broken down by state, revenue total and vertical, fill out the form below for access to our complete guide to the largest nonprofits in the U.S.
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