CNSM New York Nonprofit Data Site

How many nonprofits are there in New York?

Welcome to the New York Nonprofit Information site. We are here to help you answer the question: How many nonprofit organizations are there in New York?

You can follow the links below for information about the size and scope of the nonprofit sector in New York in 2016. You will find out how many nonprofits there are, where they are located, what industries they work in, and what their annual incomes are. You will also find links to relevant reports and other analyses of the nonprofit sector in New York.
Follow the links below for information about:
New York City
(Total: 42,403 nonprofit organizations)
New York State
(Total: 102,645 nonprofit organizations)
New York Metropolitan Statistical Area (NYMSA)
(Total: 111,348 nonprofit organizations)
In addition to NYC, the NYMSA includes the following surround counties:
NY: Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Ulster, Westchester
NJ: Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union
CT: Fairfield, New Haven, Litchfield
PA: Pike

Note: The statistics include all tax-exempt 501c organizations.
See: and the IRS publication 557 Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization

The statistics on the following pages are from the National Center for Charitable Statistics and were generated using the Table Wizard (See technical note at bottom of the page)

There are numerous sources for statistics and financial data about nonprofit organizations, based on data gathered from the tax returns (Form 990) and other published sources. These include:

Technical Note on the Data: The data on this site has been extracted from the national IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File using the NCCS Table Wizard. These provide public access to the information reported to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by nonprofit organizations in their annual tax returns (Form 990 or equivalent). The accuracy of data depends on the accuracy of reporting to the IRS and on the accuracy of the machine-read extraction and publication. The data can be considered a good indicator of the size, location and work of New York nonprofits, but not a 100% accurate documentation.