Scope of the Arizona Nonprofit Sector

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Nonprofits at a glance

23,689 Arizona registered nonprofits

19,450 are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations

$55 Billion

Total Assets

$35 Billion

Total Revenue

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Arizona is home to a vibrant nonprofit sector comprising over 23,000 registered tax-exempt organizations. The majority of these (19,450) are 501(c)3 charitable organizations.

These organizations deliver vital human services, educate youth, preserve the natural world, and provide forums for worship, activism, and artistic expression.

Most of Arizona's 501(c)3 organizations are public charities, but the state's private foundations number over 1,000.

Arizona's nonprofit sector reaches beyond charitable organizations and includes over 4,200 other registered nonprofits, including social welfare organizations and business leagues.

Read more about Arizona's charitable organizations and other nonprofits, and view interactive charts, by clicking the links in the menu to the right.

Arizona nonprofits: how many and how much

By major subsection codes

B=Billion, M=Million
Note: Revenue and Assets figures represent 990 filers only
Source: NCCS Circa 2015 and IRS 2018

  Total # 990 Filers Revenue Assets
Total Nonprofits in Arizona 23,689 8,869 $34.82 B $54.64 B
-501(c)(3) - Charitable Organizations 19,450 7,031 $30.21 B $42.23 B
--Public Charities 18,322 5,908 $29.60 B $36.68 B
--Private Foundations 1,128 1,123 $608.1 M $5.55 B
-Other Nonprofits 4,239 1,838 $4.62 B $12.42 B
--501(c)(4) - Social Welfare 1,148 396 $846.43 M $1.65 B
--501(c)(6) - Business Leagues 920 584 $486.98 M $483.65 M
--All Other Nonprofits 2,171 858 $3.28 B $10.28 B

By county

B=Billion, M=Million
Note: Revenue and Assets figures represent 990 filers only
Source: NCCS Circa 2015 and IRS 2018

County
Number of Nonprofits
990 Filers
Revenue
Assets
Maricopa
13,621
5,398
$26.39 B
$39.96 B
Pima
4,068
1,584
$3.95 B
$7.81 B
Yavapai
1,349
465
$702.8 M
$1.17 B
Pinal
921
204
$174 M
$279.9 M
Coconino
663
277
$1.24 B
$1.52 B
Cochise
662
188
$466.5 M
$1.04 B
Mohave
659
186
$511.4 M
$586.4 M
Yuma
449
144
$559.2 M
$929.7 M
Navajo
365
110
$371.5 M
$496.8 M
Gila
293
102
$106.8 M
$164.3 M
Santa Cruz
219
82
$109.2 M
$68.76 M
Apache
177
49
$114.58 M
$146.34 M
Graham
121
47
$102.87 M
$150.27 M
La Paz
86
26
$27.54 M
$31.65 M
Greenlee
35
6
$4.23 M
$10.2 M
Marion
1
1
$-2.87 M
$360.41 M

By organization type

B=Billion, M=Million
Note: Revenue and Assets figures represent 990 filers only
Source: NCCS Circa 2015 and IRS 2018

Classification
Number of Nonprofits
Number of 990 filers
Revenue
Assets
Education
2,448
1,022
$1.14 B
$1.84 B
Religion-related*
1,910
312
$142.3 M
$310.6 M
Other Human Services
1,219
394
$250.29 M
$348.84 M
Recreation and Sports
1,143
353
$161.91 M
$233.48 M
Philanthropy, Grantmaking
1,087
699
$619 M
$3.27 B
Arts, Culture, Humanities
944
304
$139.1 M
$278.1 M
Community Improvement
688
312
$189.9 M
$310.4 M
Animal-related
677
213
$54.63 M
$74.61 M
Others
574
203
$745.37 M
$680.16 M
Health Care
486
212
$5.5 B
$3.8 B
Youth Development
422
147
$57.27 M
$44.96 M
Societal Benefit
287
89
$278 M
$2.29 B
Intl, Foreign Affairs
268
102
$22.4 M
$12.48 M
Other Medical-related
265
125
$242.04 M
$199.43 M
Environment
264
86
$26.88 M
$34.32 M
Housing and Shelter
260
144
$179.4 M
$401.1 M
Mental Care
205
83
$234.38 M
$155.75 M
Agriculture and Nutrition
155
67
$143.99 M
$81.21 M
Children and Youth
125
54
$34 M
$44.98 M
Employment
110
46
$14.6 M
$19.63 M
Family Services
101
43
$11.32 M
$9.1 M
Science-related
85
32
$11.46 M
$38.14 M
Adult Day Care
44
28
$51.34 M
$110.74 M

Arizona's Nonprofit Sector draws upon the most recently available data from several sources. The total number of nonprofit organizations is reported from the IRS registry of tax-exempt organizations, updated September 2018. Financial data are drawn from the National Center for Charitable Statistics 2015 Core Files and Business Master Files.
* Religious congregations are not required to register with the IRS or file a 990 of any kind, although some of them do. Therefore both the total numbers and financial information for congregations (and therefore the overall totals) are under-reported.

For details on data sources, methodologies, and limitations, please see the Glossary and Sources.

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