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Top 50 Income Earning Charities

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In the United States the nonprofit sector is a multibillion-dollar industry. These organizations are focused on charitable, religious, educational, scientific, sporting competition, and literary missions, with the intent to use its profits to advance their programs and not to distribute to owners or stockholders. These diverse and complicated organizations need and deserve talented, educated, and passionate people with a business mindset, management skills, and passion for others.

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There are thousands of charitable nonprofit organization in the US, with some of them bringing in over a billion dollars of income each year. These organizations are in need of educated and passionate employees. Here is a list of the top 50 charitable organizations in the US that generate the most income each year. This data has been compiled from IRS 990 Forms, organization’s annual reports, and the NonProfit Times Top 100 list over the past five years, in order to give you the most up-to-date and comprehensive list of the most income earning charitable organization in the US doing good around the world.

#50 Direct Relief

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Average Revenue per Year: $302.3 Million
Direct Relief is a non-profit organization that provides medical assistance to people around the world. This organization started in 1948 after William Zimdin started sending thousands of relief packages to relatives, friends, and former employees who were trying to rebuild their lives after World War II. Today, Direct Relief partners with healthcare professionals and organizations on the ground to help communities affected by poverty, natural disasters, and civil unrest. Direct Relief provides medical equipment, supplies, and medicine to help maternal and child health, for disease prevention and treatment, to equip recovery from a disaster, and help the poor who are lacking basic healthcare infrastructure. Direct Relief strives to change every dollar that is given to them into $30 worth of medical supplies to be used on the ground.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$164,865,861 $339,700,000 $404,925,928 $299,652,831 $302,286,155

#49 New York Public Library

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Average Revenue per Year: $306.2 Million
The New York Public Library was founded in 1895 and is the nation’s largest public library system. The New York Library’s mission is to “inspire lifelong learning by creating more able learners and researchers, advance knowledge by providing free and open access to materials and information that reflect New York’s global perspective, and strengthen our communities by promoting full citizenship and participation in society.” The NYPL stretches to over 80 branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island and provides educational classes, free books, internet access, computers, and public assistance and have become community hubs of education and service.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$256,655,468 $305,000,000 $268,005,784 $394,990,723 $306,162,994

#48 Pew Charitable Trusts

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Average Revenue per Year: $306.5 Million
Pew Charitable Trusts is a non-profit organization that was established in 1948 by the sons and daughters of Joseph and Mary Pew, dedicated to serving the public by providing global research and affecting public policy. Pew Charitable Trusts believes that the power of knowledge can solve today’s most challenging problems. The organization uses their research to improve public policy, inform the public, and invigorate civic life. They strive to engage the public by linking diverse interests to pursue a common cause, and the insist on tangible results. Some of the recent projects have included a safe prepaid card, reducing student plate waste, shoring up an undersea foundation, and protecting the pacific.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$323,739,717 $303,500,000 $300,131,637 $298,604,125 $306,493,870

#47 Susan G. Koman for the Cure

Uzbekistan Race for the Cure
 

Average Revenue per Year: $327.7 Million
Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded in 1982 out of a promise that Nancy G. Brinker made to her dying sister, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and 2nd most common cancer overall. Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization and has invested over $2.5 billion in the U.S. and throughout the world in research, community health outreach, and advocacy programs. The signature event for this organization is the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure Series, which involves over 1.5 million participants in nearly 150 events on five continents annually.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$298,685,007 $311,900,000 $357,832,083 $342,373,526 $327,697,654

#46 New York Presbyterian Fund

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Average Revenue per Year: $336.3 Million
The New York Presbyterian Fund is an organization that receives, solicits, and administers funds for the charitable and educational purposes of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. The New York Presbyterian Hospital is a merged healthcare system with The Presbyterian Hospital, founded in 1868, and The New York Hospital, founded in 1771. The New York Presbyterian Hospital System is one of the foremost-integrated academic health centers in the world, with a unique affiliation with Cornell Medical College and Columbia University. New York-Presbyterian Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$391,363,557 $391,400,000 $312,820,526 $249,637,351 $336,305,359

#45 Operation Blessing International Relief and Development

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Average Revenue per Year: $341.1 Million
Operation Blessing International Relief and Development provides strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water and community development in 23 countries. OBI is a Christian organization founded in 1978 by M.G. Robertson that is dedicated to alleviate human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. OBI offers the public a gift-giving catalog that allows you to buy loved one’s “gifts” that give clean water solutions, nutrition and education for vulnerable children, human trafficking prevention and intervention, food for the poor, disaster relief, job training, and medical care to those in need around the world.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$407,040,094 $473,100,000 $263,908,319 $220,172,143 $341,055,139

#44 International Rescue Committee

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Average Revenue per Year: $345.9 Million
The International Rescue Committee was founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein to provide lifesaving care and assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster in over 40 countries and in 22 US cities. The International Rescue Committee responds to these humanitarian crises and helps to restore safety, dignity and hope to survivors to help them rebuild their lives. The IRC arrives on the scene within 72 hours of the crisis, to provide supplies and expertise, and commits to stay as long as they are needed. The IRC works tirelessly to build innovative, long lasting solutions that build self-sufficiency within communities. The IRC states that with every dollar they spend, “more than 90¢ goes to programs and services that directly benefit refugees and communities affected by war or disaster.”

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$281,854,094 $317,300,000 $397,873,717 $386,540,097 $345,891,977

#43 Institute of International Education

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Average Revenue per Year: $361.1 Million
The Institute of International Education was founded in 1919 with the mission to “advance international education and access to education worldwide.” The IIE manages scholarships, trainings, exchange and leadership programs, conducts research, and helps facilitate political dialogue on global higher education. The IIE provides access to leading institutions of higher education and international experience, protects scholarships around the world, and will even provide support and safety to persecuted scholars and students in crises situations. The IIE sees this work as building and investing in global leaders to tackle global issues like climate change, renewable energy, terrorism, and interfaith dialogue in order to foster international cooperation through international exchange and advancing peace and prosperity for all.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$362,155,000 $331,300,000 $366,688,861 $384,248,554 $361,098,104

#42 Samaritan’s Purse

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Average Revenue per Year: $362.1 Million
Samaritan’s Purse was founded in 1970 by Bob Pierce as a Christian organization focused on providing aid to the world’s poor, sick and suffering. Samaritan’s Purse houses a diverse set of programs that provides food, medicine, and other assistance to survivors of war, poverty, and natural disasters. Samaritan’s Purse diverse programs provide life-saving operations for children around the world, safe havens for vulnerable children in Haiti, Christmas shoe box gifts distributed to boys and girls in over 130 countries, renewal and enrichment to injured US Military services members and spouses, Christian discipleship, US disaster emergency aide, and short-term medical mission trips around the world.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$310,859,899 $373,200,000 $388,184,949 $376,066,846 $362,077,924

#41 Boys Town

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Average Revenue per Year: $379.8 Million
Boys Town was birthed out of Father Edward Flanagan’s work in Omaha, Nebraska, ministering to the homeless on the streets. In the beginning there was a Father Flanagan’s Home for Boys that worked with 100 boys and helped them grow into responsible and productive members of society. Today, Boys Town provides behavioral, physical, and emotional care through dormitory living for boys and girls and a National Research Hospital that reaches over 2 million people every year as well as a National Hotline that has handled over 8 million calls. Since its inception, Boys Town has inspired and influenced child-care organizations around the world as well as inspired an Academy Award winning film.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$301,159,000 $339,200,000 $325,207,000 $553,474,000 $379,760,000

#40 Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Average Revenue per Year: $402.6 Million
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 in New York with the mission to “collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.” The museum’s roots date back to 1866 in Paris, France when a group of Americans agreed to create an art gallery to bring art and education to the American people. Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art consists of the Main Building on Fifth Avenue and the Cloisters Museum and Gardens in Manhattan, which provide exhibitions and collections, event spaces, education and research centers, and libraries.

2009 2011 2012 Average
$319,054,654 $470,048,040 $418,697,665 $402,600,120

#39 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Average Revenue per Year: $421.5 Million
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a Seattle-based cancer research center, founded in 1975, with a mission to eliminate cancer and related diseases that cause human suffering and death. This research center is a world leader in prevention, detection and treatment research of cancer and life-threatening diseases. Their accomplishments include new advancing leukemia treatments, developing vaccines that block most cervical cancers, spearheading immunotherapies against cancer, and pioneering bone marrow transplants. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is the home to three Nobel laureates and not only provides ground breaking cancer research, but offers a variety of education programs to their community at large.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$365,369,035 $407,517,000 $470,606,324 $442,376,922 $421,467,320

#38 PBS

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Average Revenue per Year: $459.1 Million
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a nonprofit multi-platform broadcast organization, founded in 1969, with a mission to “create content that educates, informs and inspires.” PBS offers children’s programs, documentaries, non-commercialized world news programs, and art education programs through television, mobile TV, the web, and interactive whiteboard classrooms. PBS licenses and operates over 350 member stations that reaches 109 million people through television and over 28 million people online each month all across the US. PBS is constantly awarded for its quality programming and some of its recent awards include: 12 Daytime Emmy Awards, 12 George Foster Peabody Awards, 1 Academy Award Nomination, 1 Screen Actors Guild Award, and 10 Parents’ Choice Awards.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$492,213,877 $505,600,000 $404,301,637 $434,409,851 $459,131,341

#37 Compassion International

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Average Revenue per Year: $514.4 Million
Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy nonprofit organization, founded in 1952 by Rev. Everett Swanson, and provides impoverished children spiritual, economic, social, and physical support. Today, Compassion provides this support to over 1.3 million children in 26 countries through its core program, one-to-one child sponsorship. This sponsorship provides a safe and caring environment that offers food, shelter, education, Christian training, and medical care for children, which in turn can provide a ripple effect to transform whole communities. Compassion uses over 80% of all of their expenditures on its children’s programs to provide person attention, guidance and love.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$403,133,015 $506,600,000 $548,928,110 $598,798,440 $514,364,891

#36 Cru

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Average Revenue per Year: $522.0 Million
Cru, established in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright as Campus Crusade for Christ, is an interdenominational Christian evangelism and discipleship ministry that offers spiritual guidance, resources, and programs in order to build and multiply Christian spiritual movements. Cru’s many ministries include: Inner City-builds inner city partnerships to reach out to the poor; Athletes-provides spiritual support for sports teams and athletes on campuses across 97 countries; Military-provides hope and resources to the military worldwide; Family-equips couples with practical help through conferences, broadcasts, and resources; Global Aide Network-addresses tangible needs in areas of poverty and despair; Christian Embassy D.C.-reaches government and diplomatic leaders in Washington; Christian Embassy UN-reaches government and diplomatic leaders in New York City. Through its diverse programs, Cru uses a network of over 1,740 groups working to build Christian movements in 191 countries around the world.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$510,970,000 $511,500,000 $517,052,000 $548,366,000 $521,972,000

#35 United States Fund for UNICEF

Unicef in Congo
 

Average Revenue per Year: $534.4 Million
The United States Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work, supporting the world’s children through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the US. UNICEF states that it “does whatever it takes to save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children.” This mission drives UNICEF to deliver interventions to over 190 countries like hand washing and breastfeeding education, immunizations for 38% of the world’s children in 2013, clean water and sanitation solutions, disaster relief and can promise to deliver lifesaving supplies to children almost anywhere in the world within 72 hours. These measures have helped UNICEF save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
746,174,040 $434,700,000 $455,002,605 $501,836,356 $534,428250

#34 Save the Children

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Average Revenue per Year: $541.1 Million
Save the Children was founded in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb, with a dedication to permanently change the way the world treats children. Save the Children has helped more than 143 million children in 120 countries by providing them health and nutrition services, educational programs, and disaster and emergency relief programs. Save the Children provides these services through a child sponsorship program and a gift catalog. Save the Children has been recognized by organizations like Charity Navigator, The American Institute of Philanthropy, the Better Business Bureau, and InterAction for their philanthropy and accountability, and Save the Children states that 89.4% of their money goes toward their children’s programs.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$445,564,956 $541,900,000 $600,500,737 $576,463,006 $541,107,175

#33 American Heart Association>

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Average Revenue per Year: $586.8 Million
The American Heart Association was founded in 1924 by six cardiologists with a mission of “building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” which kills more than 800,000 people in the US each year. With its 22.5 million volunteers and supporters and 2,700 employees, the American Heart Association provides public health education, CPR training, advocates for stronger public health policies, sets treatment guidelines for healthcare professionals, and funds research projects including 13 Nobel Prize winners’ lifesaving advancements. The American Heart Association fights the leading causes of death in America on the macro and micro level with groundbreaking healthcare advancements as well as with individual children in schools to fight childhood obesity.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$463,457,716 $600,500,000 $657,224,306 $626,004,591 $586,796,653

#32 C.A.R.E.

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Average Revenue per Year: $610.7 Million
C.A.R.E. has a mission to “serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.” It was founded in 1945 when a group of 22 American organizations worked together to send lifesaving CARE packages to survivors of World War II. Since then, the original CARE packages have been phased out and CARE has grown to provide long-term projects to those in need. CARE does their work in 86 countries around the world through community-based projects focused on women’s empowerment, world hunger, girls’ education, HIV & AIDs, clean water, poverty & social justice, maternal health, child marriage, economic development, youth empowerment, violence against women, and climate change. CARE does mobilize to deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disaster, but instead of just meeting immediate needs, CARE commits to addressing structural barriers, patterns of discrimination, corrupt or incompetent public institutions, lack of public services, major health threats, or public disorder.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$692,148,000 $611,000,000> $582,010,108 $557,527,133 $610,671,310

#31 Shriners Hospitals for Children

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Average Revenue per Year: $614.1 Million
Shriners Hospitals for Children was founded in 1922 as a hospital system dedicated to “become the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research, in a patient and family centered environment.” The Shriners Hospitals house an extensive staff that researches and treats children suffering from orthopedics conditions, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate, and other special healthcare needs. Shriners constructs each treatment plan to be comprehensive and customized to each child’s needs, without bias on the ability of a patient or family to pay, on order to improve a “child’s eating, breathing, communication, self-esteem and appearance.”

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$285,811,000 $570,400,000 $963,647,365 $636,714048 $614,143,103

#30 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Average Revenue per Year: $686.8 Million
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was founded in 1901 as a nonprofit hospital for pediatric care. CHLA has a mission to provide compassionate patient care, provide the most advanced education for caregivers, and lead innovative research efforts that impact pediatric care. CHLA is one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals, with its affiliation with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, which trains 575 medical students, 85 residents, 3 chief residents, and 98 fellows. CHLA is also the home of the Saban Research Institute. This dedication to training and research has kept it at the forefront of pediatric care and caused it to be ranked by US News and World Report every year since the inception of pediatric hospital ranking.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$546,993,497 $564,788,185 $812,806,260 $822,487,092 $686,768,759

#29 Feed the Children

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Average Revenue per Year: $690.9 Million
Feed the Children is a nonprofit, charitable organization that strives to end childhood hunger around the world. Feed the Children provides food to more than 350,000 children every day and works to create long-term solutions for clean water, medical care, education, and breaking the cycle of poverty. They view offering healthy food and clean water solutions to children around the world as a way of making children stronger. Stronger children are able to fight diseases that come their way and are able to attend school or work, which in turn make our communities stronger. Feed the Children invites the public to partake in this work by sponsoring a child or by buying from a gift catalog. Feed the Children uses 88% of their monetary intake for programs aiding the world’s hungry children.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,189,236,434 $520,100,000 $436,456,384 $617,805,399 $690,899,554

#28 YWCA

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Average Revenue per Year: $700.2 Million
The YWCA was founded in the US in 1858 as an organization providing community hubs dedicated to “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” For more than 150 years, the YWCA has been involved in the US movements with race relations, women empowerment, and labor union representation. The YWCA is 1,300 locations strong and has over 2 million participants each year across the US. Each specific WYCA is focused on the needs of its community and can offer programs including fitness classes, childcare, rape crisis intervention, domestic violence assistance and shelters, and job training.

2010 2011 2012 Average
$706,500,000 $699,910,996 $694,107,824 $700,172,940

#27 Girl Scouts of the USA

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Average Revenue per Year: $740.4 Million
The Girl Scouts of America were first organized in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low to build girls of courage, confidence, and character in order to make the world a better place. Today Girl Scouting is 3.2 million scouts strong and busy hiking, playing sports, skill building, serving their community, camping, and studying first aide in order to help others and build character and self-esteem. Girl Scouts use fun and friendship to grow young girls into leaders with strong decision-making skills, high moral character, strong self-confidence, and business ethics.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$752,702,064 $686,100,000 $735,231,654 $787,676,187 $740.427,476

#26 ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Average Revenue per Year: $771.5 Million
ALSAC is the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC), founded by Danny Thomas to raise money to cover the building and ongoing operating expenses of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a mission to “advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.” St. Jude is nationally recognized as being a great place to work, for its pediatric cancer care, for its health care education and research, and for the generosity in care with no bill of services ever reaching the patients. This outstanding care has daily operation costs reaching $1.9 million and is covered by the generosity of the public through ALSAC.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$659,932,239 $741,400,000 $814,333,231 $870,140,691 $771,451,540

#25 AmeriCares

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Average Revenue per Year: $794.4 Million
AmeriCares was founded in 1982 as a nonprofit emergency response and global health organization that provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid to those with emergency medical needs around the world. AmeriCares delivers medicines, medical supplies, and aid to, as well as helps to create support programs with, their network of hospitals, clinics, and healthcare providers in the world’s poorest countries around the world and in the US. AmeriCares shows that 97% of their expenses directly support relief programs for the poor and vulnerable in times of disaster and struggle in over 160 countries around the world.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,192,677,011 $795,100,000 $663,793,851 526,069,039 $794,409,975

#24 Catholic Relief Services

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Average Revenue per Year: $804.5 Million
Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by Catholic Bishops in the aftermath of World War II as the official international humanitarian, relief, and development agency of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The mission of the Catholic Relief Services is to “assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person.” CRS is devoted to the sacredness and dignity of all human life, and act it out by their emergency response, fight against world poverty and disease, and supporting and nurturing peaceful and just societies.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$777,315,551 $919,800,000 $821,538,835 $699,536,870 $804,547,814

#23 American Cancer Society

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Average Revenue per Year: $929.9 Million
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based health organization that has been working for more than 100 years to help others stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. The ACS dreams of the day where cancer is eliminated as a major health problem. The ACS works daily to bring this dream into fruition by extensive research, community and healthcare education, advocacy, and service to the cancer community. Through their tireless work, cancer has changed from a certain death sentence to a past diagnosis for more than 14 million cancer survivors.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$897,051,000 $948,700,000 $953,576,000 $916,152,000 $928,869,750

#22 The Nature Conservancy

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Average Revenue per Year: $932.1 Million
The Nature Conservancy was founded in 1951 and is working to protect ecologically important lands and waters around the world. With the help of over 1 million members, the Nature Conservancy has addressed large-scale conservation threats and protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers around the world. The Nature Conservancy includes more than 600 scientists in the US an 35 other countries, working on more than 100 marine projects as well as solutions to climate change, fresh water, oceans, and land conservation in order to protect our world for today and generations to come.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$856,246,824 $925,800,000 $997,037,763 $949,132,306 $932,054,223

#21 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Average Revenue per Year: $933.6 Million
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was founded in 1947 by Sidney Farber with the commitment to provide children and adults with the best cancer treatment while researching tomorrow’s cures. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute does this with its 4,000 employees, 700 clinical trails, and teaching and training tomorrows physicians and scientists with the Harvard Medical School. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute blends the research and clinical sides with excellence with an extensive understanding of cancer diagnoses, cancer treatments, promotion of public health among high-risk populations, and disseminating new therapies and scientific breakthrough to the healthcare world.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$816,459,667 $894,2000,000 $1,002,464,148 $1,021,271,591 $933,598,852

#20 Volunteers of America

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Average Revenue per Year: $980.9 Million
Volunteers of America is a century long, nationwide movement of 16,000 employees and 55,000 volunteers voluntarily committing to engage others in communities with quality service to uphold faith, human dignity, and social justice. VOA does this with a while variety of holistic programs centered on the urgent and long-term needs of communities. These programs include supporting and empowering veterans, at-risk youth, frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from additions.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$916,656,622 $956,000,000 $1,039,407,357 $1,011,510,729 $980,893,652

#19 Food for the Poor

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Average Revenue per Year: $992.2 Million
Food for the Poor was founded in 1982 to provide direct emergency relief assistance to the materially poor and the poor in spirit throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Food for the Poor’s assistance includes clean water projects, providing medicines, distributing educational materials, building homes, support for orphans and the elderly, skills training, micro-enterprise funding, and millions of meals. In short, in its 32 short years, Food for the Poor has provided over $11 billion in aid to the poor with meeting urgent needs as well as supporting poor communities with long-term solutions.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,086,183,871 $1,047,100,000 $938,210,756 $900,123,377 $992,904,501

#18 City of Hope

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.00 Billion
City of Hope and affiliates was founded in 1913 as a comprehensive cancer center dedicated to “making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses.” City of Hope is a leader in providing outstanding patient care, extensive clinical research, and vital education focused on eliminating those diseases and transforming hope into reality. The extensive team at City of Hope includes dedicated healthcare providers, scientists, students, researchers, business professionals, volunteers, and support staff to make it one of the nationally ranked Best Hospitals by US News and World Report.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$891,188,944 $937,200,000 $1,012,628,000 $1,193,553,000 $1,008,642,486

#17 Feeding America

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.01 Billion
Feeding America was founded on the mission to “feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.” Today, Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief nonprofit organization, and with the assistance of local and national food aide programs, feeds over 46 million people across the country. Feeding America desires that no child goes to bed hungry, that all food banks and stocked and efficiently helping our communities, that families have access to nutritious food, and that people can get short-term help when needed.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$607,216,730 $698,000,000 $1,185,002,956 $1,554,156,485 $1,011,094,043

#16 Boy Scouts of America

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.08 Billion
The Boy Scouts of America have been molding boys into tomorrow’s leaders for over a century. The Boy Scouts are a youth development organization that molds and supports young boys to make ethical, value-driven, conscientious, responsible, and productive choices through combining social and educational activities with values and fun. Through over 100,000 individual scouting chartered organizations, Boy Scouts delivers programs that are unique, with life-changing experiences, that urge young boys to think about people, the environment, and systems.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
1,126,125,000 $1,219,300,000 $904,686,000 $1,062,968,000 $1,078,269,750

#15 World Vision

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Average Revenue per Year:$1.08 Billion
World Vision was founded in 1950 as a Christian humanitarian organization providing food and shelter for orphans and has grown over the years to work in 100 countries around the world, serving communities, and tackling issues of poverty and injustice. World Vision has helped more than 4 million children across the world through child sponsorship and community development programs. World Vision works to develop long-term solutions to poverty, advocate for justice for the poorest communities, and continually works face-to-face with the children in their program in order to provide sustainable success.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,221,382,724 $1,026,700,000 $1,055,753,031 $1,009,722,239 $1,078,389,499

#14 Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.11 Billion
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America history dates back to 1916 when its founder opened America’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn. The clinic started with the focus of providing contraceptive advice to the poor immigrant women in the community and has now grown to a trusted healthcare provider with over 700 healthcare centers nationwide. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America strives to offer “vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.” They offer preventive, primary care, contraception counseling, STD testing, cervical and other cancer screenings, education on health, sex, and family planning, as well as advocate for policies to allow access to these programs.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,091,400,000 $1,032,600,000 $1,154,000,000 $1,150,400,000 $1,107,100,000

#13 Smithsonian Institution

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.22 Billion
The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846 with the funds from the estate of a wealthy Englishman and has become the world’s largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian Institution consists of 19 museums, the National Zoo, and 9 research centers, all focused on the mission to increase and diffuse knowledge. The Smithsonian holds a vision to preserve our heritage, discover knowledge, and share resources, and thus has had a significant impact on the arts, humanities, and sciences in the US. The Smithsonian lists its four Grand Challenges as unlocking the mysteries of the universe, understanding and sustaining a biodiverse planet, valuing world cultures, and understanding the American experience.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,114,861,695 $1,203,200,000 $1,240,978,409 $1,315,239,542 $1,218,569,912

#12 Task Force for Global Health

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.24 Billion
The Task Force for Global Health was originally founded in 1984 as an association to support collaboration between large global health organizations in order to improve child wellness and survival strategies around the world. Through the past quarter of a decade, the Task Force for Global Health has expanded it collaborative work with its NGO, government, and private partners to strengthen healthcare systems, to develop and support a plan for global immunization, and to provide resources to treat and eliminate neglected tropical diseases. The Task Force for Global Health seeks to leverage their resources, expertise, and partnerships to achieve global health equity.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$999,668,069 $1,149,762,302 $1,163,443,980 $1,666,797,286 $1,244,917,909

#11 Easter Seals

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.41 Billion
The Easter Seals was originally founded in 1919 by Edgar Allen as the National Society for Crippled Children. The Easter Seals organization is 23,000 caring employees strong working to care for adults and children with mental and physical disabilities or specials needs. With more than 559 sites across the US, The Easter Seals provide services focused on medical rehabilitation, employment and training, children’s services, adult and senior services, and camping and recreation. The Easter Seals offer these services to, and publically advocate for, over a million individuals every year and focus all their efforts on helping those with disabilities achieve personal goals and address life’s challenges.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,270,836,000 $1,359,700,000 $1,402,531,662 $1,618,823,000 $1,412,972,666

#10 Boston Children’s Hospital

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.42 Billion
The Boston Children’s Hospital was started in 1869 as a 20-bed facility and has grown over the past 145 years to a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric healthcare and the world’s largest research enterprise at a pediatric hospital. Boston Children’s mission is to “provide the highest quality care, be the leading source of research and discover, educate the next generation of leaders in child health, and enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our local community.” Boston Children’s carries about this mission with such excellence, that US News and World Report continually ranks them #1 in the evaluated specialties of top children’s hospitals.

2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,395,382,490 $1,472,518,744 $1,378,467,631 $1,415,456,288

#9 Habitat for Humanity International

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.47 Billion
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller as a nonprofit Christian housing organizaion. Habitat uses a concept of “partnership housing” where people work side-by-side to build simple, safe, decent, affordable housing. Habitat sees their work of building homes as providing practical solutions to huge complex issues of the poor, including a lack of housing options, family stability, rising cost of living, and home health and security. Habitat has worked to repair or build over 800,000 houses for over 4 million people around the world in an effort to help fulfill their mission that everyone has a decent place to live.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,342,312,356 $1,540,800,000 $1,490,610,954 $1,492,281,757 $1,466,501,267

#8 Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Average Revenue per Year: $1.50 Billion
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America was founded in 1860 with the mission “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” There are 4,000 individual Boys & Girls Clubs around the nation, offering ongoing adult relationships with programs centered on education and career, character and leadership, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness, and recreations. The Boys and Girls Clubs has offered these developmental and training programs to over 4 million children and teens in order to provide a safe place for them to learn and grow.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$1,469,999,341 $1,499,300,000 1,458,282,307 $1,572,511,548 $1,500,023,299

#7 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Average Revenue per Year: $2.59 Billion
The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a 130 year old private cancer center devoted to patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center uses scientists and health care providers working side-by-side in clinical studies and treatments to provide state of the art treatments in cancer care. In 34 of its most recent years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved 10 drugs that were developed in their labs, a feat unmatched by another cancer center. This innovative care has led them to be ranked by US News and World Report as the number one hospital in the nation for cancer care.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
2,105,580,936 $2,463,740,000 $2,945,144,584 $2,862,138,022 $2,594,150,886

#6 The Salvation Army

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Average Revenue per Year: $3.13 Billion
The Salvation Army was founded in 1852 by William Booth as an international movement of the universal Christian Church. The Salvation Army started out as an organization that gave spiritual direction but has grown with a diverse set of programs, including disaster relief, holiday assistance, AIDS educational and residential services, medical facilities, vocational training, and shelters for battered women and children. The Salvation Army spends 82 cents of each dollar to support these programs and offer aid to e to 30 million people each year.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$2,611,233,000 $3,341,300,000 $3,203,811,000 $3,3353,200,000 $3,127,386,000

#5 American Red Cross

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Average Revenue per Year: $3.37
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization with the mission to prevent and relieve suffering, here at home and around the world. The American Red Cross has five key services at the root of its mission: disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, blood supply, health and safety services, and international services. These services offer immediate aide of shelter, food, and blood as well as long-term educational services including CPR and first aid. These programs reach more than 100 million people around the word, respond to 70,000 disasters across the nation, and support approximately 150,000 military families each year.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$3,301,803,766 $3,587,800,000 $3,452,960,387 $3,154,538,043 >$3,374,275,549

#4 United Way

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Average Revenue per Year: $4.19 Billion
The United Way was founded in 1887 by a woman, a priest, and two ministers as a tool to address city welfare problems. The United Way has a mission to “improve live by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.” Today, the United Way works to address systemic issues that affect education, income, and health. The United Way works to support 1,800 community-based organizations in 45 countries and territories. They work to collect and distribute funds for local charities, coordinate relief services, refer the public to their network of agencies, and make emergency fund assistance.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$4,128,788,364 $4,229,700,000 $4,139,536,549 $4,260,323,560 $4,189,584,618

#3 Goodwill Industries International

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Average Revenue per Year: $4.26 Billion
Goodwill Industries International was founded in 1902 by Rev. Edgar J. Helms with the mission to “enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and fmilies by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.” Goodwill uses a network of 2,700 storefronts that sell donated clothes and household items in order to pay for their job training and career services programs. Last year alone, Goodwill trained 9.8 million people in careers such as IT, banking, and healthcare.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$3,676,033,245 $4,040,300,000 $4,436,965,145 $4,894,712,975 $4,262,002,841

#2 Catholic Charities USA

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Average Revenue per Year: $4.40 Billion
Catholic Charities USA was founded in 1910 with efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities. The mission of CCUSA is “to service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.” Catholic Charities USA provides services and help to millions of people through programs like AmeriCorps Peer Navigation Program, Disaster Operations, Food and Nutrition, Youth Mentoring, Social Innovation, and Housing Counseling.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$4,270,309,450 $4,670,000,000 $4,422,814,987 $4,227,510,561 $4,397,658,750

#1 The YMCA

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Average Revenue per Year: $6.00 Billion
The YMCA was founded in 1844 by George Williams as a nonprofit organization that provides a place of bible study and prayer for young men escaping the streets. The YMCA has grown into more than 27,000 locations focused on “nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.” With its 19,000 full-time employees, the YMCA seeks to strengthen our communities through cooperation and education, enabling youth and adults to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure.

2009 2010 2011 2012 Average
$5,843,926,000 $5,919,300,000 $5,986,057,000 $6,239,518,000 $5,997,200,250

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