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501(C) Classification Totals

  • • The following table is a list of 501(c) classifications and the number of organizations in the US granted an exempt status under that classification.
    • The 501(c) section of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 defines the category under which an organization may be tax exempt.
Classification Description Organization Count Organization Assets
501(c)(3) Charitable Organization 925,859 $2,900,896,696,163 501c3
501(c)(3) Educational Organization 280,231 $830,738,639,116 501c3
501(c)(3) Religious Organization 251,706 $57,672,410,915 501c3
501(c)(90) 4947(a)(2) - Charitable Trust (Form 990 Filer) 127,499 $119,295,729,606 501c90
501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Society, Order or Association 75,615 $131,968,578,087 501c8
501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization 75,288 $60,478,213,421 501c4
501(c)(7) Pleasure, Recreational, or Social Club 70,794 $26,993,421,884 501c7
501(c)(4) Civic League 60,190 $30,097,916,475 501c4
501(c)(6) Business League 54,295 $40,395,766,355 501c6
501(c)(5) Labor Organization 52,898 $26,985,004,125 501c5
501(c)(19) Post or Organization of War Veterans 47,498 $3,265,691,751 501c19
501(c)(6) Board of Trade 25,685 $30,443,296,082 501c6
501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations 21,673 $2,790,539,433 501c10
501(c)(5) Agricultural Organization 13,771 $8,604,919,954 501c5
501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Non-Govt. Emps.) 10,941 $215,489,436,313 501c9
501(c)(6) Chamber of Commerce 7,949 $2,719,041,352 501c6
501(c)(92) 4947(a)(1) - Private Foundation (Form 990PF Filer) 7,855 $8,204,074,282 501c92
501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals 7,496 $11,878,443,739 501c3
501(c)(2) Title-Holding Corporation 6,687 $16,240,063,957 501c2
501(c)(13) Burial Association 6,424 $2,973,470,945 501c13
501(c)(13) Cemetery Company 4,981 $7,728,695,261 501c13
501(c)(4) Local Association of Employees 4,712 $1,752,992,567 501c4
501(c)(14) Credit Union 3,772 $590,034,359,260 501c14
501(c)(3) Literary Organization 3,179 $7,125,465,640 501c3
501(c)(3) Scientific Organization 2,515 $18,626,421,465 501c3
501(c)(12) Organization Like Those on Three Preceding Lines 2,341 $92,548,580,204 501c12
501(c)(12) Benevolent Life Insurance Assoc. 1,965 $32,643,443,501 501c12
501(c)(12) Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Co. 1,906 $5,184,052,839 501c12
501(c)(15) Mutual Insurance Company or Assoc. Other Than Life or Marine 1,682 $3,667,748,198 501c15
501(c)(25) Title Holding Co. for Pensions, etc. 1,680 $32,342,621,994 501c25
501(c)(3) Organization for Public Safety Testing 1,385 $2,456,964,623 501c3
501(c)(5) Horticultural Organization 1,278 $572,917,390 501c5
501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children 1,247 $625,619,029 501c3
501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Govt. Emps.) 1,037 $6,534,121,765 501c9
501(c)(1) Government Instrumentality 605 $6,332,531,225 501c1
501(c)(6) Real Estate Board 588 $1,044,262,459 501c6
501(c)(12) Mutual Cooperative Telephone Co. 355 $9,715,710,467 501c12
501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Trust or Plan 340 $315,144,127 501c17
501(c)(40) Apostolic and Religious Org. (501(d)) 229 $0 501c40
501(c)(14) Other Mutual Corp. or Assoc. 82 $12,081,790,629 501c14
501(c)(21) Black Lung Trust 28 $0 501c21
501(c)(29) ACA 1322 Qualified Nonprofit Health Insurance Issuers 19 $59,823,009 501c29
501(c)(16) Corp. Financing Crop Operations 18 $573,476,199 501c16
501(c)(50) Cooperative Hospital Service Organization (501(e)) 15 $492,453,295 501c50
501(c)(27) State-Sponsored Workers' Compensation Reinsurance 13 $7,023,518,978 501c27
501(c)(26) State-Sponsored High Risk Health Insurance Organizations 12 $202,851,903 501c26
501(c)(11) Teachers Retirement Fund Assoc. 11 $1,215,072,174 501c11
501(c)(20) Legal Service Organization 7 $666,670 501c20
501(c)(23) Veterans Assoc. Formed Prior to 1880 3 $3,734,363,194 501c23
501(c)(18) Employee Funded Pension Trust (Created Before 6/25/59) 2 $1,112,259,812 501c18
501(c)(24) Trust Described in Sect. 4049 of ERISA 1 $0 501c24
501(c)(60) Cooperative Service Organization of Operating Educational Organization (501(f)) 1 $0 501c60
501(c)(71) Charitable Risk Pool 1 $20,154,857 501c71
501(c)(81) Qualified State-Sponsored Tuition Program 1 $0 501c81

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