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ALL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS                                |      69,310


501(c)(3) PRIVATE AND PUBLIC FOUNDATIONS          |       5,960

OTHER 501(c) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS *           |      12,695 *

Economic Impact of Florida’s Nonprofit Sector

  • Employs 429,800 people, 7% of the state’s workforce
  • Generates more than $86 billion in annual revenues
  • Holds assets of nearly $192.9 billion
  • Florida foundations annually give over $1.4 billion
  • Floridians give $11.1 billion to charity each year, representing 3.4 percent of household income

Public Charities and Foundations Benefit Florida Communities

Deliver vital community services

At last count, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA provided more than $7 million in the community to serve over 45,000 vulnerable individuals. The Tampa Y has seen many achievements for the area’s youth. In less than six months in 2015, a new initiative called the Veggie Van took fruits and veggies directly to more than 1,272 kids in food deserts. And, the Tampa Y’s reading mentoring program improved the reading skills for the nearly 300 K-3 rd graders who participated, with 78% reading at grade level at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Advance solutions for challenges facing society

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s Walk-In-Now program, sponsored in part by Allegany Franciscan Ministries, aims to reduce the number of emergency room visits in area hospitals by providing quality clinical care, prescription assistance, and health education services to lowincome residents. Within months of the program’s launch, the clinic served nearly 3,000 patients, with a monthly average of 293 visits.

Contribute to youth development

Working with United Ways and Women’s Leadership Councils in 10 Florida communities, The Children’s Movement of Florida, a non-partisan grassroots movement of Floridians insisting on increased investment in the first five years of all children’s lives, has completed Year One of ReadingPals. This statewide early literacy initiative has a goal of increasing third-grade reading scores. More than 1,700 volunteers from across the state have committed 22,750 hours working with students, from pre-K to grade three, in a structured reading and mentoring program.

Provide Jobs to People with Disabilities and Special Needs
Goodwill Industries of South Florida is a nonprofit organization with a social mission that provides training, employment and job placement for people with disabilities. A 95% self-sustaining organization, Goodwill operates a variety of business solutions: retail stores, donation centers, apparel manufacturing, custodial services, commercial laundry and other business services. Last year, they helped almost 5,000 people with disabilities: 1,200 were placed in jobs, 1,750 received employment support, and 2,000 additional people had other positive outcomes.


Employment Information
Best estimate based on available data from the following sources:

Number of nonprofit employees: Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment During a Decade of Turmoil, Lester Salamon and S.Wojciech Sokolowski, Stephanie L. Geller, Nonprofit Employment Bulletin #39, Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, 2012 http://ccss.jhu.edu/publications-findings?did=369 {Data is 2010, page 3}

State employment: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, 2010 total employment by state http://www.bls.gov/data/

Number of Nonprofits
Urban Institute, National Center for Charitable Statistics, State Summary reports http://www.nccs.urban.org/statistics/profiles.cfm {Data are 2013}

Asset and Revenues
Urban Institute, National Center for Charitable Statistics, "Registered Nonprofit Organizations by State (BMF 12/2015)" http://nccsweb.urban.org/tablewiz/bmf.php {Data are 2015}

Foundation Giving
The Foundation Center, FC Stats: "Foundation Stats: Total Grantmaking Foundations"
http://data.foundationcenter.org/#/foundations/all/state:FL/total/list/2013 {Data are 2013}

Individual Giving
How America Gives, 2014. The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
https://philanthropy.com/interactives/how-america-gives {Data are 2012}

Nonprofit examples:
The YMCA of Tampa: http://www.tampaymca.org/AnnualReports/2014_Annual_Report.pdf
Allegany Franciscan Ministries: http://afmfl.org/success-stories/walk-now-program/"
Children’s Movement in Florida: http://childrensmovementflorida.org/about/progress_report
Goodwill of Southern Florida