2022 Nonprofit Economic Impact Report

Nonprofit Association of Washington’s 2022 Nonprofit Economic Impact Report showcases data on jobs and wages at 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Washington State. The written report and interactive maps below demonstrate the scope and economic impact of our sector as well as trends in employment during 2021. We invite you to explore the statewide data as well as zoom in on a specific subsector or geographic region.

Key Statistics

Nonprofits in Washington State employed 235,118 people in 2021, 7% of the workforce of Washington.

Nonprofits paid over $16 billion in wages and leveraged volunteer labor valued at approximately $4 billion in 2021.

2022 Economic Impact Report

2022 Nonprofit Economic Impact Report

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Nonprofits Serve All Parts of Washington State

Explore this map to see how nonprofits are distributed across our state and connect with nonprofits in your local community.

Nonprofits Are Vital To Washington

The charitable nonprofit sector contributes to the overall health and vitality of every community in Washington State. The economic impact of the sector is less often recognized. The statistics available in the links below show the scope and importance of nonprofits as major employers, and outline how nonprofit employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The focus of this data is on charitable nonprofits, also known as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations.

Nonprofit Fundamentals

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