Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that the number of charities registered with the IRS has increased by over 10% in the past two years to the most recently recorded level f 1.2 million. Here is an excerpt from the article:
The number of groups classified under Section 501(c)(3) has increased by 81 percent since 1996, when the IRS counted a total of 654,186 of them.
The number of all charitable organizations increased by 6 percent from 2006 to 2007; 1.7 percent from 2005 to 2006; 3.5 percent from 2004 to 2005; 4.8 percent from 2003 to 2004; and 6 percent from 2002 to 2003.
For the entire story, see "IRS Says Number of Charities and Foundations Hit 1.2 Million" in the March 24, 2009, issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. In addition, go to the IRS Data Book for 2008 to see all of the statistics.