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December 13, 2010 • Issue 10:12:01


The top 25 U.S.-based charities

In December, along with holiday shopping, many individuals and businesses are making decisions about their year-end charitable donations. Have you ever wondered which nonprofits are getting the most support? Here is a chart of the 25 largest U.S. charities, ranked by The Nonprofit Times according to each organization's total 2009 income.

RankNameCategoryTotal 2009 Income ($ in millions)Percent of total expenses spent on programsWebsite
1YMCA of the USASocial services5,843.984.1www.ymca.net
2Catholic Charities USASocial services4,270.385.2www.catholiccharities.org
3United WaySocial services4,128.886.2www.unitedway.org
4Goodwill Industries InternationalSocial services3,676.081www.goodwill.org
5American Red CrossSocial services3,301.891.9www.redcross.org
6The Salvation ArmySocial services2,611.281.7www.salvationarmyusa.org
7Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterHospital/med center2,188.394.4 www.mskcc.org
8Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaYouth1,470.081.8 www.bgca.org
9Habitat for Humanity InternationalSocial services1,342.384.7www.habitat.org
10Easter SealsHealth1,270.885.9 www.easterseals.com
11World VisionRelief/development1,221.488.1 www.wvi.org
12AmeriCares FoundationRelief/development1,192.799.1www.americares.org
13Feed the ChildrenRelief/development1,189.293www.feedthechildren.org
14Boy Scouts of AmericaYouth1,126.186.8www.scouting.org
15Smithsonian Institution Museums1,114.958 www.si.edu
16Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaHealth1,091.483.3www.plannedparenthood.org
17Food For The PoorRelief/development1,086.296.9 www.foodforthepoor.org
18Volunteers of AmericaSocial services916.789 www.voa.org
19American Cancer SocietyHealth897.172 www.cancer.org
20City of Hope and affiliatesHospital/med center891.283.2www.cityofhope.org
21The Nature ConservancyEnvironment856.277.8www.nature.org
22Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteHospital/med center816.585.7www.dfci.harvard.edu
23Catholic Relief ServicesRelief/development777.395.2www.catholicrelief.org
24Girl Scouts of the USA*Youth752.781.8www.girlscouts.org
25United States Fund for UNICEFRelief/development746.294.7www.unicefusa.org
* Fiscal year end 2008Source:The Nonprofit Times
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