Maryland is well represented when it comes to the more than one-million nonprofits across the United States. The National Center for Charitable Statistics reports there were 1.4 million tax-exempt organizations in the U.S. in 2012. Among those groups are 32,000 nonprofits based here in Maryland.
Maryland Nonprofits, based in Baltimore, says more than half of the organizations here are staffed entirely by volunteers. Our state, according to the group, ranks high when it comes to volunteerism. They say Maryland is sixth in the nation for the number of volunteers hours.
Most of Maryland's nonprofits aren't huge moneymakers when it comes to donations although they do contribute heavily to the state's economy. Maryland Nonprofits tells us only about 15% of nonprofits have more than $100,000 in annual revenue.
Approximately 260,000 nonprofit jobs exist in our state. That breaks down to one in 10 Marylanders being employed by a nonprofit.