Tennessee
Nonprofits and 501C Tax Exempt Organizations

Numer of Organizations Total
Assets
Total
Income
Highest Asset Amount Average Assets Highest Income Amount Average Income
41,054 $78,188,332,687 $47,047,610,055 $7,437,841,959 $6,829,520 $5,997,520,531 $4,148,492
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501(C) Classification Totals

  • • The following table is a list of 501(c) classifications and the number of organizations in Tennessee granted an exempt status under that classification.
    • The 501(c) section of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 defines the category under which an organization may be tax exempt.
# Classification Description Organization Count Organization Assets
1 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization 16,165 $39,995,403,214 501c3
2 501(c)(3) Educational Organization 8,730 $18,738,930,340 501c3
3 501(c)(3) Religious Organization 4,430 $808,068,565 501c3
4 501(c)(90) 4947(a)(2) - Charitable Trust (Form 990 Filer) 1,831 $1,098,596,662 501c90
5 501(c)(7) Pleasure, Recreational, or Social Club 1,188 $470,368,909 501c7
6 501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Society, Order or Association 1,127 $61,582,174 501c8
7 501(c)(4) Civic League 1,094 $272,950,705 501c4
8 501(c)(6) Business League 1,053 $491,465,765 501c6
9 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization 996 $497,022,034 501c4
10 501(c)(5) Labor Organization 857 $198,215,411 501c5
11 501(c)(19) Post or Organization of War Veterans 666 $82,811,852 501c19
12 501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations 658 $42,927,921 501c10
13 501(c)(6) Board of Trade 350 $178,454,659 501c6
14 501(c)(13) Burial Association 262 $15,139,165 501c13
15 501(c)(5) Agricultural Organization 237 $131,875,856 501c5
16 501(c)(13) Cemetery Company 218 $29,484,147 501c13
17 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Non-Govt. Emps.) 203 $972,761,297 501c9
18 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals 189 $70,545,420 501c3
19 501(c)(6) Chamber of Commerce 148 $73,159,028 501c6
20 501(c)(14) Credit Union 126 $9,730,262,994 501c14
21 501(c)(4) Local Association of Employees 49 $781,152 501c4
22 501(c)(3) Literary Organization 47 $17,911,355 501c3
23 501(c)(2) Title-Holding Corporation 43 $16,212,055 501c2
24 501(c)(15) Mutual Insurance Company or Assoc. Other Than Life or Marine 34 $59,899,715 501c15
25 501(c)(3) Scientific Organization 31 $88,411,048 501c3
26 501(c)(92) 4947(a)(1) - Private Foundation (Form 990PF Filer) 31 $40,943,798 501c92
27 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children 23 $4,142,083 501c3
28 501(c)(3) Organization for Public Safety Testing 22 $2,410,918 501c3
29 501(c)(12) Organization Like Those on Three Preceding Lines 21 $2,122,823,857 501c12
30 501(c)(1) Government Instrumentality 17 $526,669,098 501c1
31 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Govt. Emps.) 12 $74,430,081 501c9
32 501(c)(6) Real Estate Board 11 $13,406,895 501c6
33 501(c)(12) Mutual Cooperative Telephone Co. 10 $973,738,379 501c12
34 501(c)(5) Horticultural Organization 8 $196,260 501c5
35 501(c)(12) Benevolent Life Insurance Assoc. 6 $205,779,180 501c12
36 501(c)(21) Black Lung Trust 4 $0 501c21
37 501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Trust or Plan 3 $7,747,478 501c17
38 501(c)(12) Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Co. 3 $5,066,844 501c12
39 501(c)(25) Title Holding Co. for Pensions, etc. 1 $0 501c25
40 501(c)(29) ACA 1322 Qualified Nonprofit Health Insurance Issuers 1 $1,743,903 501c29
False - none - No Classification 149 $65,992,470

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