Tennessee
Nonprofits and 501C Tax Exempt Organizations

Numer of Organizations Total
Assets
Total
Income
Highest Asset Amount Average Assets Highest Income Amount Average Income
43,906 $83,281,821,771 $54,765,396,488 $7,990,839,279 $7,078,717 $8,489,564,639 $4,698,743
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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 17,781 $42,923,557,908 501c3
2 501(c)(3) Educational Organization 9,091 $19,853,237,439 501c3
3 501(c)(3) Religious Organization 4,884 $645,867,276 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 1,404 $536,178,300 501c7
6 501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Society, Order or Association 1,136 $65,272,360 501c8
7 501(c)(4) Civic League 1,116 $274,319,740 501c4
8 501(c)(6) Business League 1,077 $515,734,619 501c6
9 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization 1,028 $498,840,264 501c4
10 501(c)(5) Labor Organization 855 $192,511,948 501c5
11 501(c)(19) Post or Organization of War Veterans 680 $81,031,147 501c19
12 501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations 664 $37,397,297 501c10
13 501(c)(6) Board of Trade 375 $193,512,617 501c6
14 501(c)(13) Burial Association 278 $15,551,358 501c13
15 501(c)(5) Agricultural Organization 240 $135,587,849 501c5
16 501(c)(13) Cemetery Company 217 $31,233,822 501c13
17 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals 214 $74,786,219 501c3
18 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Non-Govt. Emps.) 208 $1,024,033,015 501c9
19 501(c)(6) Chamber of Commerce 156 $73,662,939 501c6
20 501(c)(14) Credit Union 126 $10,553,826,441 501c14
21 501(c)(4) Local Association of Employees 53 $1,082,348 501c4
22 501(c)(3) Literary Organization 50 $17,583,207 501c3
23 501(c)(2) Title-Holding Corporation 48 $60,840,611 501c2
24 501(c)(15) Mutual Insurance Company or Assoc. Other Than Life or Marine 34 $60,608,753 501c15
25 501(c)(3) Scientific Organization 33 $94,888,646 501c3
26 501(c)(92) 4947(a)(1) - Private Foundation (Form 990PF Filer) 32 $41,502,729 501c92
27 501(c)(3) Organization for Public Safety Testing 28 $2,765,208 501c3
28 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children 24 $4,270,262 501c3
29 501(c)(12) Organization Like Those on Three Preceding Lines 20 $2,225,017,721 501c12
30 501(c)(1) Government Instrumentality 18 $526,826,375 501c1
31 501(c)(6) Real Estate Board 12 $15,284,318 501c6
32 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Govt. Emps.) 12 $84,857,481 501c9
33 501(c)(12) Mutual Cooperative Telephone Co. 10 $1,015,388,697 501c12
34 501(c)(5) Horticultural Organization 9 $208,585 501c5
35 501(c)(12) Benevolent Life Insurance Assoc. 7 $210,196,147 501c12
36 501(c)(21) Black Lung Trust 4 $0 501c21
37 501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Trust or Plan 3 $8,336,849 501c17
38 501(c)(12) Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Co. 3 $4,942,633 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 $31,413,956 501c29
False - none - No Classification 143 $51,068,025

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