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

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