Tennessee
Nonprofits and 501C Tax Exempt Organizations

  • Organization Count: 47,888
  • Assets Total: $83,912,176,337
  • Income Total: $49,585,505,833
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  • Highest Asset Amount $6,342,629,407
  • Average Asset Amount $8,280,331
  • Highest Income Amount $9,100,252,528
  • Average Income Amount $4,879,050

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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 20,225 $46,123,831,360 501c3
2 501(c)(3) Educational Organization 9,815 $18,033,706,496 501c3
3 501(c)(3) Religious Organization 5,246 $684,370,602 501c3
4 501(c)(90) 4947(a)(2) - Charitable Trust (Form 990 Filer) 1,831 $0 501c90
5 501(c)(7) Pleasure, Recreational, or Social Club 1,631 $549,969,801 501c7
6 501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Society, Order or Association 1,157 $60,287,640 501c8
7 501(c)(4) Civic League 1,118 $285,229,096 501c4
8 501(c)(6) Business League 1,113 $525,737,064 501c6
9 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization 1,057 $169,348,191 501c4
10 501(c)(5) Labor Organization 871 $149,513,405 501c5
11 501(c)(19) Post or Organization of War Veterans 715 $76,350,307 501c19
12 501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations 661 $38,135,067 501c10
13 501(c)(6) Board of Trade 386 $216,395,289 501c6
14 501(c)(13) Burial Association 289 $12,263,659 501c13
15 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals 247 $78,773,221 501c3
16 501(c)(5) Agricultural Organization 240 $74,582,846 501c5
17 501(c)(13) Cemetery Company 221 $34,043,259 501c13
18 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Non-Govt. Emps.) 217 $988,797,427 501c9
19 501(c)(6) Chamber of Commerce 162 $81,573,578 501c6
20 501(c)(14) Credit Union 126 $11,654,417,669 501c14
21 501(c)(4) Local Association of Employees 53 $1,435,306 501c4
22 501(c)(3) Literary Organization 52 $14,230,541 501c3
23 501(c)(2) Title-Holding Corporation 51 $62,841,321 501c2
24 501(c)(15) Mutual Insurance Company or Assoc. Other Than Life or Marine 34 $23,258,614 501c15
25 501(c)(92) 4947(a)(1) - Private Foundation (Form 990PF Filer) 34 $41,071,505 501c92
26 501(c)(3) Organization for Public Safety Testing 31 $2,953,315 501c3
27 501(c)(3) Scientific Organization 31 $89,554,400 501c3
28 501(c)(3) Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children 27 $4,874,204 501c3
29 501(c)(12) Organization Like Those on Three Preceding Lines 20 $2,307,261,355 501c12
30 501(c)(1) Government Instrumentality 19 $7,345,385 501c1
31 501(c)(6) Real Estate Board 12 $14,784,612 501c6
32 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (Govt. Emps.) 12 $93,545,494 501c9
33 501(c)(12) Mutual Cooperative Telephone Co. 10 $1,041,214,165 501c12
34 501(c)(5) Horticultural Organization 9 $272,381 501c5
35 501(c)(12) Benevolent Life Insurance Assoc. 7 $210,082,610 501c12
36 501(c)(21) Black Lung Trust 4 $0 501c21
37 501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Trust or Plan 3 $8,628,465 501c17
38 501(c)(12) Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Co. 3 $4,128,311 501c12
39 501(c)(29) ACA 1322 Qualified Nonprofit Health Insurance Issuers 2 $104,129,346 501c29
40 501(c)(25) Title Holding Co. for Pensions, etc. 1 $0 501c25
False - none - No Classification 145 $43,239,030
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