Nonprofit Business

Fewer than One-Third of Nonprofits have Annual Revenues above $50,000

A well-funded, stable nonprofit sector is integral to a healthy and stable community. Foundations, federal and state grants can provide critical funding for community services and charitable organizations, helping to bridge the gap between government programs and local needs. The nonprofit sector is also a valuable contributor to the local economy, providing jobs, purchasing goods and services from a variety of local businesses, and contributing to local, state and federal taxes. This indicator assesses San Bernardino County’s nonprofit sector, including the number of organizations and per capita revenues and assets. It also tracks federal and foundation grants awarded to the County, and the contribution of the nonprofit sector to the local economy.

How is San Bernardino County Doing?

The number of nonprofit organizations in San Bernardino County continues to increase:
• There were 5,809 registered nonprofit organizations in San Bernardino County in 2015, up 6% from 2014 when 5,480 nonprofits were registered in the county.

• San Bernardino County has 2.7 nonprofit organizations per thousand residents, which is lower than all regions compared except Riverside County and Las Vegas.

• The number of San Bernardino County nonprofit organizations increased 7% over the past 10 years. This is a slower rate of change than all neighboring and peer counties compared, except Los Angeles.

• The largest category of nonprofit organizations in San Bernardino County in 2015 was Religion at 29%, followed by Human Services (24%), Public/Societal Benefit (16%), and Education (13%).