State Profile – Missouri

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About This Profile

Across the United States, the charitable sector generates incredible impact on both communities and economies. This profile is a snapshot of major statistics about Missouri’s charitable community. It’s designed to give you a broad sense of the scale and diversity of nonprofits, foundations, and charities across the state. A downloadable PDF version is available above.

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Number of Missouri Nonprofit Organizations

  • All nonprofit organizations: 37,489
  • 501(c)(3) Public Charities (includes some religious organizations): 22,779
  • 501(c)(3) Private and Public Foundations: 2,040
  • Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations*: 12,670

* includes civic leagues, chamber of commerce, veterans organizations, etc

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Economic Impact of the Missouri Nonprofit Sector

  • Employs 261,914 – 11.2% of the state’s workforce
  • Generates $40 billion in annual revenues
  • Holds assets of $84.6 billion
  • Missouri foundations annually give over $784 million
  • Missourians give over $1.1 billion to charity each year

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Public Charities and Foundations Benefit Missouri Communities

Deliver vital community services
The United Way of Central Missouri provided food, shelter, clothing, rental & utility assistance to 7,322 people in crisis in 2017. While 29,803,128 pounds of food were distributed to hungry families in that year alone.

Give voice to the people they serve
Missouri Community Action Network is a statewide association of 19 community action agencies fighting poverty in every county in Missouri. M-CAN provides training and advocacy to promote policies that fight poverty.

Contribute to vibrant communities
Based in Kansas City, Camp Fire is a national leader in youth development. With 187,117 children served nationwide, Camp Fire has 1,271 program sites where young people are learning to shape the world.

Advance solutions for challenges facing society
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Kansas City fund supports programs that promote culture and civic welfare in the city. Increased community engagement and support sustains the impact of their investments over time. The effectiveness and resiliency of pre-K through grade 12 and postsecondary sectors are increased through scalable innovations, like: Parent Power Lab, Great Schools Visits and Change the Odds KC. The Foundation aims to engage at least 3,000 local community members in Foundation-supported initiatives designed to build alignment and interest, and will provide feedback in strategically critical areas.

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Sources

Note: The “nonprofit sector” encompasses organizations that are defined as tax-exempt under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. This includes both public charities and private foundations [501(c)(3)] and other nonprofits such as civic league organizations [501(c)(4)]. Exceptions are noted when relevant.

Employment Information
Best estimate based on available data from the following sources:
Number of nonprofit employees: The 2019 nonprofit employment report, Lester M. Salamon and Chelsea L. Newhouse, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, Nonprofit
Employment Bulletin #47, Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, 2019 {Data is 2016, page 3}
http://ccss.jhu.edu/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2019/01/2019-NP-Employment-Report_FINAL_1.8.2019.pdf

State employment: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, 2010 total employment by state http://www.bls.gov/data/

Number of Nonprofits, Revenue and Assets:
National Center for Charitable Statistics, Number of Nonprofits in Missouri 1999-2009, 2009. {Asset/Revenue data is 2010}
– http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/PubApps/profile1.php?state=MO
– To access data, click on public charities, private foundations and other

Foundation information
The Foundation Center, FC Stats
http://data.foundationcenter.org/#/foundations/all/state:MO/total/list/2015 {Data are 2015}
The Foundation Center, FC Stats: The Foundation Center’s Statistical Information Service, Fiscal Data of Grantmaking by Region and State, 2009. {Data is 2009} http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/statistics/pdf/01_found_fin_data/2009/01_09.pdf

Nonprofit Examples:
United Way of Central Missouri: http://www.unitedwaycemo.org/
Missouri Association for Community Action: http://communityaction.org/
Camp Fire: https://campfire.org/
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation: https://www.kauffman.org/what-we-do/education

As of October 2019

 

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