Nonprofits Making a Difference in North Carolina

Nonprofits provide 1 out of 10 jobs in North Carolina by employing more than 400,000 people. Only the retail trade, manufacturing, and accommodation and food services industries are larger than the nonprofit sector.  Nonprofit employees’ incomes are put back into the economy in the form of income, sales and property taxes, and homes and consumer goods.


Add the services provided by the approximately 2.5 million people who volunteer in NC nonprofits, and the impact is truly profound. From arts to education and more, the needed and valuable services provided by workers in the nonprofit sector enhance the fabric of NC communities.

Visit the N.C. Center for Nonprofits website to download their first ever comprehensive report about the economic impact of 501(c)(3) nonprofits in our state.

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