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NJNP – Data & Reports

The New Jersey nonprofit sector contributes to the social and economic well-being of the state and its residents in various ways. The nonprofit community serves fundamental needs and is often the source of innovative solutions to pressing public problems. Nearly every resident of New Jersey benefits from what nonprofits do to enhance residents’ daily lives (such as caring for the most vulnerable people, educating youth and adults, organizing for social change, and providing spiritual fulfillment). 

The New Jersey nonprofit sector is also a crucial economic force in the state. The sector employs approximately 300,000 workers, representing more than 7% of the state’s workforce (New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 2016). In 2015, New Jersey nonprofit organizations had over $126 billion assets and over $56 billion in income (Internal Revenue Service, 2016).

Over the last two decades, the New Jersey nonprofit sector has experienced unprecedented growth. Between 1995 and 2015 the number of New Jersey nonprofit organizations increased by approximately 50% and total revenues of reporting nonprofits grew by over 150%.