Funding

Aug. 10, 2018 1:00 pm

These are Philadelphia’s 50 biggest nonprofits by income

An updated ranking — though, once again, Penn tops the list (by far).

University of Pennsylvania.

(Photo by Julie Zeglen)

Scale is important for understanding any community.

Philadelphia’s 8,000+ nonprofits vary drastically in size, scope and mission, but some stand way, way apart from the rest. Last year, Generocity published a list of the 25 biggest nonprofits in Philadelphia; this year, we went bigger.

But first, some context:

  • Size doesn’t equal impactNonprofit Center at LaSalle University ED Laura Otten was sure to emphasize this when we sought out her advice ahead of publishing this list: “Bigness doesn’t correlate with effectiveness any more than name recognition does.” After all, big organizations can still fail.
  • But impact is hard to track — And there’s certainly no line for it on the 990. The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services’ new program teaching grantees to track outcomes is just one attempt to to solve for this tricky problem.
  • Several orgs’ tax forms are from 2016 — There’s no truly ideal time to publish this list so its numbers are up-to-date; some nonprofits’ fiscal years correspond with the calendar, but many don’t, and universities, especially, almost never do. Nonprofits may take months (or more) to upload their latest forms. Below, only the orgs with asterisks next to their names have 2017 forms listed — and one, North Philadelphia Health System, comes from 2015.
  • There’s not much variation among the top 25 — As noted last year, Philly is commonly known as an “eds and meds” capital. Still true.
  • The Philadelphia University/Thomas Jefferson University merger didn’t take effect until July 1, 2017 — So the subsequent change in TJU’s income and assets won’t be visible until its 2018 form is released.
  • Reminder — For-profits don’t need to publicly publish their tax forms any more than you, an individual, do. Most nonprofits must.
  • We’ll be following up with a list of these nonprofits’ CEOs and executive directors, and their pay — Because we’re curious, and we know you are, too.

And now, here are the 50 biggest nonprofits incorporated in Philadelphia, according to income and assets and as ranked by nonprofit tax form hub GuideStar:

From our Partners

1. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Income — $13,927,559,511
  • Assets — $19,054,006,000

2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Income — $2,408,300,218
  • Assets —$4,186,273,646

3. Temple University

  • Income — $2,321,455,000
  • Assets — $3,268,114,000

4. Health Partners Plans Inc.

  • Income — $2,056,916,117
  • Assets — $624,496,249

5. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

  • Income — $1,752,207,349
  • Assets — $2,091,726,673

6. Drexel University

  • Income — $1,492,675,772
  • Assets — $1,964,575,637

7. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation

  • Income — $1,369,553,451
  • Assets — $2,018,602,622

8. Pew Charitable Trust*

  • Income — $1,337,693,434
  • Assets — $1,273,723,150

9. Albert Einstein Health Network Group Letter Ruling

  • Income — $1,215,842,039
  • Assets — $1,333,519,579

10. Temple University Hospital Inc.

  • Income — $1,192,904,847
  • Assets — $737,213,221

11. Community Behavioral Health

  • Income — $919,571,893
  • Assets — $162,878,853

12. American Bible Society*

  • Income — $716,641,664
  • Assets — $774,009,922

13. Carpenters’ Health & Welfare Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity*

  • Income — $704,221,200
  • Assets — $348,150,507

14. Presbyterian Medical Center of the University of Pennsylvania Health

  • Income — $690,075,776
  • Assets — $700,348,859

15. Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System

  • Income — $658,950,091
  • Assets — $732,605,917

16.Thomas Jefferson University

  • Income — $605,282,824
  • Assets — $2,183,647,224

17. Aria Health

  • Income — $502,871,415
  • Assets — $981,589,786

18. Jefferson University Physicians

  • Income — $418,098,057
  • Assets — $224,116,215

19. GlaxoSmithKline Patient Access Programs Foundation

  • Income — $390,121,702
  • Assets — $29,737,574

20. Saint Joseph’s University

  • Income — $383,324,342
  • Assets — $767,193,600

21. American Oncologic Hospital

  • Income — $358,244,960
  • Assets — $169,445,967

22. Pew Memorial Trust

  • Income — $294,501,777
  • Assets — $2,859,342,812

23. Children’s Health Care Associates Inc.

  • Income —$282,174,020
  • Assets — $90,673,242

24. Resources for Human Development, Inc.

  • Income— $261,392,705
  • Assets — $67,927,432

25. La Salle University*

  • Income — $232,537,567
  • Assets — $291,139,117

26. National Board of Medical Examiners

  • Income — $222,853,776
  • Assets — $361,484,921

27. Jeanes Hospital

  • Income — $177,878,535
  • Assets — $87,297,847

28. District Council 33 Health-Welfare*

  • Income — $176,552,295
  • Assets — $33,043,299

29. Public Health Management Corporation*

  • Income — $155,475,759
  • Assets — $61,770,783

30. Nazareth Hospital

  • Income — $154,676,621
  • Assets — $67,523,838

31. Welfare Benefits Funding Plan for Employees of Temple University

  • Income — $153,363,292
  • Assets — $314,582,044

32. Law Enforcement Health Benefits Inc.*

  • Income — $146,913,642
  • Assets — $87,800,421

33. Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Income — $143,129,684
  • Assets — $962,537,055

34. The University of the Arts

  • Income — $142,043,143
  • Assets — $168,526,199

35. E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

  • Income — $141,400,877
  • Assets — $202,549,801

36. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Income — $141,205,113
  • Assets — $142,059,754

37. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia*

  • Income — $139,586,889
  • Assets — $429,039,347

38. Philadelphia University

  • Income — $138,904,489
  • Assets — $249,502,079

39. The Philadelphia Foundation

  • Income — $134,041,013
  • Assets — $339,382,080

40. Independence Public Media of Philadelphia Inc.

  • Income — $132,734,290
  • Assets — $132,106,133

41. Temple University Health System Inc.*

  • Income — $131,525,202
  • Assets — $651,332,511

42. Neubauer Family Foundation

  • Income — $130,220,057
  • Assets — $394,528,867

43. Children’s Surgical Associates Ltd.

  • Income — $126,400,439
  • Assets — $99,155,176

44. William Penn Foundation

  • Income — $117,026,835
  • Assets — $2,287,874,079

45. Aria Health Physician Services

  • Income — $110,828,328
  • Assets — $74,449,280

46. North Philadelphia Health System

  • Income — $107,471,477
  • Assets —$44,189,495

47. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

  • Income — $103,933,860
  • Assets — $37,156,381

48. Wistar Institute of Anatomy & Biology

  • Income — $103,828,000
  • Assets —$274,280,000

49. Albert Einstein Health Network*

  • Income — $103,811,125
  • Assets — $80,214,538

50. Caring People Alliance

  • Income — $98,837,115
  • Assets — $5,855,755
-30-

From our Partners

Standing in the Gaps

Empowering Healing and Growth: Create Safe Spaces for Young People

A Generocity update, and our 2023 editorial calendar

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Meet Kim Andrews, new executive director for The Fund for Women and Girls

Philadelphia, Pa

Community Legal Services

Housing Unit: CO-Managing Attorney

Apply Now
Philadelphia, Pa

Community Legal Services

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Apply Now
Philadelphia, Pa

Community Legal Services

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE ACCOUNTANT

Apply Now

Scribe explores oral history in ‘Power Politics’ series, funds emerging media makers

6 things we know about you

Adult learners need digital literacy, too

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Be the leader to bring a 26-year mission into the future in Chester County

Philadelphia, Pa

Community Legal Services

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST

Apply Now
Philadelphia, Pa

Community Legal Services

ACCOUNTING CLERK – PART TIME

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Fairmount Park Conservancy

Director of Landscapes

Apply Now
   
       
       

Subscribe to Generocity

       
* indicates required