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501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organizations

Introduction

Organizations exempt under IRS subsection 501(c)(4) generally fall into one of three broad categories:






There are no limits on the proportion of these organizations' funding that can be spent on lobbying, however,


contributions to them are not tax deductible.

Click here to see the largest and some examples of smaller organizations.

The Numbers (United States)

  • The number of organizations registered with the IRS changed by -0 percent from 115,123 in 2002 to 81,561 in 2012.
  • The number of organizations reporting to the IRS changed -1 percent from 0 in 2002 to 25,884 in 2012.
  • Total revenues for reporting organizations changed by -1 percent from 0 in 2002 to $101,755,885,340 in 2012.
  • Total assets for reporting organizations changed by -1 percent from 0 in 2002 to 129,477,118,203 in 2012.

(Note: Financial data have not been adjusted for inflation.)

Statistical Tables

Registered Organizations

Organizations That File Annually with the IRS

These organizations must have at least $25,000 in gross receipts.

Registered users can create their own custom tables to view organizations in multiple dimensions or explore other information that we have on these organizations. Click here to learn more.