Washington state benefits from a vibrant nonprofit community.

There are more than 32,000 registered nonprofit organizations, with more 700 in Whatcom County alone.  And while it is not possible to find an exact number, nonprofit employment in Washington state is between 200,000 and 300,000, based on various estimates.

There is no such thing as a typical nonprofit. Nonprofits can be all volunteer or can have large staffs with multiple locations.  Missions range from adult education to youth services, from animals to arts and culture, and from indigenous people to immigration and refugees. The common bond is a dedication to serve the people of Washington state.

To explore the rich resources of our nonprofit community, we recommend: