Did you make a New Year’s resolution to give back to the community in 2016? Or, perhaps you want to get a tax write-off for charitable donations next year? Either way, it can be hard to narrow down which charities, hospitals, schools and other nonprofit — or not-for-profit — organizations should receive your donations. If you want to make sure you only donate money to long-standing organizations with many ties in the community, you might be better off donating to one of the biggest nonprofits in your state.
Using the most recent data available from the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), GOBankingRates tracked down some of the largest public charities and nonprofits in each state. Click through to find out which nonprofit is one of the biggest in your state.
1. Alabama: Children’s Hospital of Alabama
- Gross Receipts: $689,758,422
- Total Assets: $807,994,870
The Children’s Hospital of Alabama treats sick and injured children. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Children’s Hospital of Alabama No. 7 in the nation for pediatric specialties. It also ranks No. 23 in the nation for nephrology and No. 26 for pulmonology.
2. Alaska: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
- Gross Receipts: $664,191,335
- Total Assets: $596,344,451
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) opened in 1997 and is owned by all Alaska natives through their tribal governments and regional nonprofit organizations. In early 2017, the ANTHC and Ronald McDonald House Charities plan to open a Ronald McDonald House to primarily serve women with high-risk pregnancies and their babies.
3. Arizona: Banner Health
- Gross Receipts: $8,581,481,374
- Total Assets: $7,822,359,332
Based in Phoenix and founded in 1999, Banner Health operates 29 hospitals and specialized facilities across seven states. It’s also one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the country.
4. Arkansas: Baptist Health
- Gross Receipts: $838,220,736
- Total Assets: $836,163,459
Founded in 1920, Baptist Health’s mission is to assist the uninsured, under-insured and under-served residents by offering health education and risk factor screenings. Recently, the National Research Corporation named the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock a Consumer Choice Award winner for the 20th year in a row.
5. California: Stanford University Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
- Gross Receipts: $30,106,358,334
- Total Assets: $35,227,473,556
The Leland Stanford Junior University was named in memory of the son of then-California Senator Leland Stanford. Stanford’s son died of typhoid fever at age 15. In U.S. News & World Report’s latest university rankings, Stanford came in at No. 4, tied with Columbia University and the University of Chicago.
6. Colorado: Catholic Health Initiatives
- Gross Receipts: $1,938,582,992
- Total Assets: $8,344,042,829
One of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) includes 102 hospitals and operates across 19 states. Recently, CHI received a $463,000 grant to “help enroll uninsured people in health insurance exchanges and Medicaid for 2016,” according to a news release.
7. Connecticut: Yale University
- Gross Receipts: $8,179,206,822
- Total Assets: $32,031,841,267
Founded in 1701, Yale University is a private Ivy League university located in New Haven, Conn. Ranked No. 3 in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Yale received a total of $650 million from donors for the year ending June 30, 2015.
8. Delaware: University of Delaware
- Gross Receipts: $2,763,727,676
- Total Assets: $3,366,023,740
With roots dating back to 1743, the University of Delaware has seven colleges and more than 70 research centers. In January 2016, the university announced it received an alumni gift of $4 million to create the William Severns Jr. Distinguished Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, which will provide research support for a university faculty member.
9. District of Columbia: American National Red Cross
- Gross Receipts: $3,235,813,750
- Total Assets: $3,791,643,231
Those in our nation’s capital love humanitarian and disaster-relief organization, the American National Red Cross. Founded in 1881 in Washington, D.C., the organization also offers health and safety education, international services and a wide-spread blood donation program.
10. Florida: University of Miami
- Gross Receipts: $4,000,192,005
- Total Assets: $3,438,736,549
As a private research university with more than 16,000 students, the University of Miami has more than 11 schools and colleges. For the fiscal year ending May 31, 2015, the university received a total of $196.9 million in gifts and trusts.
11. Georgia: Emory University
- Gross Receipts: $3,505,261,544
- Total Assets: $12,191,767,156
Atlanta-based Emory University has been nationally ranked by the U.S. News & World Report for its schools of business, biological sciences, chemistry, English, history, political science, psychology and more. For fiscal year 2015, total research funding awards came out to $572.4 million.
12. Hawaii: Trustees of the Estate of Bernice Pauahi Bishop
- Gross Receipts: $5,239,191,966
- Total Assets: $9,027,951,453
Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was once nobility of the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawaii and a well-known philanthropist. After she died, her husband Charles Reed Bishop donated money to construct Pauahi’s vision of a “perpetual education institution.” Today, Pauahi’s endowment provides support to Kamehameha Schools.
13. Idaho: St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center
- Gross Receipts: $1,756,289,694
- Total Assets: $1,509,082,323
This not-for-profit health system was named among Healthgrade’s “Top 100 Hospitals for 2015.” St. Luke’s gives millions of dollars back to the community through unreimbursed services, charity care and more.
14. Illinois: Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation
- Gross Receipts: $5,002,042,755
- Total Assets: $6,707,693,122
The largest health care system in the state of Illinois, Advocate Health Care was named one of the nation’s top five large health systems based on quality and has the largest emergency and level I trauma network in Illinois, according to its website.
15. Indiana: Indiana University Foundation
- Gross Receipts: $2,285,393,814
- Total Assets: $2,596,501,499
Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation fosters lifelong relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the continued health of the university as a whole. In December 2015, the foundation announced the arrival of new scholarships thanks to a $2 million gift from Clorox CEO Donald R. Knauss and his wife.
16. Iowa: Central Iowa Hospital Corporation
- Gross Receipts: $1,024,362,758
- Total Assets: $919,259,212
Referred to as UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, this health system is the fifth-largest non-denominational healthy system in the U.S., according to its website
17. Kansas: Stormont-Vail Healthcare Inc
- Gross Receipts: $626,762,514
- Total Assets: $640,070,550
The Stormont-Vail Health Center is the product of a merger between two area health centers. It’s the area’s only level III neonatal intensive care center and the only verified trauma center, according to its website.
18. Kentucky: Baptist Healthcare System Inc
- Gross Receipts: $5,563,932,008
- Total Assets: $2,286,559,034
Headquartered in Louisville, Baptist Health is the largest not-for-profit health system in Kentucky and includes several hospitals, care centers, physician offices and more.
19. Louisiana: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
- Gross Receipts: $5,747,169,570
- Total Assets: $1,710,614,387
The Ochsner Clinic is the largest private not-for-profit health care system in the region, according to its website. Founded in 1942, it encompasses 13 hospitals owned and more than 50 neighborhood health centers.
20. Maine: Maine Medical Center
- Gross Receipts: $2,063,215,506
- Total Assets: $1,226,677,804
Maine Medical is a teaching hospital dedicated to maintaining and improving the health of those within its community. It was named the No. 1 hospital in Maine by U.S. News & World Report.
21. Maryland: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Gross Receipts: $54,421,397,935
- Total Assets: $21,860,329,641
Founded in 1953 by American businessman Howard Hughes, this non-profit medical research organization is a Chevy Chase-based philanthropy dedicated to the advancement of biomedical research and science education.
22. Massachusetts: President and Fellows of Harvard College
- Gross Receipts: $81,487,157,169
- Total Assets: $68,112,313,000
The smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards, the President and Fellows of Harvard College — or the Harvard Corporation — is the oldest corporation in the western hemisphere, according to its website. It was chartered in 1650. Together with the Board of Overseers, the Harvard Corporation acts as the board of trustees to assure that Harvard remains true to its mission.
23. Michigan: William Beaumont Hospital
- Gross Receipts: $3,473,721,583
- Total Assets: $2,818,505,326
The William Beaumont Hospital opened in 1955 with only 238 beds. A major teaching hospital with 40 accredited residencies and fellowships, the hospital was also named a kidney transplant center of excellence.
24. Minnesota: Anne Ray Charitable Trust c/o Jack G. Charney
- Gross Receipts: $1,618,148,489
- Total Assets: $3,824,657,231
The Anne Ray Charitable Trust was founded by the late Margaret Cargill. It supports programs that help others help themselves as wells as causes that might not be well known or have broad financial support.
25. Mississippi: North Mississippi Medical Center Inc
- Gross Receipts: $1,131,100,721
- Total Assets: $997,567,767
The North Mississippi Medical Center offers a wide range of family and internal medicine services. Since opening in 1937, just after the Great Depression and a devastating local tornado, the regional medical center has expanded to serve 24 counties today.
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26. Missouri: Washington University
- Gross Receipts: $7,178,685,367
- Total Assets: $10,799,836,000
Founded in 1853, Washington University is a medium-sized independent university located in St. Louis. Twenty-four Nobel laureates are affiliated with the university, and it spent an impressive $548.7 million for research endeavors in fiscal year 2013.
27. Montana: Billings Clinic
- Gross Receipts: $1,299,990,646
- Total Assets: $664,984,296
Billings Clinic serves residents of Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. It boasts a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a level II emergency and trauma center and has the region’s largest multi-specialty group practice, according to its website.
28. Nebraska: Immanuel
- Gross Receipts: $280,620,387
- Total Assets: $555,942,206
Immanuel Health Systems offers independent and assisted living apartment homes in Nebraska. The Immanuel Foundation is a resident assistance fund that was created to help offset the financial challenges of unexpected resident expenses and other financial difficulties.
29. Nevada: Renown Regional Medical Center
- Gross Receipts: $575,488,264
- Total Assets: $988,663,325
According to its website, the Renown Regional Medical Center is the region’s only center with a trauma center between Sacramento, Calif., and Salt Lake City. It’s also home to the region’s only children’s hospital and emergency room.
30. New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College
- Gross Receipts: $5,252,404,867
- Total Assets: $6,955,925,354
The college’s Board of Trustees oversees Dartmouth’s financial, administrative and academic affairs of the College. Thanks to a recent $10 million gift, Dartmouth College is planning to recruit leading scholar-teachers “to explore the fundamental causes and consequences of extreme poverty …” said the school in a press release.
31. New Jersey: Trustees of Princeton University
- Gross Receipts: $3,258,742,845
- Total Assets: $25,570,601,000
This board of trustees manages Princeton University’s endowment, real estate holdings, instructional programs and admission. Princeton, which is ranked No. 1 in the country by the U.S. News & World Report, has an Annual Giving campaign that’s been around since 1940. Since the first campaign, the university has raised more than $1.19 billion for Princeton.
32. New Mexico: Presbyterian Healthcare Services
- Gross Receipts: $1,925,940,438
- Total Assets: $2,531,397,127
Founded in 1908, Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a system of eight hospitals, 700 healthcare providers and 100 clinics throughout the state of New Mexico.
33. New York: Cornell University
- Gross Receipts: $12,288,968,492
- Total Assets: $12,498,894,139
Ranking No. 15 on U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges rankings, Cornell University raised $672.9 million in fiscal 2015 through its Cornell Now campaign. Since its inception in 2006, the campaign has raised more than $6 billion.
34. North Carolina: Duke University
- Gross Receipts: $12,118,998,124
- Total Assets: $13,105,945,107
A private research university in Durham, N.C., Duke University traces its roots back to 1838. It ranks No. 8 in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings.
35. North Dakota: Sanford
- Gross Receipts: $3,661,920,112
- Total Assets: $2,335,827,341
Sanford Medical Center Health Fargo was founded in 1908. Today, the medical center has the area’s busiest level II trauma center, was rated a top 100 heart hospital, and its children’s hospital was nationally ranked.
36. Ohio: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Gross Receipts: $8,860,672,869
- Total Assets: $10,971,646,595
Ranked one of America’s top five hospitals by U.S. News and World Report in 2015, the hospital’s heart program has been ranked as the No. 1 program for 21 years in a row.
37. Oklahoma: Saint Francis Hospital Inc
- Gross Receipts: $3,580,001,059
- Total Assets: $2,007,706,955
This Catholic-affiliated, Tulsa-based health center has been named Tulsa’s Consumer Choice hospital for 10 years running. With 75 locations and 350 providers throughout eastern Oklahoma, it’s the largest private employer in Tulsa County, according to its website.
38. Oregon: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc
- Gross Receipts: $66,889,601,170
- Total Assets: $16,312,511,712
Although headquartered in Oakland, Calif., the NCCS lists the Portland, Ore., Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. as one of the biggest nonprofits in the state. Kaiser Permanente serves 10.1 million members, making it one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans.
39. Pennsylvania: UPMC Group
- Gross Receipts: $10,387,273,983
- Total Assets: $6,276,733,210
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) runs more than 20 academics, community and specialty hospitals, and offers an array of rehab, retirement and long-term care centers.
40. Rhode Island: Rhode Island Hospital
- Gross Receipts: $2,119,712,007
- Total Assets: $1,293,984,851
Founded in 1863, the Rhode Island Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
41. South Carolina: Palmetto Health
- Gross Receipts: $1,420,970,002
- Total Assets: $1,732,101,707
The largest health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region — according to its website — this health center includes six acute care hospitals, dozens of affiliated clinics and a non-profit foundation.
42. South Dakota: The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
- Gross Receipts: $1,420,287,292
- Total Assets: $1,646,887,969
The largest not-for-profit provider of senior care services in the nation — according to its website — the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society operates more than 240 centers throughout the U.S.
43. Tennessee: Vanderbilt University
- Gross Receipts: $7,214,223,322
- Total Assets: $7,990,839,279
Nashville-based Vanderbilt University is a private research university and medical center. The university and its colleges are consistently ranked high by U.S. News and World Report. Currently, it’s ranked No. 15 in the nation, tied with Cornell and Washington University in St. Louis.
44. Texas: Methodist Hospital
- Gross Receipts: $3,577,667,496
- Total Assets: $5,706,324,838
Houston Methodist is a leading medical center, consistently listed among the best hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
45. Utah: IHC Health Services Inc
- Gross Receipts: $8,851,608,341
- Total Assets: $7,667,884,709
According to Bloomberg Business, IHC Health Services, Inc. was founded in 1982 and runs several hospitals, clinics and health centers in Utah.
46. Vermont: Fletcher Allen Health Care Inc
- Gross Receipts: $1,283,781,086
- Total Assets: $1,228,572,190
Also known as the University of Vermont Medical Center, this organization is part of a four-hospital network that serves patients in Vermont and northern New York. Cancer care, children’s care and cardiovascular care are just some of the areas you can donate to and support the center.
47. Virginia: Inova Health Care Services
- Gross Receipts: $2,146,968,047
- Total Assets: $3,772,297,581
This Falls Church-based health care system has grown from one hospital when it was founded in 1956 to a network of five hospitals with a level I trauma center and a level IV neonatal intensive care unit.
48. Washington: Providence Health & Services Washington
- Gross Receipts: $5,286,334,171
- Total Assets: $7,118,136,633
The third-largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S. — according to its website — this organization aims to provide access to health care for everyone, particularly the “poor and vulnerable.” And its reach isn’t limited to Washington; Providence Health & Services also serves those in Alaska, California, Montana and Oregon.
49. West Virginia: Charleston Area Medical Center Inc
- Gross Receipts: $1,107,844,729
- Total Assets: $889,754,010
Created in 1984, the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Health System is the parent corporation of the Charleston Area Medical Center, the CAMC Foundation, the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and Health Care Financial Services.
50. Wisconsin: Aurora Health Care Inc
- Gross Receipts: $3,626,267,982
- Total Assets: $3,807,291,139
With 15 hospitals and more than 150 clinics, Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care was founded in 1984 when St. Luke’s Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center merged. Some of the organization’s community benefits include medical specialty clinics and advocacy services.
51. Wyoming: Wyoming Medical Center Inc
- Gross Receipts: $233,067,668
- Total Assets: $295,965,882
Founded in 1986 after a major corporate restructuring, Wyoming Medical Center seeks to foster the highest levels of health and wellness within the communities it serves. The organization’s Foundation offers financial and education support to those in need within the community.
All figures were pulled from the organizations’ 2013 Form 990’s found on the NCCS website.
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