An analysis of the tax records of nonprofits for 2014-2015 gives an overview of a fiscally healthy nonprofit sector that shows animals rights and the environment have the "biggest winners".
"Our analysis of changes in gross receipts for organizations filing a Form 990 or 990-EZ in 2013 and 2014 shows an increasingly healthy nonprofit sector. In 2014, 37 percent of public charities saw an increase in gross receipts of more than 10 percent from the previous year—the highest share since the Great Recession. On the opposite end of the spectrum, 28 percent of public charities saw more than a 10 percent drop in gross receipts during 2014—the lowest share since its peak in 2009 when 35 percent of public charities fell into this category.
"A closer look at Forms 990 and 990-EZ by sector reveals which types of nonprofits were the biggest winners and losers in 2014."--Amy Blackwood, the Urban Institute