Arts & Culture

Nonprofit Arts Organizations

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, and San Francisco, 2012 & 2022

Data Source:

Americans for the Arts

National Center for Charitable Statistics

Internal Revenue Service


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

2012 data are from the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) at the Urban Institute, via the Americans for the Arts Local Index. Arts nonprofits are defined by 43 different categories of several major arts-related groups in the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE), and only include organizations that filed the IRS Form 990 in 2009. Arts Establishments include businesses and artists serving the community, and are defined by 44 North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes representative of arts and culture. 2022 data are from the IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract (EO BMF), updated 08/08/2022. Field Service Organizations includes the variety of nonprofit organizations who support arts organizations, providing technical assistance, professional membership, research, and resource development. They include Management & Technical Assistance; Professional Societies & Associations; Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis; Single Organization Support; Fundraising and/or Fund Distribution; Nonmonetary Support Not Elsewhere Classified; Arts Council/Agency; and Arts Service Activities/ Organizations. Media Arts Organizations includes Media, Communications Organizations; Film, Video; Television; Printing, Publishing; and Radio. Performing Arts Organizations includes Performing Arts Organizations; Performing Arts Centers; Dance; Ballet; Theater; Music; Symphony Orchestras; Opera; Singing Choral; Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles; Commemorative Events; and County/Street/Civic/Multi-Arts Fairs and Festivals. Humanities & Heritage Organizations includes Cultural/Ethnic Awareness; Humanities Organizations; and Historical Societies and Related Activities. Collections-Based Organizations include Museum & Museum Activities; Art Museums; Children’s Museums; History Museums; Natural History, Natural Science Museums; Science & Technology Museums; Libraries; Botanical Gardens and Arboreta; and Zoos and Aquariums. Arts Education Organizations include Arts Education/Schools; and Performing Arts Schools.

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