Post 200 The guide to the region's top businesses

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The Post 200 is an annual snapshot of the companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations that power our local economy. Here's a look at this year's list.

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Rank   Name   Money spent on programs ($)   Total employees   Local employees  
1 American Red Cross 3157481991 31000 1000
2 Smithsonian Institition 800950568 6000 5000
3 Corporation for Public Broadcasting 475118466 113 113
4 Legal Services Corp. 384544860 116 116
5 Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. 248007073 313 200
6 Pact Inc. 189119354 2887 90
7 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 173246832 575 575
8 World Wildlife Fund 147186280 2500 404
9 National Public Radio 144872658 842 691
10 Carnegie Institute for Science 80109873 470 190

Research, relief, media and advocacy groups help make up the list of Washington’s largest nonprofit organizations. They were ranked by the amount of money they spent on programs in 2011, based on an analysis of available data by the research group GuideStar USA.

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.