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 3,157,481,991 31,000 1,000
2 Smithsonian Institition 800,950,568 6,000 5,000
3 Corporation for Public Broadcasting 475,118,466 113 113
4 Legal Services Corp. 384,544,860 116 116
5 Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. 248,007,073 313 200
6 Pact Inc. 189,119,354 2,887 90
7 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 173,246,832 575 575
8 World Wildlife Fund 147,186,280 2,500 404
9 National Public Radio 144,872,658 842 691
10 Carnegie Institute for Science 80,109,873 470 190

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.