non·​prof·​it | \ ˌnän-ˈprä-fət How to pronounce nonprofit (audio) \

Definition of nonprofit

: not conducted or maintained for the purpose of making a profit a nonprofit organization a nonprofit research center

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nonprofit noun

Examples of nonprofit in a Sentence

a nonprofit group that provides care to recovering drug addicts Schools don't pay sales tax on supplies because they have nonprofit status.

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Most Read Local Stories Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. Jonel Aleccia, The Seattle Times, "State laws ban surprise medical bills. A Washington woman got one for $227,000 — and fought back.," 30 Mar. 2019 Getty Images This weekend, actress and humanitarian Katie Holmes shared several photos from her recent trip to the Moria Refugee Camp in Greece as part of her work a global ambassador for the nonprofit group Artolution. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Shares Photos of Her and Suri Cruise Volunteering at a Syrian Refugee Camp in Greece," 23 Mar. 2019 The nonprofit says there are only 100,000 giraffes in the wild. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "San Antonio Zoo wants to save Toys R Us’ Geoffrey from extinction," 29 June 2018 The legislation will authorize the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create new research centers at universities, federal laboratories, and nonprofit research institutes, according to a committee spokesperson. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Updated: Quantum physics gets attention—and brighter funding prospects—in Congress," 27 June 2018 Established in 1939 and now housed in nine buildings on a 35-acre campus, the nonprofit Perry Tech is one of the nation’s brightest trade school success stories. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The State of American Trade Schools," 13 Mar. 2019 The expansion will help World Central Kitchen exceed the 6,000 to 8,000 federal workers that the nonprofit and its partners have been feeding each day in Washington. Tim Carman, The Seattle Times, "Americans nationwide help feed federal workers as shutdown enters 2nd month," 23 Jan. 2019 Windle Trust Kenya, the nonprofit that runs Kakuma’s secondary schools in partnership with UNHCR, lacks the money to do more than triage. Sarah Butrymowicz, Marie Claire, "Refugee Girls Want to Change the World. Will We Let Them?," 7 Jan. 2019 According to nutritional research from the nonprofit The Organic Center, rye has more nutrients per 100-calorie serving than any other whole grain. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018

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First Known Use of nonprofit

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonprofit was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of nonprofit

: not existing or done for the purpose of making a profit


non·​prof·​it | \ ˈnän-ˈprä-fət How to pronounce nonprofit (audio) \

Kids Definition of nonprofit

: not existing or done to make a profit nonprofit organizations

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