Nonprofits can and do use the following sources of income to help them fulfill their missions:
- Fees for goods and/or services
- Individual donations and major gifts
- Corporate contributions
- Foundation grants
- Government grants and contracts
- Interest from investments
- Loans/program-related investments (PRIs)
- Tax revenue
- Membership dues and fees
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While opinion varies as to what a nonprofit's "ideal" mix is, using several different sources to achieve sustainability is generally a good practice. The National Center for Charitable Statistics' Nonprofit Sector in Brief 2014 provides a pie chart showing the percentages of various sources of nonprofit revenue:
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