- not established for the purpose of making a profit; not entered into for money: a nonprofit institution.
- a nonprofit organization, institution, corporation, or other entity.
Origin of nonprofit
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Examples from the Web for non-profit
By reaching out to a local high school or non-profit to become a mentor for a high achieving, low-income student.Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply?
December 9, 2014
Until recently there was even a non-profit dedicated solely to electing a woman president.Why Women Should Forget the White House
July 21, 2014
The company has returned over $1 billion to institutional, non-profit and individual investors.
Legatus is a non-profit organization comprising more than 4,000 members, including individuals and professional organizations.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage
June 30, 2014
Green bonds, as the Wall Street Journal reports, got started with non-profit lenders like the World Bank.The Bond Market Goes Green
The Daily Beast
May 27, 2014
The Augustan Reprint Society is a non-profit, scholarly organization, run without overhead expense.
- another word for non-profit-making
- an organization that is not intended to make a profit
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Word Origin and History for non-profit
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