non-profit ˌnon-ˈprofit also ˌnon ˈprofit-ˌmaking adjective [only before a noun] FINANCE
a non-profit organization is one with aims that are not related to business or making a profit. These organizations usually work in education, health etc; = not-for-profit AmE:

• a non-profit low-income-housing organization

— nonprofit noun [countable usually plural] :

• grants for Asian nonprofits

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nonprofit UK US (also non-profit) /ˌnɒnˈprɒfɪt/ adjective (also non-profit-making, not-for-profit) SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
not aiming to make a profit, but working to help people or to achieve an improvement in something: a nonprofit agency/corporation/organization »

It is now a world-wide non-profit organisation whose mission is to help business become sustainable.

a nonprofit program/research »

This is a nonprofit program that encourages disadvantaged students to stay in school.

Compare FOR-PROFIT(Cf. ↑for-profit)
nonprofit UK US (also non-profit) /ˌnɒnˈprɒfɪt/ noun [C] SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
an organization that does not aim to make a profit, but works to help people or to achieve an improvement in something: »

Donations are tax-deductible because it is a federally approved nonprofit.

Compare CHARITY(Cf. ↑charity)
See Note CHARITY(Cf. ↑charity)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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