Data on How the Pandemic and Economic Crises Are Affecting Nonprofits

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Many state-level surveys and polls have been conducted, and in some cases, reports written, providing data from the field on how COVID-19 and the related economic crisis are affecting nonprofits. In addition, there are some nationwide and regional surveys and reports that provide insights. We have gathered the state and national data here and will update this page when we discover new data of interest.

State-specific surveys and data on how the pandemic and economic crises are affecting nonprofits

More than 30 state associations of nonprofits and other groups have conducted surveys and pulse polls on how nonprofits and communities in their states are being affected. Check this page for the latest list and links to the survey results. (Page posted on October 29, 2020.)
 

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Maine

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

National and regional surveys and data on how the pandemic and economic crisis are affecting nonprofits

Several reports have been issued (most based on surveys) that may be of interest on a geographical or subsector basis. We have posted the best we have discovered below.

National

Building Movement Project: On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism

Geographical

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (October 2020), COVID-19’s Impact on the Human and Social Services Sector (focusing on FEMA Region 3: DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)

Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve System has fielded a series of surveys entitled, “Perspectives from Main Street: The Impact of COVID-19 on Low- to Moderate-Income Communities and the Entities Serving Them.” The Fed surveyed nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, government agencies, and other community organizations, with nearly 4,000 respondents in April (64 percent of which were nonprofits), 1,869 in June (45 percent nonprofits), and 1,465 in August (57 percent nonprofits). Because results were not broken out by organization type, these have limited nonprofit-specific data; yet because they are being done every two months, they provide useful snapshots over time of both the needs in communities and the resilience of organizations responding to those needs.

Subsector

Arts & Culture

Human Services Organizations

  • Nonprofit Organization Research Panel (NORP): “COVID-19 and Nonprofits,” only human services (70 percent) and arts & culture organizations (30 percent) (Spring 2020)

Immigrant-Serving Organizations


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