Survey: COVID-19 devastating nonprofits

Regional nonprofits are worried about funding, and are cutting back on services.

Nonprofit organizations are facing unprecedented financial problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the finding of a survey of southwest Michigan nonprofits released Friday.

The survey was conducted in April by the nonprofit collaborative group Hub One.

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The agencies surveyed include everything from arts organizations to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Nearly all of them say they expect to fall short of their budgets for the year.

“COVID-19 has significantly impacted the ability of nonprofits to provide critical services to our community,” said Matt Lynn, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo, in a press release. “The current situation … will impact the most vulnerable in our society in ways we have not yet been able to imagine.”

The survey also found that 80% of organizations have had to cancel some services, and nearly 2/3 have cancelled fundraising activities.

You can read the full report here.

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