At CEP, we know that funders’ actions can profoundly impact nonprofit organizations and the people and communities they serve. But to know how to be as supportive as possible, it’s essential that funders understand what nonprofits are going through right now — and hear about these realities straight from the source.

That’s why, in Funder Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic, a new report from CEP out today, we share data from nonprofit leaders about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting nonprofit organizations and those they serve, how foundations and individual donors are providing support in this moment, and what nonprofits say they need most from their funders moving forward.

Here’s what we found:

  • While COVID-19 has had devastating impacts on nonprofits, the negative impacts have been magnified for nonprofits that provide direct services and serve historically disadvantaged communities.
  • During this time, nonprofits that rely on foundation funding are experiencing fewer negative impacts and more stable funding than those relying more so on earned revenue or gifts from individual donors.
  • While staffed foundation funders and major donors have been helpful during the pandemic, major donors are significantly less likely to have talked with nonprofits that are led by women about how they will support them in the future.

Read the full article about nonprofits in crisis by Kate Gehling at The Center for Effective Philanthropy.