Alliance Survey: Connecticut Nonprofits Meet COVID Challenges; Face Daunting Financial Future

(Hartford, CT) – The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, which represents hundreds of human service and arts & culture nonprofit organizations across the state, today released a survey that shows members have scrambled to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, but will face significant difficulties staying in business without funding commitments from the state and federal government.

The study was conducted in partnership with Fio Partners, the New Canaan Community Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and includes responses from 258 nonprofit organizations.

“COVID-19 has challenged community nonprofits in every possible way, from fundraising through the delivery of services. Many human service providers on the frontlines of the crisis have struggled to continue to keep their doors open, while protecting both employees and the people they serve,” Gian Carl Casa, Alliance President & CEO said.

Casa added, “If our members are going to stay in business and continue to deliver services that people need, it is more important than ever that they be properly funded.”

Click here for the summary and here for the full survey.