CT Mirror: CT nonprofits scrambling to stay afloat during COVID, survey finds

A new survey showed Connecticut’s nonprofits scrambling to stay afloat in the pandemic, with two-thirds having cut services and one in five unsure if they can meet payroll.

The analysis, prepared for the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, also found that 67% of organizations were unable to hold fundraising activities while others face declining donations or had philanthropic grants placed on hold.

“COVID-19 has challenged community nonprofits in every possible way, from fundraising through the delivery of services,” said Gian Carl Casa, alliance president and CEO. “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.”

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