NBC-CT: CT Nonprofits Adapting, But Need Additional Support During COVID-19 Crisis

Food insecurity, job loss, virtual learning: it’s been a brutal couple of months in Connecticut and beyond.

The coronavirus crisis is also taking a toll on nonprofits around our state.

In June and July, 258 Connecticut nonprofits took a survey focusing on the challenges they face during the pandemic.

The results were concerning.

The Alliance, a group that represents nonprofits in Connecticut, said as funding runs dry and demand for service grows, more support is needed.

“It’s been a very difficult year because of COVID, but COVID comes on top of a dozen years of inadequate funding,” said Alliance President and CEO Gian-Carl Casa.

And while every penny helps, Casa said there is a need to push for more state and federal funding.

“The need that’s out there can only be met by statewide assistance.”

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