Statewide Nonprofit Budget Survey - Lackawanna
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Presented by Megan Smith / Public Policy Manager, United Way of Pennsylvania March 16, 2011 as part of the PA Budgetwatch Town Hall meeting sponsored by the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

Presented by Megan Smith / Public Policy Manager, United Way of Pennsylvania March 16, 2011 as part of the PA Budgetwatch Town Hall meeting sponsored by the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

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Statewide Nonprofit Budget Survey - Lackawanna Statewide Nonprofit Budget Survey - Lackawanna Presentation Transcript

  • PA Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey United Way of Pennsylvania Scranton, PA March 16,2011
  • Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey
    • 1. The recession has caused new families to turn to community-based groups for help. Four out of five respondents (82 %) report that conditions related to the economy have increased demand for services.
    • • 51 % increase in "first-time" households seeking services • 52 % increase in unemployed clients • 26 % increase in uninsured clients
  • Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey
    • Social Conditions in PA
    • Number of people on food stamps rose nearly 150,000 in 2010 (about a 9 percent increase). Total food stamp participation is over 1.4 million.
    • Unemployment has risen significantly from 5.7% in 2008 to a high of over 9% last year.
    • Significant numbers of PA Seniors struggling with utility payments.
  • Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey
    • Social Conditions in PA
    • Over 40,000 Pennsylvanians added to the ranks of the uninsured with the loss of the adult Basic program.
    • The program’s waiting list stood at nearly 500,000 and had grown by nearly 125,000 citizens within the last year.
  • Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey
    • 2009 Budget Impasse
    • 64 % of agencies relied on reserves
    • 28 % utilized lines of credit
    • 8 % had no reserves
  • Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey
    • 2. State budget cuts have made it harder for nonprofits to fulfill their mission. Over a third of responding organizations (34 %) reported turning away individuals needing services; while 18 % revoked services from individuals due to lack of funding.
    • • 37 % eliminated programs • 45 % reduced hours • 41 % expanded waiting lists
  • Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey
    • 3. Nonprofits already faced significant cuts in state funding .
      • Over two-thirds of over 1,000 respondents (70 %) have had their budgets cut in 2009 and 2010.
      • A third of respondents (33 %) experienced state funding cuts in excess of $50,000 over the last two years.
      • Another 30 % reported reductions from $5,000 to $50,000.
  • Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey
    • 4. State funding is very important to many community-based nonprofits. State funding totaled more than 50 % of overall organization budget for just over a quarter of responding nonprofits (27 %).
    • The majority of respondents (55 %) said that state funds represent a portion— 30 % or less— of their overall budgets.
  • Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey
    • 5. Like many Pennsylvania families, nonprofits have tightened their belts. Almost two-thirds of nonprofits (64 %) report laying off staff as a result of funding cuts.
    • • 53 % accessed reserves • 39 % activated lines of credit • 26 % have no source of emergency funding
  • Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey
    • 6. Private funding sources for nonprofits have not made up for the loss of state support. Non-governmental sources of funds have remained flat or decreased since 2008 for most nonprofit organizations (77 %).
      • 95 % of respondents from Lackawanna County have had their budgets cut in 2009 and 2010.
      • 15% experienced state funding cuts in excess of $50,000 over the last two years.
      • Another 43% reported reductions from $5,000 to $50,000.
    Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County
    • 24% of responding Lackawanna County organizations reported turning away individuals needing services; while 19 % revoked services from individuals due to lack of funding.
    • • 10 % eliminated programs • 24 % reduced hours • 24 % expanded waiting lists
    Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County
    • 19 % of Lackawanna County respondents report laying off staff as a result of funding cuts.
    • • 24 % accessed reserves • 33 % activated lines of credit • 14 % have no source of emergency funding
    Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County
    • 95% of respondents report that conditions related to the economy have increased demand for services in Lackawanna County.
    • • 57 % increase in "first-time" households seeking services • 48 % increase in unemployed clients • 29 % increase in uninsured clients
    • Non-governmental sources of funds have remained flat or decreased since 2008 for most organizations (62 %).
    Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County
    • We have cut back on services provided but not on hours.
    • Had a hiring freeze for vacant positions.
    • Cutback on programs for senior adults
    • More people going unserved, agency unable to cover the costs of program deficits in the long-term.
    • Waiting lists would grow and people would go unserved.
    Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County