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

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Statewide Nonprofit Budget Survey - Lackawanna

  1. 1. PA Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey United Way of Pennsylvania Scranton, PA March 16,2011
  2. 2. Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>• 51 % increase in &quot;first-time&quot; households seeking services • 52 % increase in unemployed clients • 26 % increase in uninsured clients </li></ul>
  3. 3. Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey <ul><li>Social Conditions in PA </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment has risen significantly from 5.7% in 2008 to a high of over 9% last year. </li></ul><ul><li>Significant numbers of PA Seniors struggling with utility payments. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey <ul><li>Social Conditions in PA </li></ul><ul><li>Over 40,000 Pennsylvanians added to the ranks of the uninsured with the loss of the adult Basic program. </li></ul><ul><li>The program’s waiting list stood at nearly 500,000 and had grown by nearly 125,000 citizens within the last year. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey <ul><li>2009 Budget Impasse </li></ul><ul><li>64 % of agencies relied on reserves </li></ul><ul><li>28 % utilized lines of credit </li></ul><ul><li>8 % had no reserves </li></ul>
  6. 6. Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>• 37 % eliminated programs • 45 % reduced hours • 41 % expanded waiting lists </li></ul>
  7. 7. Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey <ul><li>3. Nonprofits already faced significant cuts in state funding . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over two-thirds of over 1,000 respondents (70 %) have had their budgets cut in 2009 and 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A third of respondents (33 %) experienced state funding cuts in excess of $50,000 over the last two years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another 30 % reported reductions from $5,000 to $50,000. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey <ul><li>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 %). </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of respondents (55 %) said that state funds represent a portion— 30 % or less— of their overall budgets. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>• 53 % accessed reserves • 39 % activated lines of credit • 26 % have no source of emergency funding </li></ul>
  10. 10. Statewide Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey <ul><li>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 %). </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>95 % of respondents from Lackawanna County have had their budgets cut in 2009 and 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% experienced state funding cuts in excess of $50,000 over the last two years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another 43% reported reductions from $5,000 to $50,000. </li></ul></ul>Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County
  12. 12. <ul><li>24% of responding Lackawanna County organizations reported turning away individuals needing services; while 19 % revoked services from individuals due to lack of funding. </li></ul><ul><li>• 10 % eliminated programs • 24 % reduced hours • 24 % expanded waiting lists </li></ul>Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County
  13. 13. <ul><li>19 % of Lackawanna County respondents report laying off staff as a result of funding cuts. </li></ul><ul><li>• 24 % accessed reserves • 33 % activated lines of credit • 14 % have no source of emergency funding </li></ul>Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County
  14. 14. <ul><li>95% of respondents report that conditions related to the economy have increased demand for services in Lackawanna County. </li></ul><ul><li>• 57 % increase in &quot;first-time&quot; households seeking services • 48 % increase in unemployed clients • 29 % increase in uninsured clients </li></ul><ul><li>Non-governmental sources of funds have remained flat or decreased since 2008 for most organizations (62 %). </li></ul>Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County
  15. 15. <ul><li>We have cut back on services provided but not on hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Had a hiring freeze for vacant positions. </li></ul><ul><li>Cutback on programs for senior adults </li></ul><ul><li>More people going unserved, agency unable to cover the costs of program deficits in the long-term. </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting lists would grow and people would go unserved. </li></ul>Nonprofit Budget/Recession Survey: Lackawanna County

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