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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Brazos Valley Nonprofits

May 01, 2020

Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy

The Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy (CNP) at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University announced its findings on how local Brazos Valley nonprofit organizations are responding to COVID-19.  In cooperation with the University of San Diego’s Nonprofits Management Institute, the CNP distributed a survey to nonprofit organizations in the Brazos Valley, and approximately ninety organizations completed the survey.  The key findings are these:
  ● Very few of the organizations are continuing to operate as normal.
  ● Organizations not currently operating include arts, culture, and humanities organizations, such as theaters, orchestras, and others.
  ● Seventy-two percent of organizations feel they can fully fund payroll for four weeks, while only 45 percent feel they can fund payroll for eight weeks.
  ● Leaders are more concerned about declines in donations and loss of fee revenue from programs and services.
 
The research collected reflects the business environment for Brazos Valley nonprofit organizations during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The full research report can be found on the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy website.