Nonprofits Lost 7.4% of All Jobs; Community Foundations Get $5M
March 16, 2021 — Nonprofit job loss put at 7.4% since pandemic began. Community foundations get $5M to bolster COVID-19 relief. Nonprofits serving Cape Cod awarded $660K to help mitigate pandemic’s impacts.
Nonprofit Job Loss Put at 7.4% Since Pandemic Began
The national nonprofit workforce remained down by over 926,000 jobs last month, compared to February 2020 levels, representing a 7.4% decline over the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies.
These lost jobs include nearly 35% of all workers in nonprofit arts and entertainment organizations; 14.6% of nonprofit education workers; 10% of all workers in nonprofit religious, grant-making, and civic associations; 7.5% of workers in nonprofit social service institutions; and nearly 4% of nonprofit health care workers.
With an estimated 926,045 nonprofit jobs still lost as of the end of February and an average of 39,520 nonprofit jobs recovered per month, it would take the sector 23.4 months—or nearly 2 years—to return to its pre-COVID level of employment, the report noted.
Community Foundations Get $5M to Bolster COVID-19 Relief
The state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development last week announced it granted $5 million to the state’s 14 community foundations to augment their ongoing efforts to provide relief from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, including supporting services relating to food security, housing and utilities support, emergency childcare and transportation, and other unmet needs of the community.
Receiving the funds were the following:
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation : $200,000
The Boston Foundation: $790,474
Cambridge Community Foundation: $200,000
The Cape Cod Foundation: $200,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket: $200,000
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts: $423,035
Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts: $317,723
Essex County Community Foundation: $571,194
Foundation for MetroWest: $348,961
Greater Lowell Community Foundation: $388,057
Greater Worcester Community Foundation: $418,994
Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard:$200,000
SouthCoast Community Foundation: $541,563
Watertown Community Foundation: $200,000
Nonprofits Serving Cape Cod Awarded $660K to Help Mitigate Pandemic’s Impacts
The Cape Cod Foundation yesterday announced it recently awarded $660,000 to 22 nonprofit organizations providing critical programs and services, including for direct financial assistance, food, childcare, healthcare, housing/shelter, utilities, transportation, technology for remote work/school, and other basic human needs, to Cape Cod residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Kristin O’Malley, foundation president and CEO, said the foundation is building resources for the community in two by fundraising with local partners and individual donors and by seeking more funding from the state.
The following organizations received funding:
Cape Cod Children’s Place
Cape Cod Council of Churches
Cape Cod Family Table Collaborative
Cape Cod Military Support Foundation
Cape Cod Times Needy Fund
Cape Kid Meals
Catholic Social Services of Fall River
Community Development Partnership
Community Health Center of Cape Cod
Duffy Health Center
Family Pantry of Cape Cod
Fishing Partnership Support Services
Harbor Community Health Center
Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing
Homeless Prevention Council
Housing Assistance Corporation
Kennedy Donovan Center
Lower Cape Outreach Council
Monomoy Community Services
Outer Cape Health Services
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