Erie County nonprofits are struggling financially with the pandemic.
We spoke with a local nonprofit organization that is currently having problems during this pandemic.
Erie County nonprofits are struggling financially and looking for new ways to recover.
Erie County nonprofits suffered significant financial losses due to the pandemic and for community housing services it was a difficult adjustment.
“We couldn’t have additional refrigeration to store food. We were concerned that our facilities might not be able to maintain the additional supplies we needed, ”said Rebecca Grimaldi, Director of Development at Community Shelter Services.
Providing services to the community during the pandemic was difficult, especially if a significant percentage of their budget came from fundraising and events.
“We had to cancel traditional fundraisers and special events and everything that brought people together, and because we were recalibrating our administrative and operational practices, we were not able to reach our donors in the usual way.” , said Grimaldi.
The losses to nonprofits in Erie County were enormous.
“The Pittsburgh Foundation saw a loss of $ 27 million from the nonprofits that reported Erie County that only involved 58 nonprofits,” said Adam Bratton, executive director of Nonprofit Partnership .
This number doesn’t even include all of the nonprofits in Erie County.
“So if that was about 10% of our nonprofits, that…
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