Grantmaker Response to State Fiscal Crisis

In an effort to better understand the philanthropic landscape, we at the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy circulated a survey asking members if and how they are responding to the state’s fiscal crisis. We had a strong response to this survey, with about 30% of members completing it. Thanks to all of you who took time out to provide input about your foundation.

Results: State Fiscal Crisis Survey

At this time, about 25% of respondents are currently responding to the fiscal crisis. The vast majority of these grantmakers are responding with increased grant support to non-profits. Some grantmakers, about 33%, are supporting conversations about non-profit mergers. And a smaller number, about 20% each, are offering learning programs and/or advocating.

But many more foundations, about 44% of respondents, report that they plan to respond to the state’s fiscal crisis. Again, the majority, about 50%, are planning to increase their grant support to non-profits. Even more, 57%, report they will support conversations about non-profit mergers, and still others, 42%, will offer learning programs to non-profits. A smaller number, 21%, plan to advocate or lobby.

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November 2017

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