One-third of Bay Area Nonprofits Struggling to Survive, According to United Way Survey
About United Way’s Nonprofit Pulse Survey
United Way conducted its Nonprofit Pulse Survey from April 14 to 27, 2009. The survey was sent to 2,090 nonprofit organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma counties. Respondents totaled 391 for a return rate of 19%. Most survey respondents provide health and human services.
About United Way of the Bay Area
United Way of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to prosperity for the most vulnerable in our community by focusing on the essential building blocks of education, income and health. We help children achieve their potential, promote financial stability for low-wage adults and strive to improve health for everyone. Each year, we raise more than $40 million to support community organizations. United Way also convenes partners across sectors, advocates for policy change, runs community programs and educates residents about the issues most vital to a resilient community. Founded in 1922, United Way of the Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties. For more information, visit www.uwba.org.