Each year for the last four years, Greater Twin Cities United Way has conducted a survey of the nonprofit agencies that receive United Way funding.
The results are now available.
A few key highlights:
- The increase in number of people served seems to have finally peaked: For the first time since we began this survey, fewer than half of the responding agencies (45%) reported that client load increased in the prior year.
- There was a significant jump in the proportion of agencies reporting an increase in the number of unaccompanied or homeless youth they are seeing.
- More than half (55%) of the agencies reported they lost government funding in 2011. But the same portion (55%) reported increased revenue through individual donations.