No Immunity: BC Nonprofits and the Impact of COVID-19
Date posted: June 11, 2020
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits in BC?
Vantage Point, the Vancouver Foundation, the Victoria Foundation and the City of Vancouver collaborated to create the BC Non-Profit Impact Survey and the resulting report. Over 1,000 respondents completed the survey in April 2020.
No Immunity: BC Nonprofits and the Impact of COVID-19: an Early Impact Summary Report found that all organizations, no matter the size or subsector, are impacted by COVID-19. Some key findings include:
- 74% of nonprofits have experienced a decrease in funding
- 68% have struggled to manage working from home
- 95% report higher stress levels because of COVID-19
In addition to describing impacts, the report outlines both immediate and longer term needs, and presents a collective call to action. Many charities and frontline agencies are at risk – 23% feel they may not last another 6 months.