ERIC Number: ED296047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Child-Serving Nonprofit Organizations in an Era of Government Retrenchment.
Kimmich, Madeleine H.; And Others
This report examines the impact of government cutbacks in social services, compensatory education, nutrition, and youth employment/training on private, nonprofit organizations serving children and youth. Data was gathered via a mailed survey (1982-83) in 12 metropolitan areas and 4 rural counties. Among the conclusions are the following: (1) nonprofit child-serving agencies provide a variety of services, vary widely in size, and have a diverse clientele; (2) the government was the largest source of revenues for child-serving nonprofits in Fiscal Year (FY) 1982, contributing 42 percent of total funds. Private grants provided about 26 percent of the funds, and income from service fees, dues, and charges accounted for over 20 percent; (3) large and medium-sized agencies rely more heavily on government funding than do small ones; (4) in 1982 government support for child-serving nonprofits was cut by 3.4 percent, a figure smaller than the average 6.3 percent cut for all nonprofit agencies; (5) social services, day care, education/research, and recreation agencies all had losses of 5 percent or more; (6) while government support was declining, demand for services either increased or remained stable for the agencies; (7) many agencies more than replaced government funding losses in FY 1982 by turning to other sources of support, but 43 percent of the agencies suffered a real decline in revenues; (8) most of the increased revenue came from dues, fees, and service charges; and (9) private contributions increased in FY 1982. Tables illustrate the data. Appendices present additional data, list the sponsors of this report, and provide the survey instrument. (BJV)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Federal Aid, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Financial Support, Program Budgeting, Program Costs, Retrenchment, Social Services, Welfare Services
The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared under the Nonpprofit Sector Project.