Weathering the Storm – Economic Impact Survey

Almost every charity has been impacted in one way or another by the economy. However, certain organizations – smaller charities, arts and culture and environmental non-profits – were the most negatively impacted by decreases in their revenue in 2009.

Arts and Culture organizations were the biggest group in the lower end operating budgets, with 44% running on budgets under $250,000. Another 36% had budgets between $250,000 to $1 million.

Environmental groups were the next group to operate with budgets on the lower end of the scale with 35% under $250,000, and 43% with budgets in the $250,000 to $1 million range.

Educational organizations, on the other hand, had the highest operating budgets. They made up nearly half (45%) of the organizations with budgets of $10 million or more.

Weathering the Storm – PDF
A survey of non-profits and charities in British Columbia
Vancouver Foundation
October 2009