The Independent Sector Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Quarterly Review report focuses on nonprofit employment and economic contributions to the nation. It follows publication of our first Independent Sector Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Annual Report.
Snapshot: 2021 Q1
In Q1 2021, the nonprofits sector saw a drop of 1% in its gross value-added portion to the economy, despite the nation’s gross domestic product growing by 6.4% during the same period.
Giving Decreased for the Majority of Causes
In Q1 2021, giving to Human Services and Environment & Animals increased. Other causes experienced substantial decreases compared to previous years.
More people gave in Q1 2021, compared to the same period last year, but that’s not the full story. Donations of $500 or less increased, while giving above $500 decreased significantly.