Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Quarterly Review (Q1 2021)

Independent Sector

Overview

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

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VALUE OF SECTOR

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Gross Value Added

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.

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FINANCIAL RESOURCES

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.

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FINANCIAL RESOURCES

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Donors

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.

Originally Published: 2021-06-28
Global Topics: Civil Society, Data, Infrastructure, Nonprofit Capital, Nonprofit Health, Trust
Resource Types: Publication