Non-profit agencies have made the brave commitment to collaborate urging governmental entities to fully fund the crucial services they provide. Throughout Washington, communities depend on nonprofit organizations to serve unmet needs: safe places, after-school programs, counseling, food security, housing stability, behavioral health, foster care enhancements, youth development and mentoring. These organizations are under stress and strain.
Systematic underfunding causes turmoil and instability in human services organizations resulting in financial distress, high level of staff turnover, and sub-optimal outcomes. Many of these problems are accentuated and organizations have been permanently closing their doors. Impacts are most severe on smaller nonprofits, many of which are led by members of the population these organizations aim to serve.