ABAG is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit membership association that does not award grants and does not accept proposals seeking financial support.
|Grantmaking in a Challenging Economy|
ABAG recognizes the fundamental challenges our members face in a challenging economy and strives to provide support as members thoughtfully weigh options on how to proceed. The resources below are intended to provide information and examples to help our members adapt to this challenging economic environment.
For additional information or questions, please contact Elisabeth Hyleck, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator.
ABAG's Guide for Funding Basic Human Needs in a Challenging Economy
A coalition of public and private funders, lenders and nonprofit practitioners that work collaboratively to develop and implement key programs and policies to reduce the incidence of foreclosure and high cost lending in Baltimore.
America's Nonprofits Brace for Tough 2010, the Nonprofit Finance Fund, March 2010. Survey of 1,300+ nonprofit professionals expect that 2010 will be financially more difficult or as difficult as 2009.
Smarter Grantmaking in Challenging Economic Times - This briefing on the economy from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations provides concrete strategies and considerations to guide decisions about how best to support grantees in these trying economic times.
Five Percent Payout Requirement Guide
"A to Z Survival Guide for Uncertain Times"
"Families Step Up to Meet Economic Crisis"
Focus on the Economic Crisis by the Foundation Center
"The Effect of the Economy on the Nonprofit Sector: A June 2010 Survey"
"Giving in Recessions and Economic Slowdowns"
Impact of the 2007-09 Economic Recession on Nonprofit Organizations, released by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies' Listening Post Project, is a nation-wide survey of nonprofit organizations working in the fields of children and family services, elderly housing and services, education, community and economic development and the arts.
"Past Economic Downturns and Outlook for Foundation Giving"
"Making Informed Decisions in Uncertain Times" - CF Insights' report about the impact of the economic downturn on community foundations, including information on grantmaking, spending policies, budget implications and ways to communicate with stakeholders.
"Surviving Tough Economic Times: Q&A With Clara Miller, President/CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund"
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Updates
ONE MARYLAND - Recovery and Reinvestment
Set of tools and information about funding available through the ARRA for many services provided by or affecting nonprofit organizations.
ABAG Public Policy Committee