Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants

The Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the National Council of Nonprofits in 2010 undertook the first comprehensive national study of the effect of government contracting policies and procedures on nonprofit human service providers. Researchers conducted a national survey of human service organizations and compiled the data into a report detailing the breadth of government contracts and grants in each state and the problems nonprofits encountered with those contracts. The report also includes rankings comparing the climate for nonprofit-government grants in each state. 

We are grateful to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting this project.

 

Research Reports

Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants: The State Agency Perspective
by Saunji D. Fyffe
October 29, 2015

Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants: Findings from the 2013 National Survey
by Sarah L. Pettijohn, Elizabeth T. Boris, Carol J. De Vita and Saunji D. Fyffe
December 5, 2013

Human Service Nonprofits and Government Collaboration: Findings from the 2010 National Survey of Nonprofit Government Contracting and Grants
by Elizabeth T. Boris, Erwin de Leon, Katie Roeger and Milena Nikolova
October 7, 2010

 

Research Briefs

Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants: A Case Study of Prince George’s County, Maryland
by Maura R. Farrell, Saunji D. Fyffe with Jesus Valero
October 29, 2015

Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants: California Findings
by Brice McKeever, Marcus Gaddy and Elizabeth T. Boris
September 14, 2015
This report was funded by the Weingart Foundation.

Contracts and Grants between Human Service Nonprofits and Government: Comparative Analysis
by Sarah L. Pettijohn and Elizabeth T. Boris
July 24, 2014

The Effect of Government Contracting on Nonprofit Human Service Organizations: Impacts of an Evolving Relationship
by Brett Never and Erwin de Leon
July 15, 2014

Contracts and Grants between Nonprofits and Government
by Sarah L. Pettijohn and Elizabeth T. Boris
December 5, 2013

Montgomery County Nonprofit Contracts and Grants
by Erwin de Leon
November 15, 2013

Maryland: A Working Model of Nonprofit and Government Collaboration
by Erwin de Leon, Sarah L. Pettijohn and Evan Nemoff
November 15, 2013

Federal Government Contracts and Grants for Nonprofits
by Sarah L. Pettijohn
June 4, 2013

Nonprofit-Government Contracting in the Nation's Capital: Challenges and Opportunities
by Erwin de Leon
March 15, 2011

Contracts and Grants between Human Service Nonprofits and Governments
by Elizabeth T. Boris, Erwin de Leon, Katie Roeger and Milena Nikolova
October 7, 2010

 

State Reports

National Study of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants 2013:  State Profiles
by Sarah L. Pettijohn, Elizabeth T. Boris, Maura R. Farrell
May 15, 2014

National Study of Nonprofit-Government Contracting:  State Profiles
by Elizabeth T. Boris, Erwin de Leon, Katie Roeger and Milena Nikolova
October 7, 2010

 

Webcasts and Audio

The $137 Billion Connection: Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants
December 5, 2013 at Urban Institute

The $100 Billion Connection:  Government Contracts and Human Service Nonprofits
October 7, 2010 at Urban Institute