Fact Sheet The Financial Health of Community-Based Development Organizations
State and Metropolitan Statistical Area Fact Sheets
Lydia Lo, Corianne Payton Scally, Jesse Lecy, Shubhangi Kumari
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Nonprofit community-based development organizations (CBDOs) work in low-income communities and communities of color to implement development projects, such as affordable housing and community facilities, and provide programs and activities that meet community needs. They need financial resiliency and sustainability to ensure they can continue to serve their missions in their communities.

To better understand the financial characteristics and health of the nonprofit CBDO sector today and over time, this study is the first to link CBDOs to their financial data reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to maintain their tax-exempt status. It examines sector funding flows, leverage, and liquidity by organizational size, geographic region, and real estate holdings.

The fact sheets in this publication report on average financial characteristics and financial metric scores for organizations within each state and the District of Columbia and select metropolitan statistical areas containing at least 10 CBDOs.

These fact sheets provide a more localized picture of CBDOs to help stakeholders—such as investors, technical assistance providers, and policymakers—assess financial strengths to build on and gaps to fill. Although these data are useful for these purposes, they should be treated as estimates because of limitations in how this study identified CBDOs and the inability to connect the data with comprehensive service areas.

Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Nonprofits and philanthropy
Tags Housing affordability Community and economic development National Center for Charitable Statistics data Nonprofit data and statistics
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Research Methods Quantitative data analysis
States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Wyoming Washington West Virginia Vermont Virginia Wisconsin
Cities Akron, OH Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Albuquerque, NM Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Ann Arbor, MI Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Bakersfield, CA Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Bangor, ME Birmingham-Hoover, AL Boise City, ID Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Cleveland-Elyria, OH Columbia, SC Columbus, OH Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Dayton-Kettering, OH Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Durham-Chapel Hill, NC El Paso, TX Flint, MI Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Greenville-Anderson, SC Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Jackson, MS Jacksonville, FL Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Kansas City, MO-KS Knoxville, TN Lansing-East Lansing, MI Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Lincoln, NE Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Madison, WI Medford, OR Memphis, TN-MS-AR Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN New Haven-Milford, CT New Orleans-Metairie, LA New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Oklahoma City, OK Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Pittsburgh, PA Portland-South Portland, ME Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Raleigh-Cary, NC Richmond, VA Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Roanoke, VA Rochester, NY Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA St. Louis, MO-IL Salt Lake City, UT San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Springfield, MO Syracuse, NY Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Tucson, AZ Tulsa, OK Urban Honolulu, HI Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Worcester, MA-CT Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
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