Nonprofit organizations affect every facet of our lives through a wide array of services and programs ranging from health care to civic participation to education and beyond. Despite their prevalence, nonprofits are poorly understood and often undervalued for their economic contributions. This study of nonprofits in Erie County, Pennsylvania, takes a systematic look at the county's nonprofit sector, examining its size, scope, and financial underpinning. The report analyzes the dependence of Eries nonprofits on government funding, their financial strengthens and vulnerabilities, their concentration in the Erie metro area, and the availability of services in rural parts of the county.
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