COVID-19 Impact on South Dakota Nonprofits

South Dakota’s nonprofits faced unique and difficult challenges as they responded to the effects of COVID-19. To measure this impact, Benchmark Data Labs worked with a group of collaborative funders to gather data on the challenges faced by South Dakota’s nonprofits. This work helped funders understand how they might best support nonprofits and inform grant making processes to better meet the needs of South Dakota communities.

Round 1 of the COVID-19 impact survey was conducted in April 2020. A total of 279 nonprofit organizations shared detailed information regarding how COVID-19 had affected their revenues, payroll, work environment, and demand for services. The dashboard below summarizes the Round 1 results. A follow-up Round 2 of the survey is open now and will assess the longer medium-term impacts of the pandemic. If you are a SD nonprofit, take the survey now before the November 2nd deadline.

Funders of this work include the Bush Foundation, the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, United Way of the Black Hills, South Dakota Community Foundation, Black Hills Energy, Black Hills Area Community Foundation, and Monument Health.

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