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Funding Sources

“We do everything but hire the Goodyear blimp: direct mail, events, employee gift matching, volunteers, church budget line item or collections.” CDCs wrote what they find to be the most important method of outreach to funders. Responses fit into the following categories. For CDCs with no funders, most funds come from earned income like rent...

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Annual Operating Budget

With a range from virtually nothing upwards to over $10 million dollars, there is quite a variance in what is happening in the community economic development industry. The majority of respondents had smaller to mid-range budgets and were, for the most part, as likely to see an increase in budget over the past two years...