NONPROFIT ECONOMIC IMPACT REPORT 2013
Human service nonprofits play a critical role in post-Recession Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor, MI, January 7, 2014 – The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development released the 2013 version of its biannual report series entitled, “Nonprofit Human Service Funding in Washtenaw County: An Analysis of Economic Return on Investment for Taxpayers.” The report considers the economic impact – or “return on investment” – achieved through the $4.4 million investment in program operations for 37 local human service nonprofit agencies by the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders.
“This report provides a clear justification for the continued investment in our local nonprofit sector – in addition to providing critical services to vulnerable residents, these small businesses save taxpayers money by preventing the need for costlier government services and impact our local economy through their direct employment and purchasing power.” -Mary Jo Callan, Director of the Office of Community & Economic Development.
Among the findings in this year’s report, Coordinated Funding’s investment in human service program operations resulted in an economic impact of more than $90 million annually for Washtenaw County, and taken together, the 37 funded agencies represent the third largest private employer in Washtenaw County.
The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development is committed to enhancing the vitality of Washtenaw County by developing opportunities for all residents to choose living wage employment, quality housing, stable neighborhoods, and community resources.
Read the full 2013 Nonprofit Economic Impact Report now.