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Organizations may be in need of more grant funding due to economy

Thu, Jun 2, 2011 @ 13:06 PM / by Katie Adams

The Foundation Center recently reported that many organizations that benefit from federal funding are preparing for large budget cuts, as Congress continues to debate the 2011 and 2012 federal budgets. Congress has already cut $40 billion from the 2011 budget and has sought to trim $6.2 trillion from Obama's fiscal plan for the next decade. Organizations that promote the arts, community health centers, family planning services, international aid programs, legal services for the poor and national service programs, among others, are expected to take a large hit once the fiscal plans are finalized. In other cases, the funding models might change, with federal dollars being designated to states first, who will then dole out the funds for certain programs. 

What does this mean for nonprofit organizations? With a reduced availability for federal grant funds, there likely will be more competition for private grants and an increased reliance on individual and corporate donations. 

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