According to the National Council of Nonprofits, there were 1.3 million nonprofit charities in the U.S. with 12.3 million employees as of 2019. Their work aims to help the 40 million Americans that the United Nations identified to be living in poverty. They also aim for the 50.8 million households that United Way said cannot meet their basic monthly budget and 40%of the population that CBS News described being one missed paycheck away from falling below the poverty level.Nonprofits focus on food, shelter, health, education, human rights, culture, and the environment. They serve people across generations, genders, and socioeconomic statuses. That also includes the underserved and marginalized sectors in urban and rural areas. A study by Marsh & McLennan states that as of 2018, more than 200,000 elderly and 670,000 foster children had sheltered in facilities provided by nonprofits. More than 46 million Americans ate in their food banks.
…The States of COVID-19: Synthesis of State-level Nonprofit Reports on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic report shows similar findings. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) found that resources are cut across nonprofits nationwide. They have fewer funds and people to serve more people who also need more goods and services.