About the Report
Nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area have long struggled to find and keep affordable space in the region’s red-hot real estate market and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new array of space challenges. Nonprofits now face new challenges - renegotiating leases, shedding unused space, adapting spaces to meet physical distancing requirements, even expanding to meet increased demand for services. Even without the staggering economic consequences of the pandemic, the future of nonprofit workspace is in flux as many nonprofits have moved to remote working arrangements and are considering alternatives to the future of workspace.
In late 2020, in collaboration with Community Vision, NCG's Nonprofit Displacement Project commissioned a survey to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted the operations and workspace needs of Bay Area nonprofits. We're excited to share the results with you. NCG engaged Harder+Company Community Research to design and conduct the survey, which explored three core areas: how the pandemic has impacted Bay Area nonprofits’ programming and operations; impending eviction and financial concerns; and nonprofits’ future workspace plans.