How Foundations Are Supporting Grantee Staff Well-Being

This CEP Research Snapshot offers insight into foundation leaders’ perspectives and actions related to the well-being and burnout of staff at the organizations they fund.

How Foundations Are Supporting Grantee Staff Well-Being

Staff well-being and burnout are critical challenges facing the nonprofit sector, as revealed in CEP’s recent report, State of Nonprofits 2024: What Funders Need to Know. In this Research Snapshot, CEP sought to explore how foundation leaders understand the state of well-being among their grantees and what they do to support it. 

Based on a survey of 283 foundation leaders, we explored: 

  • Foundation leaders’ degree of understanding of the well-being of staff at the organizations they fund. 
  • Their concern about burnout among staff at nonprofit organizations they fund. 
  • Practices foundations are engaging in to support the well-being of staff at organizations they fund. 

The report also offers additional context on the topic of staff well-being and burnout in the nonprofit sector, including the perspectives of nonprofit leaders themselves, and some resources for foundations, individual donors, and nonprofit leaders who want to learn more about assessing and supporting well-being practices in the nonprofit workplace. 

Join us for a free webinar about the findings of this report and CEP’s second annual State of Nonprofits report on June 20, 2-3:15pm ET/11am-12:15pm PT.

CEP Research Snapshots are brief, data-informed research reports designed to answer timely, specific questions relevant to funders.

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