Nonprofit Financial Response to Immigration

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Nonprofit organizations are important actors in local communities, providing services to vulnerable populations and acting as stewards for charitable contributions from other members of the population. An important question is whether nonprofits spend or receive additional revenues in response to changes in the populations they serve. Because immigrant populations both receive and contribute to nonprofit resources, changes in immigrant numbers should be reflected in changing financial behavior of local nonprofits. Using data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics and the American Community Survey, we study whether nonprofit financial transactions change in response to changes in the local immigration population, the nature of the change, and the degree to which these changes vary by nonprofit type. Findings suggest that nonprofit financial behavior changes with growth and decline in immigrant populations underscoring the importance of nonprofits as service providers and contribute to an understanding of how organizations respond to external forces.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Le Barbenchon, C; Keister, LA

Published Date

  • December 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1399 - 1422

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-7395

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-7640

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/08997640211057433

Citation Source

  • Scopus