About the Yolo Donor Survey

At the Yolo Community Foundation, we know that we've all faced extremely tough times in the past year and a half. We’ve created this survey to support our local community members in need by enabling us to assess the overall health of philanthropic giving in Yolo County. We will share this data with local nonprofits, to enable them to better meet their community impact goals, and with local funders, to enable them to direct their resources to meet local needs.
 
All Yolo County residents, no matter how much they give, are invited to fill out the survey. All responses are anonymous. We will share the results of the survey on November 16, as part of our Yolo County celebration of National Philanthropy Day. We are grateful to Nugget Markets for sponsoring this survey and our National Philanthropy Day festivities. To receive the survey results, or to learn more about the Yolo Community Foundation, join our mailing list here. For more information about YCF or about this project, contact us at info@yolocf.org.
 
Please answer the below questions with regard to your household's giving to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Use your best estimates, to the best of your memory - no need to check your tax filings or giving receipts. 

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* 1. How did your 2020 giving compare to 2019?

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* 2. How much do you expect to give in 2021? (Please answer including your estimated giving through Dec. 31, 2021.)

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* 3. How does your expected 2021 giving compare to your giving in 2019?

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* 4. If you haven’t donated to any nonprofit so far in 2021, which of the following are true? (Please select all answers that apply.)

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* 5. Which of the following has impacted your giving during the pandemic (March 2020 through the present), compared to your giving before the pandemic? (Please select all answers that apply, even if they impacted your giving in contradictory ways.)

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* 6. Many nonprofits conduct year-end giving campaigns close to the end of the calendar year. In November and December 2021, about how much do you expect to give to nonprofit organizations, compared to the same timeframe in 2020?

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* 7. How do you expect your giving to change in 2022?

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* 8. Which of the following might impact your giving in 2022? (Please select all that apply, even if they might impact your giving in contradictory ways.)

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* 9. In 2022, how do you expect your giving to the following sectors to change, compared to your giving in 2021?

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Animal
Arts & Culture
Civil Rights, Social Action, & Advocacy
Community Improvement
Economic Development
Education
Environment
Food, Agriculture, & Nutrition
Health
Housing/Shelter
Human Services
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
Philanthropy
Public Safety & Disaster Preparedness
Recreation
Youth Development

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* 10. When deciding whether and how much to give to a particular nonprofit, which of the following factors influence you? Please select up to three answers that influence you the most.

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* 11. When communicating with a nonprofit that you are learning about and/or considering supporting, how to you prefer to communicate with and gather information about the nonprofit? (Please select up to three answers that you prefer the most.)

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* 12. The survey questions above all focus on giving to 501(c)3 nonprofits. There are ways to give, such as direct giving to individuals (e.g., giving via GoFundMe, to mutual air organizations, or cash or in-kind donations like food or clothing to people you know). How has your direct giving to individuals changed during the pandemic?

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* 13. In general, about how much of your giving goes to Yolo County-based nonprofits?

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* 14. Has the pandemic changed how much of your giving goes to Yolo County-based organizations?

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* 15. How did your familiarity with the Yolo Community Foundation change during the pandemic?

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* 16. To the best of your memory, about how much did you give to nonprofit organizations in 2020? Please include cash, stocks, property, and in-kind donations, but not volunteer time. Please include only tax-deductible donations to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations (not gifts to individuals, like GoFundMe, etc.).

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* 17. Where do you live?

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* 18. What is your age?

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* 19. Are you of Hispanic or Latino/a/x origin?

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* 20. How would you describe your race? (Please select all that apply.)

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