The Value of the Nonprofit Youth Development Field in Illinois: A Social Return on Investment Analysis with Donors Forum

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This Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis compares the public and private investment into the Illinois nonprofit youth development field to the social and economic value it creates for the youth and families who experience the programs and for society as a whole. Almost $302 million is invested in over 275 Illinois nonprofits that do direct service youth development work, and those groups serve 1.2 million youth each year. Every dollar invested into the Illinois nonprofit youth development field generates an estimated $45 in socio-economic value.