In June 2004, CFIC staff completed a 12-city survey of faith-based social service organizations that sought to identify those that operate "earned income ventures." These are for-profit initiatives that both advance the FBO's social mission and contribute to its financial sustainability. Interviews were successfully completed with 265 FBOs and we found that 37% are currently operating such ventures. These include such types as fee for service (e.g., charging for counseling services), selling products or services (such as lawn care or auto repair), or leasing property. Click here to download the survey report.

To facilitate networking among FBOs involved in earned-income ventures, and to help connect FBOs that wish to learn more about launching their own ventures, CFIC offers a searchable, on-line Directory of about 75 FBOs currently operating earned-income ventures. To access the Directory, click here.

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