Many nonprofit organizations told us it's been their toughest year yet.
In fact the United Way says it's about 65 thousand dollars short of its fundraising goal.
"Any amount helps. That's what's so great about our community," said Amanda Crysler, the director of United-Way.
Crysler says she'll always be passionate about her work, however right now; she's worried about the future.
"We have not yet seen an upswing in our campaign; we're working really hard to turn that around. This year has probably been on of the hardest years to fundraise in."
United Way's hopes to raise 1.25 million dollars are starting to look dim, with the organization trending about 65 thousand dollars less than last year.
"It's not about united way its not about the organization in general, it's really truly about the community, and I just want to be able to provide the same amount of money we provided last year."
The group says the majority of their donations come from the local workforce employees who set up automatic five to ten dollar withdrawals from their pay check each week.
Crysler says united-way isn't the only organization struggling.
"Our local non-profits are seeing records in their demands in services, and also huge cuts and their federal and state funding," explained Crysler.
Crysler added that she hopes things turn around soon, as she believes that non-profits are a big part of what makes mesa county a great community.
"I'm really proud of the non profits that we have here in Mesa County. Because if it wasn't for them I don't think our community would be in as good shape is it's in today."