The week of July 13, nonprofits around the country are joining together for the #Relief4Charities Week of Action, asking policymakers to address four specific issues to ensure we can continue to provide frontline services to those in need and continue to help our communities recover. As Congress works on the next COVID-19 relief package this month, the letter below has been sent to Senate and House offices with our requests.
Learn more about the #Relief4Charities Week of Action events and advocacy asks.
July 13, 2020
Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer:
The charitable nonprofit community appreciates that several key relief programs in the various COVID-19 relief laws enacted by Congress extend eligibility to some nonprofit organizations. These bipartisan efforts recognize both that the American people rely extensively on charitable nonprofits for important services and supports and that charitable nonprofits play a significant role in our nation’s economy as the third largest employer. These programs have been a lifeline for many nonprofits during this difficult time and it is clear that every dollar granted, donated, or earned has been leveraged immediately to address clear and present challenges. However, nonprofits – like the people we serve throughout the country – still face significant challenges. As we continue to provide relief and begin the process of reopening, these challenges will only grow.
As you work on the next COVID-19 relief package this month, the charitable nonprofit sector urges you to address four specific issues to ensure we can continue to provide frontline services to those in need, and are able to help our communities recover. The following key areas have garnered widespread bipartisan support in both the House and Senate and will be covered in depth at virtual briefings during the #Relief4Charities “week of action” beginning July 13:
- Continue Emergency Funding Programs
- Provide Low-Cost Loans to Mid-Size and Larger Nonprofits
- Strengthen Charitable Giving Incentives
- Provide Full unemployment Benefit Reimbursement
Read full letter to get more details on our requests.
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