This is a call to action for all charitable organizations to join in the effort to advocate for inclusion of immediate relief for nonprofits in legislation moving through Congress. This past week, 55 national nonprofit organizations sent a letter to President Biden and congressional leaders identifying challenges charitable organizations continue to face and seeking support for urgently needed policy objectives that will enable charitable organizations to contribute to the nation’s relief, recovery, and rebuilding.
The letter states: “Given our unique role of providing pandemic relief and economic recovery, we ask that Congress and the Administration enact a package of relief solutions tailored to the actual needs and realities of these organizations that, like you, are devoted to serving the public good.” Those solutions include:
- Nonprofit Jobs: Enactment of the WORK NOW Act, improvements to the Employee Retention Tax Credit, collection and timely reporting of nonprofit employment data; and
- Nonprofit Resources: Extension and expansion of the Universal Charitable Deduction, protection of the itemized charitable donation deduction, appropriation of emergency grant funds, preservation of the ARPA state/local funds, and expansion of broadband.
The Charitable Nonprofit Policy Priorities Letter is open to all organizations that support the policy objectives and the work of charitable organizations in communities.