The COVID-19 pandemic — and the resulting economic downturn — is crippling America’s key nonprofit organizations at a time when they’re needed like never before.

Right now, the Senate is preparing to vote on expanded emergency legislation. It’s critically important to make sure this includes $60 billion in emergency stimulus funding for all human service agencies and their employees, who are on the front lines of this crisis. This relief will enable these organizations to stay open for business and stabilize their losses, so they can continue to help those who need it most.

Without this infusion of funding, their ability to care for the most vulnerable in our community is gravely threatened. People’s lives and livelihoods are at risk.

Cash relief is critical so we collectively can:

  • Ensure nonprofits on the front lines can continue to serve those most in need
  • Give payroll tax credits to all human service organizations
  • Provide universal charitable tax deductions for contributions through the end of 2021
  • Sustain federal human service programs, including SNAP and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Keep 12 million people employed across the country -- 10% of U.S. GDP

As the world’s largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation supports a network of hundreds of nonprofits that are on the front lines of this crisis — so we are deeply invested in the health of this sector. 

Tell our New York Congressional delegation that you stand with America’s nonprofits and are committed to their ability to effectively serve our most vulnerable communities.