This week, West Virginia’s three leadership associations representing philanthropy and nonprofits requested that West Virginia’s Governor and the U.S. Congressional Delegation make sure to include nonprofits in all federal and state economic hardship and stimulus support in response to the pandemic and economic downturn.
Philanthropy West Virginia, the West Virginia Nonprofit Association, and the West Virginia United Way Collaborative issued the joint letters to West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, and U.S. House members advocating that nonprofits be included in any economic/financial hardship and stimulus funds to support West Virginia’s nonprofits.
“Our communities are coming together with nonprofits on the front lines responding to dozens of needs reaching tens of thousands of our neighbors in West Virginia,” says Paul D. Daugherty, president & CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia. Philanthropy WV is the state leadership association for private and family foundations, corporations, community foundations, United Ways, and other funders.
He adds, “Right along with first responders, nonprofits are one of the first sectors to respond in times of crisis and they need to be included in all federal and state relief funds for stimulus and economic hardships to ensure our nonprofits survive and communities thrive.”
This week West Virginia’s many sectors are coming together to respond swiftly to the impacts of COVID-19 on our citizens, communities, schools, churches, nonprofits, businesses, local and state government, and so much more.
As the federal and state government works on legislation and response strategies for the pandemic, inclusion of nonprofits in any financial assistance programs is critical. West Virginia’s nonprofit organizations are sacrificing their sustainability and managing great pressures to create calm, support, and spreading kindness across all communities.
The three associations, Philanthropy West Virginia, West Virginia Nonprofit Association, and West Virginia United Way Collaborative have made their senior leaders available to assist, advise, and provide information to state and federal government leaders with policy and plans development. To review the letters and this information visit: http://www.philanthropywv.org/standing-up-for-nonprofits-exhibiting-leadership-uncertain-times/