NYAPRS Note: This comes from former NYAPRS Board Co-Chair and Community Access’ Advocacy Coordinator Carla Rabinowitz. Please act today.
Take two minutes to send a letter to the Mayor to help nonprofits across New York City!
Government relies on nonprofit expertise in creating and delivering programs, and nonprofits in turn rely on government contracts for many of the services that are offered to nonprofit program participants
But NYC has come to pay the nonprofit sector about 80 cents on the dollar, creating significant funding gaps that are leading to unsustainable financial strains. Experts estimate that 18% of NYC human service nonprofits are insolvent.
To alleviate this shortfall between what government funds and what services cost to provide, organizations turn to fundraising and other philanthropic revenue, but the gap between what government pays for services and our ability to fundraise is widening, and for some nonprofits, that gap has become too wide to stay afloat.
218 NYC nonprofit human services providers joined to send a letter to the Mayor in December requesting a 12 percent increase on our contracts. We are asking the Mayor to ensure that New York remains a safe, diverse, and inclusive sanctuary for all.
Please print this Letter format and sign. Letter takes a minute to load. Please be patient
You can scan and email the letter to me and I will send in bulk.
Or you can send letters directly to the Mayor at:
Honorable Bill de Blasio Mayor of New York City
New York, NY 10007
2 Washington Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212.780.1400 x7726