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Food insecurity number is unchanged from 2019 — likely thanks to increased gov help and charitable efforts purpose

Sep. 8, 2021 5:00 pm

Food insecurity number is unchanged from 2019 — likely thanks to increased gov help and charitable efforts

Food banks and food pantries responded nimbly and quickly to an unprecedented increase in demand and provided assistance to at least 60 million Americans in 2020, says guest columnist Craig Gundersen.
Pandemic hardship is about to get a lot worse for millions of out-of-work Americans purpose

Sep. 7, 2021 1:46 pm

Pandemic hardship is about to get a lot worse for millions of out-of-work Americans

Nearly a third of those currently unemployed come from three sectors of the economy: health care and social assistance; accommodation and food services; and retail trade.
The federal foreclosure moratorium has ended. Here’s what to do to save your home purpose

Aug. 6, 2021 10:44 am

The federal foreclosure moratorium has ended. Here’s what to do to save your home

It is not too late for delinquent homeowners with government-backed mortgages to get into forbearance, says Rachel Labush from Community Legal Services.
An economist outlines the impact of the charitable deduction purpose

Jul. 6, 2021 9:37 am

An economist outlines the impact of the charitable deduction

Even though it is available only for the 10% of American taxpayers who itemize their tax returns, guest columnist Patrick Rooney says giving incentives affect the amount donors actually give.
PA county govs map out how they will use American Rescue Plan money while state dithers funding

May 26, 2021 8:34 am

PA county govs map out how they will use American Rescue Plan money while state dithers

According to experts, one of the most under-discussed aspects of ARP is that it represents "not only the largest positive fiscal jolt to state and local budgets in decades, but also the one most supportive of local discretion."
American Rescue Plan Act offers City opportunity to meet critical behavioral health needs purpose

Apr. 2, 2021 8:30 am

American Rescue Plan Act offers City opportunity to meet critical behavioral health needs

"We call on government, civic, and business leaders to think differently about how their resources impact mental health and substance use," say guest columnists Joe Pyle and Kate Williams.
Federal support has shored up nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic, but many groups are still struggling funding

Mar. 16, 2021 9:19 am

Federal support has shored up nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic, but many groups are still struggling

The new stimulus package includes $7.25 billion in PPP loans, and has $470 million in support to U.S. arts and cultural organizations.
Does the local nonprofit sector have the collective agency to make change and move us toward just recovery? purpose

Feb. 22, 2021 2:09 pm

Does the local nonprofit sector have the collective agency to make change and move us toward just recovery?

“It is hard to find balance between doing the work and finding the energy and resources to argue at City Hall," says Farrah Parkes of Gender Justice Fund.
Cathryn Miller-Wilson: Proposed legislation would acknowledge that immigrants are a public good purpose

Feb. 22, 2021 9:28 am

Cathryn Miller-Wilson: Proposed legislation would acknowledge that immigrants are a public good

"Throughout the pandemic, we have seen how important immigrants are to our community as they have been on the frontlines of our healthcare system and our food production," says the executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania.
Nonprofit leaders, mayor react to executive actions that will be issued by President Biden today purpose

Jan. 20, 2021 3:35 pm

Nonprofit leaders, mayor react to executive actions that will be issued by President Biden today

Ranging from racial equity and immigration to the COVID-19 response and stopping the Keystone XL pipeline, the issues the new administration is addressing will impact the work of nonprofits across the nation. We reached out to seven local leaders for a quick comment.

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