Community Progress Joins 200+ Nonprofits in Supporting “Charitable Sector: COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package”

March 23, 2020

The Center for Community Progress is proud to join more than 200 fellow nonprofits including Smart Growth America,   Habitat for Humanity, United Way Worldwide, Meals on Wheels America, and Girl Scouts of the USA  in requesting support for a $60 billion infusion of support to nonprofits to enable them to help the most vulnerable through this unprecented health and economic crisis.  

“The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic facing the country is having a profound impact on the economy and has greatly expanded the need for charitable organizations to provide additional services in an unprecedented manner. At the same time, the economic downturn will undoubtedly result in a contraction in contributions and other sources of revenue which are the lifeblood of many charitable organizations. America’s charities are frontline responders providing food, shelter, medical services and other critical services to those in need in their communities. At this crucial time when the American people and governments will depend even more on charitable nonprofits, contributions are likely to decrease as happened following the 2008 recession.” 

“As nonprofits, our missions require that we remain responsive to the communities we serve,” said Dr. Akilah Watkins-Butler, President and CEO of Community Progress. “The Charitable Sector Economic Stimulus Package is a necessary investment to ensure that people, neighborhoods, and the larger American community are best-positioned for a holistic recovery.” 

To view a full list of American nonprofits that are ready to serve and the full request, visit 

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