Campaign for 20
State and local governments rely on human services and nonprofit organizations to deliver basic services to their communities. Most requests for proposals deliberately preclude human service organizations from billing for the full costs of delivering services. As a result of this, government contracts pay, on average, less than 80 cents for every $1 in services human service organizations deliver.
Systematic underfunding causes turmoil and instability in human services organizations resulting in financial distress, high level of staff turnover, and sub-optimal outcomes. Many of these problems are accentuated and organizations have been permanently closing their doors. Impacts are most severe on smaller nonprofits, many of which are led by members of the population these organizations aim to serve.
Add your name to the list of supporters urging governmental agencies and other non-profit funders to provide the full cost of services they ask human agencies services to deliver in 2023.