After bargain shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is a day to support an organization close to your heart in your community.
Why DCFPI? We work every day to make DC stronger. DCFPI provides research on DC budget and policy choices to reduce inequality and expand opportunity for residents striving to make it into the middle class. Many of you have used that information to communicate with our elected officials in ways that that helped increase funding for affordable housing, education, and healthcare.
If you rely on DCFPI to make the case for issues you care about, we need your support today for our #GivingTuesday campaign!
A look at DCFPI’s hard-earned successes shows the impact your donation can make:
• DCFPI staff worked to create a fairer tax system. Our work resulted in an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit for working poor residents and other changes that will reduce taxes for thousands of low-income residents.
• DCFPI has been a leader in calling for more resources to be steered to high-poverty schools, so we are excited that over $50 million was added to this year’s school budget for at-risk students. Thanks to our efforts to make sure as many kids get the help they need, funding was added for 10,000 children beyond initial plans.
• DCFPI led the effort to address the tragic rise in family homelessness. Our work led to creation of a new homelessness prevention program, 10 more social workers to help families at the DC General shelter, and more permanent supportive housing (PSH) for families.
And with your contribution, we can make an even bigger impact next year! You help us combine our analysis with advocacy partnerships that bring real reform. No other organization in DC puts together this mix of analysis and advocacy. It is what makes DCFPI so effective.
So please consider donating to the DC Fiscal Policy Institute today. And to help your gift go a bit further, generous donors have agreed to match all of our contributions up to $1,500!
Together, we can put more families on the path to economic security and prosperity. Thank you!Leave a reply to this post