“The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is grateful for Representative McCollum’s support of our sector,” said Nonoko Sato, Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. “Elected officials benefit from the experience and wisdom of nonprofits, and permanent seat at the proverbial table creates a pathway of communication. In turn, this legislation will benefit communities across our great state and the whole country.”
“The Nonprofit Sector Strength and Partnership Act of 2022 offers the opportunity for collaboration and mutual benefit between the Federal government and the nonprofit sector, ultimately benefiting communities across the country,” said Susie Brown, President of the Minnesota Council on Foundations. “The introduction of this bill reflects more than a decade of work by Rep. Betty McCollum, who has a long history of championing issues of importance for nonprofits and foundations.”
“Americans trust nonprofits to strengthen our communities through the vital resources they provide,” said Kelley J. Kuhn, president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association. “With the Nonprofit Sector Strength and Partnership Act of 2022, nonprofit leaders will formally join policymakers to offer their expertise and experience. We are grateful to Rep. Fred Upton for his tireless efforts on behalf of the nonprofit sector in Michigan and across the country.”
“Our sector—foundations and nonprofits alike—has long been seeking an established and formal partnership with government that the Nonprofit Sector Strength and Partnership Act of 2022 will create,” Kyle Caldwell, president and CEO, Council of Michigan Foundations said. “We are grateful for the leadership of Congressman Fred Upton for co-sponsoring this important legislation. We know government needs good data, our active voice and our meaningful engagement. Creating a seat at the table for the nonprofit sector will ensure we can work alongside government to more effectively serve communities in ways that lead toward more equitable outcomes.”
Find the full text of the Nonprofit Sector Strength and Partnership Act of 2022 here. Find more information, including endorsing organizations, a fact sheet, and a section-by-section summary of the bill here. Information from Independent Sector on the bill is available here.