The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented active policy landscape at the local, state and federal levels. Here is a listing of policy actions CMF has taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- CMF, Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and the Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) sent a joint letter to our congressional delegation requesting that they include nonprofit organizations (501(c)3 tax-exempt entities) of all sizes, in all economic and financial hardship relief efforts. (March 31, 2020)
- CMF signed on to a letter calling on financial organizations that administer and directly impact the recipients of 7(a) loans to prioritize nonprofits as loan recipients, recognizing them as essential to our nation’s safety net. (April 6, 2020)
- CMF and MNA sent a letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation asking for a 90-day extension of the comment period for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Regulations. (April 7, 2020)
- CMF, MNA and MAUW sent a joint letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration and the Michigan Legislature seeking support and relief for nonprofits that are working with state government in the areas of contracting, budget, staffing and programming as well as the restoration of state charitable tax credits. (April 8, 2020)
- CMF signed on to letter requesting that SBA release data detailing the breakdown between loan awards to nonprofit and for-profit entities. (April 13, 2020)
- CMF signed-on to a bipartisan letter drafted by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to House and Senate leadership, calling for Congress to address the nonprofit community’s requests for resources during the coronavirus crisis. (April 15, 2020)
- CMF submitted comments to the Federal Reserve requesting that the Main Street Business Lending Program and Municipal Liquidity Facility, include nonprofits, many institutions of higher learning and minority-serving Institutions. (April 15, 2020)
- CMF, MNA and MAUW sent a joint letter to our congressional delegation and senators regarding needs in upcoming COVID-19 federal response efforts. (April 16, 2020)
- CMF signed on to a joint letter to state policymakers urging that state officials include rental assistance as an essential component of Michigan’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. (June 12, 2020)
- CMF submitted comments encouraging the Federal Reserve to make COVID relief Main Street Lending Program loans forgivable for nonprofits, as well as available to nonprofits with fewer than 50 employees (June 22, 2020)
- CMF, MNA and MAUW sent a joint letter to our congressional delegation and senators regarding needs in the COVID-19 federal response package as negotiations were underway on a compromise between the HEROES Act and the HEALS Act (August 2, 2020)
While CMF represents the collective interests of philanthropy in Michigan, it is important to note that membership dues do not go towards advocacy work.
Please contact Regina Bell, director, government relations and public policy.