Support a Charity – If You Can

 

Last Updated: December 2, 2020 for Giving Tuesday

A lot of people are hurting out there in the DC area, the U.S. and around the world. Unemployment benefits are not going to last forever and many people (e.g., undocumented individuals) are ineligible for unemployment or the federal stimulus funds. But the majority of you, like myself, have not been financially affected, and at least some of us likely received stimulus money in our bank accounts that we are just going to add to savings. Also, although it has been barely reported on, the CARES Act creates a $300 above-the-line charitable deduction in 2020  federal income taxes, which means you can deduct up to $300 of donations to charities from your taxable income EVEN if you don’t itemize (which is 85%+ of filers).

So, if you are able to and can spare, I hope you can donate to one of these non-profit/charities listed below. Many of these I’ve supported for years but most were suggested by you and are new to me. We are personally supporting the most of them but all seem worthy. I encourage you to support any charity, even those not listed. In light of the issues my wife and I had with her childbirth, I also encourage you to support an organization like Mamatoto Village focused on improving outcomes for Black mothers in the DC area.

DC Organizations 

Focus on Supporting Immigrants

National/International Organizations

Organizations for Racial Justice

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