The Coalition for Nonprofit Equity

The Coalition for Nonprofit Equity is a collective of more than 600 community-based nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC. Members of the Coalition share a common goal- ensuring all DC residents have access to the vital community-based services and supports they need to not only survive, but thrive.

Thank you to Lois & Richard England Family Foundation, Prince Charitable Trust, and Oakpoint Foundation who provided funding to support the work of the Coalition. 

To join the Coalition, please email:


Lori Kaplan, Community Leader | Gretchen Van der Veer, Fair Chance
Kim Perry, DC Action | Deborah Shore, Sasha Bruce
Nechama Masliansky, So Others Might Eat (SOME)
Scott Bruton and Melissa Millar, The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (CNHED) 
Adam Maier, Pathways to Housing DC


Implementation of Nonprofit Fair Compensation Act

  • With the help of Councilmember Nadeau, $1.2M was added to the 2023 Youth Homlessness Grants in the DHS budget to cover additional indirect costs.
  • The Steering Committeee is meeting monthly with the DC Director of the Office of Contracting and Procurement and the Assistant City Administrator Lindsey Parker.
  • Engagement with Chief Equity Officer Amber Hewitt.
  • Advocacy with Mayor to direct Agencies to implement the Act.
  • Educate Nonprofits on their rights under the Act and how to calculate indirect cost rates (see resources below).