People are sometimes surprised to learn that New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, receives no government funding. We are entirely supported by private individuals and churches passionate about seeing a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished. Government has grown so big and the non-profit sector so dependent on the public dole that it seems an anomaly when an organization likes ours is entirely privately funded.
We were reminded of this when we saw a picture of Senator David Carlucci (D-Clarkstown) handing out an oversized check. According to Senator Carlucci, “We wanted to show our support for the LGBTQ community by presenting the Rockland County Pride Center with $200,000 in state grant money.”
To be honest, that is only the tip of the iceberg. Planned Parenthood affiliates across the Empire State receive millions in taxpayer dollars. In fact, in New York over a third of all abortions are funded through Medicaid (taxpayer) dollars. It gets worse. As the pro-life community makes strides, abortions are on the decline. To make up revenue, some Planned Parenthood facilities are now getting paid for providing hormonal treatments to young people seeking gender reassignment surgery.
It doesn’t stop with non-profits, either. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deeply ill-advised 2013 casino amendment was marketed as a rich source of revenue for state and local governments. But, the new casinos aren’t hitting their targets and government jurisdictions are not reaping the benefits that they anticipated from upstate casino expansion. The gambling juggernaut currently has a full-court press on Albany to authorize sports betting. They see NFL, NBA and MLB games as a new source of ill-gotten gain for their gambling empires. The casinos are also asking the state to renegotiate the terms of their state agreements. I believe it is only a matter of time until one of more of these casinos seeks a state bailout.
We tell you all of this to ask for your help. The first half of this year’s giving is down by over $37,000. Thankfully, we exercise fiscal prudence and expenses are down as well, but that trend cannot continue when we need to get out the vote in what is going to be an enormous election year. We don’t want to see programs like our planned voter guide suffer at such an opportune time. Can we count on your continued support?
Your most generous donation of $50, $75, $250, $500 or even $1000, will help us enter the arena armed with the resources we need to engage in the fight. For your convenience you can give online or you can send checks made payable to “NYFRF” to: PO Box 131, Spencerport, NY 14559.
At New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, we don’t have a governor or some elected official putting money in our pocket. We have God’s people who provide for our needs. Thank you for standing with us at such a critical time.