Restore Opportunity Now

Restore Opportunity Now is a statewide effort to call for crucial investments and systemic changes to strengthen New York's nonprofit human services sector. The human services delivery system is the cornerstone in promoting well-being, in successful health and education programs, and a crucial partner in building the economy, but critical changes are needed to ensure the sector can continue to provide essential services. We look forward to working in parternship with the Governor's Office and the legislature to support New York's communities.

RON Asks


Fully fund nonprofits for the real cost of providing services


Support salary benefits that allow nonprofits to recruit, and retain quality staff


Fund programs to provide essential servicesto communities across the state

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Coalition Members

Advisory Committee

Representing Regions

  • Statewide
  • Central NY
  • Finger Lakes
  • New York City
  • Capital Region
  • Western NY
  • Westchester
  • Southern Tier

Budget Statement

“In his Executive Budget, Governor Cuomo laid out many progressive proposals, including the expansion of Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Afterschool, and addressing homelessness and the opioid epidemic, all with the very worthy goal of increasing opportunity for individuals and families. However, the Executive Budget, while acknowledging the importance of the human services programs we run, provides little in the way of strengthening the organizations and the sector responsible for helping lift families out of poverty and serves as a vital employer to thousands across the State. Ensuring services to meet community needs, addressing issues of recruitment and retention, and covering the full costs of providing services while innovating and improving, are all increasingly challenging for the under-resourced sector. We urge Governor Cuomo and the Legislature to stand with us and communities in need by investing in the sector that strengthens our State every day. – Restore Opportunity Now Campaign.”