Town asks nonprofits to pitch in with cash
Once, it was enough for Belmont nonprofits to contribute expertise - educational, medical, and cultural - to the town they called home. In exchange for fire, police, and infrastructure services, the tax-exempt organizations gave back enrichment. But in tough fiscal times, Belmont is asking for a more tangible contribution: cash. Letters going out next week will ask all of the town’s nonprofits, which are legally exempt from paying taxes, for voluntary payments to cover the essential services that the town provides to them.