On August 5, 506 philanthropic leaders, representing nearly every state across the country, issued a letter to the US Department of Commerce with a clear message: Don’t cut the census short.
A timeline for grantmakers interested in supporting a fair and accurate 2020 Census.
May 2020 Survey Results: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on 2020 Census Funders & Grantees
The Census Bureau began mailing 2020 Census invitations to a majority of households in mid-March, right when the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and social distancing and shelter-in-place orders were implemented in states and communities across the country.
This report examines funder models for census engagement in a handful of states, including overarching themes and best practices for coordinating with other funders and PSOs, nonprofits, and government.
All around the country, philanthropy is mobilizing to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census.