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Philanthropic Letter to Commerce Secretary

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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.

2020 Self-Response Analysis Webinars

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The Funders Census Initiative, in coordination with Census Counts and the CUNY Mapping Service, hosted a weekly — then bimonthly — briefing for funders and practitioners during the 2020 Census self-response phase.

2020 Census Funder Survey Report

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.

A Message from the Funders Census Initiative

April 1, 2020 Census Colleagues: Today is 2020 Census Day! The Census Bureau’s massive outreach operation is in full swing, self-responses are coming in (and being reported) daily, and despite the impact of COVID-19 on in-person outreach, organizations in every state are working hard to Get-Out-the-Count.



Census Policy Update: What’s in store for 2019?

By Terri Ann Lowenthal, FCCP Census Consultant  Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you are a census warrior — contemplating or committed to investing in activities that promote a fair and accurate 2020 Census.