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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.



Census Legacies Webinar: How Census Tables Can Help Build More Inclusive + Equitable Regions

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Sponsors: Center of Social Innovation at UCR, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Native Americans in Philanthropy, The California Endowment Speakers: Sky Allen, IE RISE Jocelyn Bissonnette, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation Janeen Comenote, National Urban Indian Family Coalition Naomi Lett, United Way Association of South Carolina Margarita Luna, The California Endowment Karthick Ramakrishnan, Center for Social Innovation, UC Riverside Erik Stegman, Native Americans in Philanthropy Patricia A.


Member Resource Recording: COVID-19 and the Impact on 2020 Census Outreach: Shifting tactics to get out the count

Presented by Census Counts Campaign’s States Count Action Network, State Voices, Leadership Conference Education Fund, Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation’s (FCCP) Funders Census Initiative Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1 PM Eastern Slides Webinar Recording This webinar featured state practitioners who shared how COVID-19 and the Census Bureau’s adjusted operational timeline are impacting 2020 Census outreach.

Member Resource Recording: COVID-19 and the Impact on Civic Engagement in 2020

Presented by FCCP & State Voices Friday, March 20 at 3pm Eastern Webinar Recording Follow Up Q&A + Resources Invitation: Join practitioners and fellow funders for a conversation on how COVID-19 (‘Coronavirus’) is impacting 2020 civic engagement programs, organizations, and people, and discuss how to support shifts in program and operations.