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Unprecedented: More than 300 U.S. philanthropic leaders call for removal of citizenship question from 2020 census   National, state and local philanthropies across 38 states and District of Columbia join in unanimous opposition; more than 30 philanthropy-serving organizations also speak out Contact: Gary Bass, 202/328-2040, gbass@baumanfoundation.org WASHINGTON — Reflecting an unprecedented consensus in philanthropy from local foundations to national grantmaking organizations, 304 philanthropic leaders have called on the Trump administration to withdraw a citizenship question from the 2020 census.

Key Takeaways: July First Monday + Election Series Discussion: Funding for Cultural Change: Creating and Meeting the Moment

Funding for Cultural Change: Creating and Meeting the Moment Monday, July 9 3-4 ET | 2-3 CT | 1-2 MT | 12-1 PT Over the last few years, we have seen several cultural moments, such as #MeToo and the response to police violence, take place that have raised social justice struggles to the national platform.


Funding Advocacy Around the Census

Funding Advocacy Around the Census A message from Gary Bass, Executive Director of the Bauman Foundation: While the legal opinion linked to above was written for the Bauman Foundation, which is a private foundation, it is very helpful in providing a roadmap for how private foundations in general can play a role in promoting a fair and accurate census. 





Key Takeaways: Rethinking Democracy Through Electoral Reform

Rethinking Democracy Through Electoral Reform Our current elections require systemic reforms to increase voter participation, counter racial and partisan gerrymandering, overcome zero-sum polarization, and advance a reflective and representative democracy.

Key Takeaways: What Happens After the “Win”?

What Happens After the “Win”? – Lessons Learned from State and Local Money in Politics Campaigns Monday, February 26 at 3-4 ET | 2-3 CT | 1-2 MT | 12-1 PT Funders and stakeholders alike can be so focused on the policy or advocacy campaign “win” that planning for steps after the campaign can take a backseat.