The census doesn’t end when the counting stops. Planning for the 2030 Census is well underway. The census has disproportionately undercounted people of color, immigrants, young children, and low-income households, among others. Ongoing engagement from philanthropy—to convene, educate, advocate, and invest—is critical to help ensure that Census Bureau policies and operations center the insights and lived experiences of historically undercounted communities.
The Funders’ Committee Census Initiative (FCCI) developed a Ten Year Blueprint for Philanthropic Census Engagement. This resource includes Census Bureau milestones and Funder Actions to showcase how philanthropy can engage and invest in census work throughout the decade.
Updated summer 2023.