The census doesn’t end when the counting stops. 2020 Census data are forthcoming and 2030 planning 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.
FCI 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.