Census 2020


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"All philanthropists have a stake in the census, no matter what they fund or where. It is incumbent upon us to do whatever we can to guarantee that it proceeds accurately, apolitically, ethically, and efficiently. And we are running out of time."
Gary D. Bass, Antonia Hernández, Barbara Picower, and Darren Walker


News & Opinion

“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census
Inside Philanthropy, September 12, 2018

Every Person Counts: Why the Census Must Be Rescued
By Gary D. Bass, Antonia Hernández, Barbara Picower, and Darren Walker
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 31, 2018

Foundations Push Census Turnout in Worrisome Times
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 7, 2018 

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“If you look at the work that philanthropy does, virtually any field that any of our foundations is engaged in is touched by the census because many of the organizations that we work with receive federal support.” Jim Canales

GCIR Resources

Everyone Counts!
Infographic, GCIR

California Counts!
Infographic, GCIR

California Counts! Reducing Census 2020 Undercount
Infographic, GCIR

2020 Census Funder Tool Kit
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation

External Resources

Progress Report on the Census Infrastructure: A Report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the Assembly Select Committee on the Census, and the Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census, California Complete Count Census 2020, October 1, 2018.

Census-Guided Financial Assistance to Rural Communities, The George Washington Institute of Public Policy, September 2018.

Other Resource Pages

Funders Census Initiative (FCI) 2020
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation

Census 2020: Why an Accurate Count Matters to Philanthropy
United Philanthropy Forum

2020 Census
Philanthropy CA

2020 Census
Southern California Grantmakers

2020 Census
Northern California Grantmakers

2020 Census
The Leadership Conference

The Census Project

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