California Census 2020 Statewide Funders' Initiative (Census 2020)

June 2019
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“I’ve never seen the amount of support, investment, the breadth and depth of partnerships that I’m seeing for 2020,” one census outreach organizer said.
May 2019
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Leaders of four of the nation’s most prominent philanthropies have committed $20 million in new money to a $43 million effort to ensure a complete and accurate tally in the 2020 census — and are publicly calling on their philanthropy peers to provide an additional $10 million for a total of $73 million. 
September 2018
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“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census
A public health funder based in California just kicked in $10 million to aid the state’s $90 million efforts to get a fair and accurate census count in 2020. The count determines the destination of federal dollars, the breakdown of representation in Washington and even influences where private investments flow.
August 2018
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The inclusion of a question about citizenship status on the next census has funders and advocates even more worried about getting a full and accurate count in 2020.
May 2018
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Foundations push Census turnout
Grant makers are gearing up early to counter Trump administration policies surrounding the 2020 census and raising concerns that the White House plans and a general rise in an anti-immigrant sentiment could distort the results of the crucial once-a-decade population count.
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