The 2020 Census is less than a year away. The counting of nearly 400 million persons is an endeavor that requires cooperation among federal, state, and local governments, community-based organizations, and philanthropy. The allocation of federal funds to the state is determined by Census data. Therefore an inaccurate count will undermine Californians’ equal access to resources as well as equal political representation.
Philanthropy has made an accurate and fair Census count a priority. However, as California continues to prepare for the upcoming Census, the public and private sectors have an opportunity to help pave the future for our state. California is a national leader demonstrating the power of collaboration between philanthropy, community-based organizations, and government to ensure that every person is counted.
We invite you to join our upcoming statewide cross-sector Census briefing,California Counts: Partnerships for a Successful Census on May 21, 2019, 1:30pm-4:30pm in Sacramento.
During the briefing, we will share the efforts by both the nonprofit and philanthropic sector to ensure an accurate and complete count. We will also hear from the state Complete Count Committee about their immediate and future plans to identify opportunities for cross-sector collaboration. Join us for this timely discussion on immediate and future actions to ensure all Californians are counted.
In addition, we invite you to join Philanthropy California the following day for Philanthropy in the State Capitol on Wednesday, May 22. Philanthropy in the State Capitol Day gives funders the opportunity to foster relationships with key policymakers and to strengthen philanthropy’s voice to effect influential change for millions of Californians.
Join us to learn about state and funders’ investments to-date, on-the-ground outreach efforts, and how to get connected to this statewide movement
Visit Philanthropy California's site to register to attend this event.