“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.
A decade ago, when the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) published a report called “Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best,” not everyone was thrilled.
Despite the vital importance of the census to philanthropy and all sectors of our society, the census continues to face serious challenges as we approach its public launch on April 1, 2020.
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.
Last year, the Open Society Foundations announced the first recipients of the Soros Arts Fellowship, an initiative to support innovative mid-career artists using art and public space to advance “pluralistic, democratic and just societies.”