Funders Census Initiative: April 1, 2020 Funder Resources

Publication date: 
March 2020

April 1, 2020 is Census Day. The Census Bureau, along with public, private, and nonprofit sector partners use this date as an opportunity to raise awareness about the 2020 Census and what is at stake with a fair and accurate count. For the philanthropic sector, this is an opportunity to participate, convene, and invest. During this time of uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19, it’s critical that we continue to collectively prioritize the health and safety of our communities and uplift the importance of responding to the census (and how easy it is to complete online, over the phone, or through the paper form). 

This suite of resources for funders and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs) is a compilation of guidance that has been developed by national and state-based organizations that are leading  2020 Census education and mobilization. This toolkit reflects these resources to ensure that philanthropic engagement around the April 1 day-of-action aligns with broader stakeholder Get-Out-the-Count (GOTC) efforts.

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