What Funders Need to Know NOW about Census 2020

Monday, December 4, 2017
9:00am to 11:00am EST
The Meyer Foundation
1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 800
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Eligible to attend: All WRAG Members. Please register online. Non-member funders may register by emailing Rebekah Seder, seder(at)washingtongrantmakers.org. 

Data from the decennial census drives key decisions made by federal and local government, business, nonprofits, and philanthropy. When people aren't counted, they become politically invisible - and, historically, the Census has missed disproportionate numbers of people of color, immigrants, young children, and low-income households. In 2020, this challenge will be compounded due to dramatic changes in the design, implementation, and budget for the census, making the most marginalized members of our communities even more at risk of being undercounted.

The good news is, there is a role for funders to play in supporting efforts to leverage community resources to reach as many people as possible - if we act now. Join us to learn more about how the changes to the 2020 Census will impact outreach efforts and how philanthropy can most effectively respond.


  • Philip Lutz, Assistant Regional Census Manager, Philadelphia Regional Office, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Maggie Osborn, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, United Philanthropy Forum
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