Census 2020:  Why Philanthropy Counts

The Forum will be sponsoring a webinar conversation on October 18 (2:00pm-3:00pm) about why the census matters and the role that philanthropy can play in ensuring a fair and accurate count.  Data from the census drives key decisions made by government, business, nonprofits and philanthropy.  Unfortunately, the Census has historically missed disproportionate numbers of people of color, immigrants, young children and low-income and rural households.  For example, it is estimated that the “undercounted” included about a million children in the 2010 Census.  By not being counted, these individuals and communities may not receive needed services and resources that otherwise would be afforded to them on the basis of census data.  Although Census 2020 is four years away, policy and administrative decisions being made now in Washington, DC, and across the country will carry significant implications for census accuracy and outcomes.  We hope that you will join us to learn more about why the census is critical to your work, the communities you care about and how you can be involved in ensuring a fair and accurate count.  Register