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Participate. Convene. Invest: A Call to Action for Philanthropy

April 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm PDT


Chesapeake Bay Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees,

Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Grantmakers In Health, Philanthropy CA, Philanthropy Northwest, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders, United Philanthropy Forum

We are now less than two years away from “Census Day,” April 1st, 2020! Join a conversation about why the census matters and the role that philanthropy can play in ensuring a fair and accurate count. Data from the census drive key decisions made by government, business, nonprofits and philanthropy. Although philanthropy cannot and should not supplant the government’s responsibility to ensure a fair and accurate census, funder engagement in support of the census is more important than ever.

Funders will learn about:

Current policy landscape on important census issues.
How funders can use their leverage to participate in census organizing at the national, state, and local level.
The different ways funders have been convening their colleagues, stakeholders, and community leaders to learn about and strategize for a fair and accurate census.
How funders are already planning for investments at the state and local level.
You’ll hear directly from funders on how they’ve been engaging at the state and local level, and leave with concrete next action steps for census engagement at your foundation and/or in your community. The time to act is now!

Moderated by Christian Arana, Latino Community Foundation


Elina Alterman, Kansas Health Foundation
Marcia Avner, Bauman Foundation
Terri Ann Lowenthal, Consultant to FCI
Alexie Torres-Fleming, Access Strategies Fund

Areas of Impact:

Food Access  |   Immigration  |   Racial Justice  |   Social Justice  |   Policy Advocacy

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