Planning for Action: The role of funders in supporting a complete count in the 2020 Census
More than $800 billion annually in federal assistance to states, localities, and families is distributed based on Census data. Of that $800 billion, $17.56 billion is distributed in New Jersey. Historically, the Census has missed disproportionate numbers of people of color, young children, non-English speaking residents, and the urban and rural poor. Newark is particularly affected by this, and one of the hardest to count cities in the country. The Newark Census response rate in 2010 was just 55%.
Over the past several months, the Newark community has been creating a plan to ensure a fair and accurate count. A Complete Count Committee has been formed, there is unprecedented support and interest from government, non-profit organizations, and the funding community, and a community-driven plan has been created.
During this meeting, we will discuss concrete steps that the foundation community can take to help to ensure a complete count in Newark in an effort to develop an aligned local philanthropic response.
We ask everyone to bring a list of your grantees to the meeting.
Cost: Free for CNJG Members/ $35 for Non Member Grantmakers
Breakfast and networking starting at 9:30 a.m.