The census doesn’t end when the counting stops. 2020 Census work is ongoing and 2030 planning is well underway. If we want the Census Bureau to better center equity in the development of policies and operations, we must leverage philanthropy’s collective voice throughout the decade. If we want the Bureau to better center historically undercounted communities in the development of policies and operations, we must support and resource our practitioner partners well in advance of these decisions.
For these reasons, FCI developed: A Blueprint for Philanthropic Census Engagement. This resource includes Census Bureau milestones and concrete examples of ways funders can engage and invest in census work throughout the decade.