2020 Census Funders: Learning from National Initiatives

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York; 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036
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The 2020 Census Funders Group is an ad hoc group of regional philanthropic leaders working in partnership with national and local nonprofit, government and business leaders – as well as our upstate sister organization New York Funders Alliance and its members. There are over a dozen foundations already associated with this group, but its meetings are open to all who are interested in learning about progress toward a full and fair 2020 Census count.

This will be the first meeting of the New York funders group for 2018 and the fourth for the group since it first began to form last summer.

This gathering will give funders of all programmatic interests an opportunity to hear from colleagues about local efforts to ensure a full and fair count, as well as the initiatives that are taking place in other locations around the country that might serve as learning opportunities. We will also receive a briefing from Geri Mannion, Program Director, U.S. Democracy & Special Operations Fund, Carnegie Corporation of New York, who will discuss two separate census/funders initiatives, which work together.  One is the Democracy Funders’ Census Initiative, which Bauman Foundation oversees and helps staff; and the second is the FCCP’s funder census initiative, Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup, which helps to educate funders around the country on why the census should be among your priorities. This includes outreach to state and local foundations.

***For Members of New York Funders Alliance and Other Funders Not Able to Attend in Person***

If you are a funder interested in Census 2020 issues but can't make it to Times Square, we welcome participation by phone. If you would like to join by teleconference, please register for the program at the link above and then – separately and in addition – email mremaley@philanthropynewyork.org to receive call-in information. 


  • Current national and local thinking about Census 2020, and the role of philanthropy and business to ensure a full and fair count
  • Updates from the 2020 Census Funders Group on the movement to coordinate the efforts of funders and community-based nonprofits
  • Updates on the group’s 2018 meeting schedule

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2:45 - 3:00 PM  Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM  Program

Registration is required by February 13.

PNY Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.

Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org ($150 fee).

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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