Working to achieve a complete count in 2020
When it comes to ensuring a fair and accurate Census 2020, the stakes are high. Through our community leadership, the Foundation specializes in bringing engaged community members together to make measurable differences in some of the capital area’s toughest issues. Occasionally, our advocacy for the region – its dynamic communities, its diverse people – extends beyond our local leadership in our sustained Strategic Initiatives, and, in further service to our mission, we engage in topics that can impact philanthropy and the Sacramento area on a broader scale.
Advocating for a fair and accurate 2020 Census is a perfect example of such an issue, and that’s why the Foundation is involved.
Among other things, data from Census 2020 will determine the allocation of hundreds of millions of federal dollars in the Sacramento region and the type of representation our community has going forward. For each person who goes uncounted, it is estimated that our community loses $2,000 per year, severely impacting federal support for health care, education, transportation, housing, civil rights enforcement, job training, law enforcement, food, legal services, and more.
An accurate Census 2020 is vital to everyone in the Sacramento region – including the fundholders, nonprofit partners, and community members whom we serve each day – which is why we are working closely within each of the capital region’s counties to develop thoughtful outreach strategies that reflect the unique needs of local communities, including ensuring hard-to-count populations are identified and meaningfully engaged in the 2020 Census.
Because it has been identified as the eighth hardest-to-count county in the State, our efforts focused in Sacramento County have been ongoing. In partnership with the County of Sacramento, the Foundation is coordinating the Sacramento County Complete Count Committee, which is comprised of local leaders who represent diverse populations in Sacramento County, and who are working within their communities to develop outreach strategies that will to ensure a complete count in our region.
In addition to our work in Sacramento County, the Foundation has been selected by the State of California to serve as one of ten Administrative Community-Based Organizations (ACBO); in this role, we are coordinating a coalition of organizations across a 17-county swath of Northern California—including the El Dorado, Placer, and Yolo counties—to encourage residents to complete the Census.
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